Black Shark 2 is official: Xiaomi announces its new gaming smartphone.
The Black Shark 2 is already official with notable improvements in its display and equipment performance.
The new smartphone from Xiaomi, through its sub-brand, announces the great successor of gaming equipment that will once again stir the market.
The new screen is a 6.39-inch AMOLED by Samsung.
Thanks to the optimizations, the latency has been reduced to 43.5ms, which is really good for a touch screen.
And it’s pressure sensitive; Magic Press lets you map buttons to the left and right side of the screen, which can be triggered by pressing the display harder.
The required strength can also be adjusted to comfortable levels, which is an exciting novelty.
There is also an emphasis on quality. The screen is still 1080p but has HDD protection.
To ensure color accuracy, there are four light-colored sensors that help a dedicated image processor monitor your environment and adjust the display for the best possible user comfort.
The typical screen brightness is 430 nits.
Full DC darkening avoids the scintillation problem at low brightness levels.
There is also motion tweening similar to the high frame rate mode on the TVs (although it is unclear if the display itself can exceed 60 Hz).
The Black Shark 2 has two front stereo speakers so you can hold the phone horizontally without blocking the speakers and still enjoy immersive sound quality.
This is transported to the X-shaped antenna configuration, which offers a strong reception regardless of how to secure the equipment.
Of course, the phone is powered by the latest Snapdragon 855, the top of the range of Qualcomm.
A huge steam-cooling system called Liquid Cool 3.0 promises a lower-than-normal 14 ° C chipset temperature.
There is an add-on, the Cooling Case, which is a hood with a fan that helps to dissipate the heat even further by lowering the temperature by 5° C.
In terms of battery life, the phone is equipped with a large 4.000mAh battery that supports fast charging of 27W, so you can also charge the device quickly.
There is a dual camera in the back, and the main module is a Quad Bayer 48MP sensor with 0.8 μm pixels and an f / 1.75 aperture.
The secondary camera features a 2x telephoto lens and a 12MP (1.0 μm pixels) sensor. The selfie camera is a 20MP (f / 2.0, 0.9μm) shooter.
Black Shark 2 is already in Pre-sale in China, with the price starting at CNY 3,200 (€ 420) for the 6 / 128GB model and rising to CNY 4,200 (€ 550) for the 12 / 256GB version.
In both cases, we are talking about LPDDR4x and UFS 2.1 RAM storage. A new version of Frozen Silver color is available, exclusive to the 8 / 256GB model.
Black Shark also unveiled the GamePad 3.0, which can turn the smartphone into a console similar to the Nintendo Switch.
It has an HDMI output, plus hardware controls on both sides of the equipment.