Xiaomi launches the Black Shark 2 Pro, Snapdragon 855+ in tow

Yolanda Curtis
July 31, 2019

At the same time, newer players like Black Shark have also been attracted towards the niche market and today, the company launches its mid-cycle iteration to the Black Shark 2 with improvements both in terms of the design and under the hood.

It features a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels with an in-display fingerprint scanner, and it's powered by the latest and greatest from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC. Helping the processor is a huge amount of 12GB of RAM, as well as 128GB and 256GB storage options. It's the second phone to be launched with this overclocked chipset - after the ROG Phone 2. Another addition is the updated liquid cooling 3.0 which now comes with a liquid-cooled plate and tube for optimal thermal management.

Black Shark 2 Pro has been launched in China in two variants.

Black Shark 2 Pro has been priced starting at 2,999 yuan (roughly Rs. 30,000) for the 12GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. The display also gets all the goodies like 430 nits brightness, a 60,000:1 contrast ratio, Magic Press 2.0, 34.7ms touch latency and a 240Hz touchscreen polling rate. The device will also be featuring in multiple color variants alongside the standard variant. The phone is up for reservation, and will go on sale on August 2.

The gaming smartphone runs on Google's Android 9 Pie operating system.

Much like its predecessor, Black Shark 2 retains the dual front-facing speakers for an immersive gaming experience, along with three microphones for improved in-game voice communication.

Black Shark 2 Pro brings a minor change in the camera department as well.

The Black Shark 2 Pro packs a 4,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support. Upfront, there is a 20-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture. So, the new Black Shark phone is an answer to Asus's recently launched smartphone. Additionally, the company has introduced two gaming headsets, one of the in-ear type and the other, over-the-ear headphones.

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