Xiaomi’s gaming smartphone brand, Black Shark, has a new device. OK. It is sort of new. It is the Black Shark 2 with a slight power and spec bump. Xiaomi is calling it Black Shark 2 Pro. But of course.

Black Shark 2 Pro is powered by the latest Qualcomm SoC, the Snapdragon 855 Plus Mobile Platform with 2.96 GHz clock speed and Adreno 640 GPU. Memory comes in at up to 12 GB dual channel LPDDR4X, 2133 MHz RAM and up to 256 GB UFS 3.0 storage.

Black Shark 2 Pro Gaming Smartphone

Standout features include Liquid Cooling 3.0+ that reduces core temperature by 14 degree Celsius, pressure-sensitive display, 0.3 mm touch accuracy that recognize the smallest movements, independent DSP image processor by Pixelworks, and a premium 6.39-inch Samsung AMOLED display packing FHD+ resolution and 403ppi.

There is, however, no 90 Hz refresh rate to sell here. Unfortunately. It is “advanced eye protection” though.

The device also claims to have the world’s lowest latency touch with response time of just 34.7 ms, a number which Black Shark claimed is 100 percent faster over other smartphone displays.

Imaging is probably not its strongest suite, but a rear dual cameras setup comprising of 48 MP Sony IMX586 + 12 MP 2x optical zoom and a 20 MP front-facing camera shouldn’t be too shabby either.

Black Shark 2 Pro Gaming Smartphone

Black Shark 2 Pro is outfitted with a non-removable battery rated at 4.000 mAh that suppers 27W PD QC.

Rounding up the package is the signature Black Shark design, now featuring premium materials and an all-new “Shark Eyes” RGB which is basically two rear lighting strips. Fancy.

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Black Shark 2 Pro Gaming Smartphone is now selling internationally at $599 and $699 for the 8G + 128 G and 12 G + 256 G model, respectively.

Also, it has a new color now, Gulf Blue, in addition to the Iceberg Grey and Shadow Black. It looks like the super funky Epic Orange and Lighting Purple are only available to China market only.

All images courtesy of Black Shark.

Published by Mike chua

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