26 February 2020
Xiaomi’s subsidiary Black Shark has come up with a new gaming smartphone which is the Pro variant of the Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone. It’s powered by the very latest Snapdragon 855 Plus processor which has overclocked GPU and CPU speeds to enhance the gaming performance. The Pro version to the Black Shark 2 gets improvements both in terms of design and under the hood.
The Black Shark 2 Pro appears to have a more refined yet sturdy design on the back which is inspired by the F1 car. It has a new and catchy lighting effect as well. There are two more RGB lights on the back placed on either side of the RGB-lit Black Shark logo at equal distant.
The Black Shark 2 Pro features a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with HDR support with the touch response speed of 34.7ms. Being a gaming smartphone from the company and that too a Pro version, the device includes improved cooling, thanks to the liquid cooling plate and liquid-cooled tube to reduce the CPU’s core temperature.
The device includes DC Dimming 2.0 to reduce the flickers of the display in low brightness. The device includes a massive 12GB RAM alongside the two storage options onboard. It includes dual rear cameras in which 48MP is the main sensor and the secondary 13MP is a telephoto lens, compared to 12MP sensor of the Black Shark 2. The Pro version also includes some other, upgrades, including the new Black Space Dock 4.0 which is the company’s game mode.
- 6.39-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19.5:9 display
- Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 Plus processor
- 12GB LPDDR4x RAM
- 128GB / 256GB (UFS 3.0) internal storage
- Android 9.0 (Pie)
- 48MP rear Sony IMX586 sensor, f/1.75 aperture, LED flash, 13MP telephoto lens with f/2.2 aperture
- 20MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
- In display fingerprint sensor
- Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C
- 4000mAH battery with 27W fast charging
The Black Shark 2 Pro comes in Black-green and silver color variants. The company has also launched three more color variants in partnership with LNG Esports.
There are also some cool cases and bumpers to choose from. The device is going on sale in China starting August 2nd and will only be available in two variants - 12GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB. The price starts at CNY 2,999 (~$435) for the 12GB/128GB and CNY 3,999 (~$580) for the 12/256GB.