Gaming smartphone is the latest trend of the market and Xiaomi is launching the gaming smartphone under the brand name of Black Shark. Xioami Black Shark launched their first device earlier this year with decent configurations and now as per the latest reports company is gearing to launch the second device Xiaomi Black Shark 2.
The Black Shark 2 recently passed TENNA certification, giving away key specifications of the device. As per the TENNA listing, the phone will sport a 5.99-inch full-HD+ display, 4,000mAh battery, and run Android Oreo 8.1 out-of-the-box. Further, it will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, paired with Adreno 630 GPU, up to 8GB of RAM and may come with a thermal management system.
Xiaomi-owned Black Shark could launch its latest gaming smartphone as early as October 23, according to a leaked poster.
Recently, the company’s global website teased the smartphone with phrases like “Sharks Approaching” and “Unleashing Soon”, hinting at an imminent launch.
Now the small hands-on video has been posted on YouTube showing the new device. As per a short hands-on video of an alleged Black Shark 2, the back side of the device will sport a vertically-stacked dual camera setup – unlike the horizontal camera setup on Black Shark.
Further, the phone will have a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and RGB lighting as against front-mounted fingerprint sensor on its predecessor. Notably, these design features also match with TENNA certification images.
Black Shark 2 is expected to feature a dual camera, which specification is still awaited. To just remind the Black Shark’s camera setup comprises a 20-megapixel sensor and a 12-megapixel sensor, both with f/1.75 aperture and LED flash. For selfies, the phone comes with a 20-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture.
Prices of Black Shark 2
In China, the Black Shark was launched at a starting price of CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 31,100) for the 6GB RAM/64GB variant and CNY 3,499 (around Rs. 36,300) for the 8GB/128GB variant.
Hence, considering Black Shark 2 will share specs of its predecessor but feature some design changes, we can expect it to be priced at around CNY 2,999.