Xiaomi Black Shark 2 launched, comes with pressure sensitive AMOLED display

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Featured

After months of teasing, Xiaomi has finally launched the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 in China. The device is the successor to last year’s Black Shark gaming smartphone. With devices like ASUS ROG Phone here, Xiaomi wants to be at the front of the gaming smartphone market as well. Let’s take a look at what the device has to offer.

Also read: ASUS ROG Phone Review: a pure Android gaming console

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 specifications

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 comes with a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint sensor and 1080 x 2340 pixel resolution. It features a pressure-sensitive system that enables gamers to map the buttons located on the flanking corners of the screen. Under the hood, you get the flagship Snapdragon 855 SoC. Users have the option to choose from 6GB of RAM/128GB storage and 12GB of RAM/256GB storage variants.

It also comes with Xiaomi’s new cooling technology, called the Liquid Cooling 3.0. Xiaomi claims it is the world’s first “direct touch multilayer liquid cooling system”. Basically, it keeps the temperature of the CPU 14-degrees cooler during intense gaming sessions. As for camera optics, there is a 48MP+12MP dual camera setup at the back. Up front, you get a 20MP shooter for selfies. The device is powered by a 4,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support. 

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 price and availability

Xiaomi has launched the Black Shark 2 in China for now. It is available in two color options – Frozen Silver and Shadow Black. You can get the base variant with 6GB RAM+128GB storage at Yuan 3,200 (~Rs 32,600). On the other hand, the higher model with 12GB RAM+256GB storage model costs Yuan 4,200 (~Rs 42,800). As of now, there is no word as to whether the device will make its way to India or not.


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