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Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Gaming Phone With Snapdragon 855 SoC, Up to 12GB RAM Launched in India


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
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 163.61 x 75.01 x 8.77
Weight (g) 205.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4000
Fast charging Quick Charge 4.0


Screen size (inches) 6.39
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2340 pixels
Protection type Gorilla Glass
Aspect ratio 19.5:9
Pixels per inch (PPI) 403


Processor 2.84GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage No


Rear camera 48-megapixel (f/1.75, 0.8-micron) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.0-micron)
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 20-megapixel (f/2.0, 0.9-micron)


Operating system Android 9.0 Pie


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
USB Type-C Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes


Face unlock Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes