14 March 2019
Black Shark 2, the next gaming phone by Xiaomi subsidiary Black Shark, will launch on March 18, 2019. The phone has been spotted on Geekbench and shows that the new Black Shark model in multiple listings. The listing shows the presence of 12GB RAM on the Black Shark 2, and the presence of Liquid Cool 3.0 technology.
The Black Shark 2 had initially appeared on Geekbench earlier this year with codename 'Skywalker', powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. The Geekbench website shows the new Black Shark model with 12GB of RAM with the "Black Shark AAA" as a placeholder. It is believed to be the prototype of the Black Shark 2 and with 8GB of RAM and Android 9 Pie OS.
The listing hints that the Black Shark 2 is likely to come with at least two RAM options. Black Shark CEO Peter Wu has posted a teaser video posted on Weibo earlier this week and the new gaming phone will come with a Liquid Cool 3.0 technology.
Xiaomi launched the original Black Shark phone in China in April last year. A refreshed model dubbed the Black Shark Helo had also launched in the Chinese market last year with up to 10GB of RAM option. The company is also entering the Indian smartphone market and will be establishing a local office in Bengaluru. With its operations in India, the company is also planning to launch the Gamepad 2.0 controller, along with its gaming smartphones.