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Xiaomi Black Shark 2 with SD855, Liquid Cooling 3.0 announced

Xiaomi’s Black Shark has officially introduced its latest gaming smartphone called Black Shark 2. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie OS and houses Dual Nano SIM slots.

The device measures 163.61 x 75.01 x 8.77 mm and weighs 205 grams. It has Liquid Cooling 3.0 technology, which is a tower-wide cooling system that makes use of liquid cooled tube and liquid cooled plates. It is claimed to reduce CPU’s core temperature by up to 14-degrees.

The Black Shark 2 features in RGB logo at the back. It has all new ‘X-Style’ antenna design which offers better reception. There is an in-display fingerprint sensor for better unlocking. The device also includes hidden press sensitive controls for display and AI Gaming experience.

The handset packs in 6.390nich multi-touch AMOLED HDR display with 240Hz touch response rate. It has 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 430 nits brightness and 108.9% DCI-P3 color gamut. It has touch algorithm optimizations specially for gaming.

At its core, Black Shark 2 features in octa-core (2.84GHz Kryo 485 x 1 + 2.42GHz Kryo 485 x 3 + 1.8GHz Kryo 485 x 4) Snapdragon 855 mobile platform with Adreno 640 GPU. It comes in options of 6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB UFS 2.1 storage and 8GB/12GB LPDDR4X RAM with 256GB UFS 2.1 internal memory.

Black-Shark-2-photo-2In terms of optics, there is a 20MP front camera with F/2.0 Aperture and 1um pixel size. At the back side is a dual camera setup with LED Flash. It consists of 48MP primary rear camera with 1/2.0″ Samsung GM1 sensor, 0.8um pixel size and F/1.7 Aperture. There is a secondary 12MP Telephoto rear shooter with 1/3.6″ Samsung S5K3M5 sensor, 6P lens, 1um pixels and offers 2X lossless zoom.

The Black Shark 2 specifications also include 4000mAh (typical) / 3900 mAh (Minimum) battery with 27W fast charging support. It is said to offer 30 minutes of gaming with just 5 minutes of charging. Usual connectivity options like Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi hotspot, dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou and USB Type-C are present.

Xiaomi BlackShark 2 price

  • 6GB RAM + 128GB storage: 3199 yuan (US$ 476 / Rs. 32,710 approx.)
  • 8GB RAM + 128GB storage: 3499 yuan (US$ 521 / Rs. 35,780 approx.)
  • 8GB RAM + 256GB storage: 3799 yuan (US$ 565 / Rs. 38,850 approx.)
  • 12GB RAM + 256GB storage: 4199 yuan (US$ 625 / Rs. 42,940 approx.)

The BlackShark 2 comes in Mirage Blue, Shadow Black and Frozen Silver colors. It will be up for order in China from today itself. Global roll out details were not revealed.

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Pawan Lokhandwala

Mobile phone enthusiast, Techbuff and a Gamer.

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