Xiaomi Black Shark 2 was launched in India on Monday. A gaming smartphone by Xiaomi-backed brand Black Shark, the Black Shark 2 will go on sale in India next month via Flipkart. To recall, Xiaomi launched the Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone in China back in March this year. Highlights of the smartphone include its top-of-the-line Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 SoC and up to 12GB of RAM. The Black Shark 2 will go on sale in the country starting June 4. In addition to the flagship SoC, there are various features that make the new phone a compelling option for mobile gamers. There is a Liquid Cool 3.0 liquid-cooling technology to increase heat dissipation. Similarly, the Black Shark 2 comes with a touch response rate of 240Hz.
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 price in India
The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 price in India has been set at Rs. 39,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model, while its top-of-the-line with 12GB RAM + 256GB storage comes with a price tag of Rs. 49,999. The phone will be offered in Shadow Black and Frozen Silver colour options.
As we mentioned, the Black Shark 2 will go on sale in India starting June 4 through Flipkart.
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 specifications, features
The Black Shark 2 comes as the successor to last year’s Black Shark. It sports a proprietary Liquid Cool 3.0 technology that is designed to increase heat dissipation by 20 times. There is also Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Elite Gaming to deliver an upgraded gaming experience while on-the-go. Further, the phone has a pressure-sensing Magic Press technology.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Xiaomi Black Shark 2 features a 6.39-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) AMOLED display along with TrueView Display support, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and 403ppi of pixel density. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, paired with Adreno 640 GPU and up to 12GB RAM.
In terms of optics, the Black Shark 2 sports a dual rear camera setup that comprises a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.75 lens and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 lens. The rear camera setup supports 2x optical zoom. Also, the phone comes with a 20-megapixel selfie camera at the front that has an f/2.0 lens on top.
The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 has 128GB and 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage options. On the connectivity front, the phone comes with 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C port. Sensors onboard include an accelerometer, ambient light, and a gyroscope. The phone has an in-display fingerprint sensor. Lastly, it packs a 4,000mAh battery and measures 163.61×75.01×8.77mm.
Black Shark 2
|Release date||March 2019|
|Dimensions (mm)||163.61 x 75.01 x 8.77|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4000|
|Fast charging||Quick Charge 4.0|
|Screen size (inches)||6.39|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||403|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|Rear camera||48-megapixel (f/1.75, 0.8-micron) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.0-micron)|
|Front camera||20-megapixel (f/2.0, 0.9-micron)|
|Operating system||Android 9.0 Pie|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|