Xiaomi announces the Black Shark 2 gaming phone

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The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 has been officially announced and unveiled. It’s the third phone in the Black Shark series, after the original Black Shark and Black Shark Helo. Thanks to Pocketnow, we can see what’s in store.

There’s two variants of Black Shark 2, with the base model having 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The upgraded version comes with a more hefty 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

Both the base and upgraded phones come with LPDDR4X memory chips which are dual-channel and clocked at 2,133MHz. They also both come with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. The Black Shark 2’s graphics are powered by the Adreno 640 GPU.

Xiaomi claim they’ve developed a new liquid cooling system that ‘covers all heat-generating areas’ in order to lower temperatures by as much as 14 degrees Celsius (57.2 degrees Fahrenheit), meaning you don’t have to worry about the Black Shark 2 overheating.

The Black Shark 2 has that typical gamer look about it, with a sleek black finish (or silver, if that’s what you’re into) punctuated with neon green accents. Specs-wise, it has an 6.39 inch AMOLED screen with 1080 by 2340 resolution. The front camera is 20MP and the back camera has a dual-camera setup.

The battery life is also deeply impressive, sporting a 4,000mAh battery and a Quick Charge 4.0 feature. Also, like most modern phones, there’s also a fingerprint reader embedded in the display.

The base model costs around $477 and the upgraded model costs around $625. Both prices are deeply impressive for a phone of such calibre, but the catch is that the Black Shark 2 is currently only available in China.

Source: PocketNow and the official Black Shark website.

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