Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro silently breaks cover

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro silently breaks cover

The first out of the gate was the ASUS ROG Phone II, and today we're seeing the announcement of the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro. The only addition to the bunch is the new Arctis 3 gaming headphone, which will now complement the company's USB-C earphones in the audio accessory segment. The phone is right now exclusively available in China but it might come to India a few months later. The smartphone comes with 128GB and 256GB UFS 3.0 storage depending on the variant you choose. Xiaomi is one such smartphone maker that is also making efforts in the gaming smartphone space with Black Shark devices.

Feature-wise, the new Black Shark 2 Pro's display comes with 240Hz polling-rate. It is the world's second phone after ASUS ROG Phone 2 to offer Qualcomm's latest flagship SoC - Snapdragon 855 Plus.

The Black Shark 2 Pro is priced at CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs 30,000) for the 12GB RAM and 128GB storage variant while the 12GB RAM with 256GB storage variant will ship for CNY3,999 (roughly Rs 40,000). Additionally, there are three more color variants which the company in partnership with LNG Esports, which is a Chinese eSports team. It has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and 2340×1080 pixels resolution. The Black Shark 2 Pro fixes that. This is paired with 12GB RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. The Indian launch of the Black Shark 2 Pro is still unknown.

Already mentioned is the Snapdragon 855+ processor and to aid that performance is 12GB of RAM. Moreover, the display panel is AMOLED and flaunts DC Dimming 2.0 which reduces flickering in low brightness levels.

As for the optics, the all-new gaming smartphone sports a dual-camera setup at the back consisting of a 48-megapixel primary and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor.

Fast charging support means you'll only need to give your battery a quick top up if you've had a gaming session, to ensure your battery will last the day.

The selfie camera is a 20MP with an f/2.0 aperture, probably a touch above market standard which is a nice little selling point for the selfie obsessed users out there.

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