With low input latencies for a better gaming experience
Xiaomi has unveiled the successor of last year’s Black Shark gaming phone with several key upgrades. Aside from a more powerful Snapdragon 855 processor accompanied by an improved Liquid Cooling system, the Black Shark 2’s main feature is its display. Made by Samsung, the 6.39-inch AMOLED display has support for HDR and DCI-P3, and comes with enhancements such as low input latency and Magic Press—the latter being pressure sensitive controls hidden on the display.
The cameras get an upgrade, as you get a 48-megapixel main camera and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom. The 4000mAh battery now has support for 27W quick charging, which Xiaomi claims 30 minutes of gaming with just 5 minutes of charging.
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 specs
- AI-Powered Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor
- Qualcomm Adreno 640 graphics unit
- 6GB/8GB/12GB RAM, UFS 2.1
- 6.39-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, 43.5ms input latency, motion interpolation, Magic Press, with support for HDR and DCI-P3
- 128GB/256GB of expandable storage
- 48-megapixel f/1.75 primary rear camera and 12-megapixel telephoto rear camera with dual LED flash, PDAF, Dark Light enhancement, Portrait mode
- 20-megapixel f/2.0 front camera with beauty mode, 4K recording
- Dual SIM
- 4G LTE, LTE-A
- WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC
- In-display Fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, Liquid Cool 3.0, front facing stereo speakers
- 4000mAh battery with 27W fast charging
- Android 9.0 Pie
The Black Shark 2 is priced at CNY 3199(~Php 25.2k) for the 6GB/128GB model, CNY 3,200 for the 6/128GB model and goes up to CNY 4,200 for the 12/256GB for the 8GB/128GB model, CNY 3799(~Php 29.9k) for the 8GB/256GB model, and CNY 4199(~Php 33k) for the 12GB/256GB model. The Black Shark 2 is available for pre-order in China. No word yet if it will be made available outside of China.