Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Gaming Phone Launched in India at Rs 39,999

Xiaomi’s Black Shark 2 will compete with gaming phones like the Asus ROG phone and upcoming Nubia Red Magic 3.

Updated27 May 2019, 12:14 PM IST
Gadgets
3 min read

It’s the best time to be a smartphone gamer in India. Not only are high-definition multiplayer games entering the Indian market, smartphone makers are upping their efforts to launch gaming phones, like the one launched today, Black Shark 2.

The Xiaomi-backed brand Black Shark, has launched Black Shark 2 in two variants – the 6GB+128GB and the 12GB+256GB variants – that have been priced at Rs 39,999 and Rs 49,999 respectively.

Both the variants will be up for sale starting 4 June.

Snapshot

Black Shark 2 Specifications

  • Display: 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED
  • Processor: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB/12GB
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB
  • Rear Camera: 48MP+12MP
  • Front Camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Price: Rs 39,999 (6GB), Rs 49,999 (12GB)
The Black Shark 2 comes with a liquid cooling system inside.
The Black Shark 2 comes with a liquid cooling system inside.
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In terms of specifications, the Black Shark 2 comes with a 6.4-inch full HD+ AMOLED display which offers multi-touch functionality and also sharper contrast than before (company claimed).

It packs a Snapdragon 855 processor coupled with RAM options between 6GB and 12GB. There is no expandable memory available so you’ll have to made do with what you get.

When we checked, the phone seemed to be running on stock Android, but we are not sure whether the same will be offered in the box.

The Black Shark 2 comes with a dual rear camera.
The Black Shark 2 comes with a dual rear camera.
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Some of the features quintessential for gamers are an advanced liquid cooling system, HDR gaming mode, broadside LTE and Wi-fi connectivity with more antennas. It also has Ludicrous Mode (which enhances the performance for gaming) and offers very low latency touch.

You can stream the game live via a USB-type C cable and also cast the content on a larger screen via the same. These are some additional features of the Black Shark 2.

Tough enough to take in the ROG phones.
Tough enough to take in the ROG phones.
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The whole setup is powered by a 4,000mAh battery that supports quick charging.

It does come with a dual 48+12-megapixel rear camera setup while on the front there is a 20-megapixel snapper. Don’t know the true purpose of a powerful camera system on a gaming phone, but it seems the manufacturer deemed it important.

The company has also launched an attachable game pad and cooling pad with the phone, which will be sold separately.

Other gaming phones in the market that the Black Shark 2 will compete against are the Asus ROG phone and the upcoming Nubia Red Magic 3 scheduled to be launched in the mid week of June.

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Published: 27 May 2019, 12:11 PM IST

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