The brand dedicated to Xiaomi players, Black Shark, has just unveiled in China its new model: the Black Shark 2. The latter is powered by the latest Snapdragon 855, offers 12 GB of RAM, and can be used as a Nintendo Switch .
Smartphones gamers have multiplied in recent years, revived by the arrival of Razer on the market. Razer Phone 2, Asus ROG Phone, Nubia Red Magic Mars, references multiply without really innovating.
Xiaomi also entered the race with Black Shark, then improved his formula with the Black Shark Helo. It is time, however, to try something new with the newly announced Black Shark 2.
Xiaomi Black Shark 2: technical form
Screen: 6.39 inches AMOLED Full HD +
SoC: Snapdragon 855
RAM: 8 or 12 GB LPDDR4X
Rear Photo Sensor: 12 megapixels (f / 1.75) + 12 megapixel telephoto (f / 2.2)
Front camera sensor: 20 megapixels f / 2.0
Storage: 128 or 256 GB
Battery: 4000 mAh + Quick Charge 4.0
Connectivity: USB Type C, Bluetooth 5.0
Dimensions: 163.61 x 75.01 x 8.77 mm
Weight: 205 grams
The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is the first smartphone to put forward a configuration with 12 GB of RAM. It also benefits from the manufacturer's third generation passive cooling system with a very large heat board promising increased heat dissipation, to run its Snapdragon 855 thoroughly for a longer period of time.
Regarding its AMOLED screen, which is also not cut by a notch, Black Shark also promises a lot. The company claims to have the slab with the least latency market (43.5 ms), promising increased responsiveness to players. This slab covers 108.9% of the DCI-P3 color space.
The Nintendo Switch smartphone
The particularity of the Black Shark range has always been to have a dedicated controller to clip on one side (first model) or both sides (second model) of the smartphone. Here, the concept goes much further and is inspired by the Nintendo Switch.
With the DisplayPort, Xiaomi gives you the ability to connect your smartphone to a TV in HDMI and turn it into a console. The usual controller, which attaches to both sides of the smartphone, can now be used completely independently through an accessory that is reminiscent of the Joy-Con support of the Nintendo console.
Price and release date of the Xiaomi Black Shark 2
The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is available for purchase today in the Chinese market, in two colors: black or gray. The price of its variants has not yet been communicated.
We also have no information regarding a possible French release of the smartphone. The Black Shark first name had ended up reaching us through Gearbest, but the Black Shark Helo did not experience the same fate. We will keep you informed of a possible exit.