Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro with Snapdragon 855+ now official

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Xiaomi has finally unleashed its newest gaming flagship smartphone under the Black Shark series, the Black Shark 2 Pro. The new gaming smartphone from Xiaomi offers more powerful hardware than its sibling and is set to rival the ASUS ROG Phone 2 which also uses the same Snapdragon 855 Plus spec.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro with Snapdragon 855+ now official

The Black Shark 2 Pro comes with a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen with FHD+ resolution. According to the brand, the new model has an enhanced touch response speed by around 7ms, down to only 34.7ms from 43.5ms.

Inside, the handset is powered by the new 7nm overclocked Snapdragon 855+ processor, which can be coupled with 12GB RAM and up to 256GB storage. The device is juiced with 4,000mAh battery, which might be underwhelming for a gaming smartphone. In fact, its rival sports a whopping 6,000mAh stamina.

Camera wise, Xiaomi geared it with dual-rear camera setup composed of 48-megapixel f/1.75 main shooter and 12-megapixel f/2.2 secondary sensor. For selfies, it is mounted with a 20-megapixel f/2.0 snapper.

In addition to the traditional black-green and silver color options, the Black Shark 2 Pro offers multiple back covers to choose from, including custom variants designed in partnership with Chinese esports team LNG Esports.

Of course, the handset will also be accompanied by a fresh batch of gaming-focused accessories at launch. These include a new design for the SteelSeries Arctis 3 over-the-ear gaming headset.

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro is now available for pre-order in China. Consumers can get its 12GB/128GB variant for the price of CNY 2,999 (~Php22.1K), while its more powerful 12GB/256GB model sells for CNY 3,499 (~Php25.8K). 

Local availability and pricing are yet to be announced.

Black Shark 2 Pro specs:

  • 6.39-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) AMOLED display, 403ppi
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • 240Hz touch-sensing
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ 2.96GHz octa-core
  • Adreno 640 GPU
  • 8GB, 12GB RAM
  • 128GB, 256GB UFS 3.0 storage
  • no expandable storage
  • 48MP F1.8 + 12MP F2.2 dual rear cameras
  • 20MP F2.0 front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4×4 MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS
  • USB Type-C
  • Fingerprint scanner (under-display)
  • Face Unlock
  • Master Touch 2.0
  • Vibration Sense
  • Direct touch liquid cooling system 3.0
  • RGB LED lighting
  • 1W loudspeaker
  • Black Shark OS (Android 9 Pie)
  • 4,000mAh battery w/ 27W fast charging

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