Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Teaser Shows the Gaming Smartphone Will Be Arriving on October 23
Even though essentially any smartphone with a decent amount of firepower can let you play demanding 3D games, Razer carved out a new niche with a dedicated gaming handset and other companies followed suit. Xiaomi also came out with its own gaming smartphone called Black Shark, but it was only released in China. Apparently, its successor, the Black Shark 2 will be launched globally in just five days, according to the latest teaser.
Black Shark 2 Expected to Get a Few Cosmetic Changes, but Majority of the Gaming Smartphone’s Design Is Expected to Remain the Same When Compared Against Predecessor
A leaked poster had hinted that the gaming smartphone would be released on October 23. Although it looks official, leaks aren’t that credible. However, the company has now corroborated the leak, which means the phone will officially be launched on October 23. The teaser poster has been obtained from the Chinese social networking website Weibo.
Although the teaser poster doesn’t mention anything about the device, some details were already known courtesy of previous leaks. It will presumably be powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC and Adreno 630 GPU, with up to 8GB of RAM. Since Qualcomm has not launched its Snapdragon 8150, Xiaomi can only rely on the Snapdragon 845 for now. As per leaked pictures, the phone will feature a vertically stacked dual-camera setup, with the fingerprint scanner right below it.
The successor is expected to be more or less an iterative update of the original Black Shark. It is expected to a 5.99-inch FHD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and pack in a huge 4,000mAh battery. It will measure 160 x 75.26 x 8.7mm. There would also be an RGB logo on the back and on the side. It will also have that dedicated one-touch Shark key that its predecessor had. Finally, the phone will also support up to SIM cards.
The price is expected to be around CNY 3,499 (around $504.2 USD), which is how much the 8GB RAM variant of the first-generation Black Shark cost. The handset will probably be launched first in China before being pushed out to other locations.
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