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Xiaomi Black Shark 2, technical sheet of characteristics and price

26 mayo, 2021

In April 2018, Xiaomi launched itself for the gamer public with its first mobile focused on video games, the Black Shark. It was a device with an aesthetic far removed from what we were used to seeing on the market and high-end specifications. Months later the Black Shark Helo arrived, which remained in China, and now we have the second version, baptized as Black shark 2.

The firm maintains the aggressive design characteristic of gaming mobiles but raises the specifications to a level. Thus, we find the latest in Qualcomm mobile platforms, up to 12 GB of RAM memory in its most advanced version and a huge AMOLED screen of more than six inches. Let’s get to know him better.

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Black Shark 2 data sheet

BLACK SHARK 2

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

163.61 x 75.01 x 8.77 mm
205 grams

SCREEN

6.39-inch AMOLED
FullHD + resolution (2,340 x 1,080 pixels)
Aspect ratio 19.5: 9
403 pixels per inch

PROCESSOR

Snpadragon 855
Adreno 640 GPU

RAM

6/8/12 GB

INTERNAL STORAGE

128/256 GB

REAR CAMERA

Double lens:
Main sensor: 12 MP f / 1.75
Secondary sensor: 12 MP f / 2.2
2x optical zoom
Artificial intelligence

FRONT CAMERA

20 MP f / 2.0
0.9 micron pixels

DRUMS

4,000 mAh
Quick Charge 4.0 (27W)

OPERATING SYSTEM

Android 9 Pie

OTHERS

Dual nano SIM, WiFI ac, Bluetooth 5.0, aptX and aptX HD, dual-frequency GPS, USB Type-C

Aggressive design and backlit rear

Black Shark 2 rear

Starting from the outside, we find a aggressive design finished in two colors: black and silver. We’ll talk about the front below, but the rear and the design are worth dwelling on. In it we find the logo of the brand, some subtle highlights in the side slits and the double camera next to the LED flash.

We don’t have a headphone jack, but it is compensated with a double stereo speaker placed at the vertical ends of the device and three microphones focused on gaming, of which two are used to cancel background noise and one to collect the user’s voice. In relation to this, the company has managed to add a system that eliminates the echo from the speakers when several people play as a team in person, which is known as squeaking.

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is capable of converting games to HDR in real time

Furthermore, the Black Shark 2 is capable of recognize different scenes, weapons, movements and blows and vibrate according to them. The idea is to offer a “4D gaming experience”, so that when the user shoots in a video game, the mobile vibrates in one way or another depending on the weapon they are using. To this are added the sensitive and customizable borders, so that the player can squeeze the frames of the device to perform actions, as if they were triggers.

As for the front, the firm has not opted for notch or holes, but we still have frames above and below, although not too wide. The screen is a 6.39-inch AMOLED with FullHD + resolution and 19.5: 9 aspect ratio, which translates to 2,340 x 1,080 pixels and a density of 403 dpi. It comes equipped with DC Light-dimmer technology, which according to the brand, reduces eye damage, and HDR Gaming View, which converts games to HDR in real time.

The latest of the latest under the hood

Black shark 2

We already know what the Black Shark 2 looks like on the outside, so let’s open the hood to take a look inside. As a gaming mobile that it is, the company has not spared when it comes to introducing the latest in components, which means that we have an engine powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor clocked at 2.84 GHz and Adreno 640 GPU. It is accompanied by 6, 8 or 12 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128 or 256 GB of internal storage, depending on the version chosen.

The response time of the display is 43.5 ms, although it has not been specified whether the display has a refresh rate of 60 or 120 Hz

To enhance the overall experience, Black Shark has added a liquid cooling system that they have called “Direct Touch Liquid Cooling System 3.0”. Simply put, this system covers all areas that get the most hot and reduce motherboard temperature. We also have a maximum performance mode that increases the speed of the processor and allows to maintain a stable high FPS rate. When activated, the green lines on the rear light up.

On the other hand, the Black Shark 2 can be turned into a kind of Nintendo Switch through accessories. The first are the GamePad 3.0, which are attached to the sides and allow you to play with physical buttons. The second is a host mode that, using an HDMI cable, allows you to connect your mobile to a television or monitor and play mobile games on a larger screen. The third is a cooling casing that reduces the temperature of the mobile by 10 degrees in just 10 seconds.

Black shark 2

The battery is 4,000 mAh and offers, according to the company, “intense gaming sessions of up to five hours.” It has a 27W fast charge, enough to get 30 more minutes of play in five minutes and an hour in 10 minutes.

Finally, in relation to photographic section, the company has not placed too much emphasis on it (since it is not its main argument as has already been evident), but it should be noted that the rear camera has two sensors, while the front camera has a single lens.

The first consists of a 12 megapixel main sensor with f / 1.75 aperture, LED flash and six lenses, as well as PDAF, HDR, portrait mode, and artificial intelligence. The secondary sensor shares resolution although with a smaller aperture f / 2.2. It also has six lenses and two-magnification optical zoom technology. Selfies go hand in hand with a 20 megapixel sensor with 0.9 micron pixels, f / 2.0 aperture and portrait mode.

Versions and prices of the Black Shark 2

Black Shark 2 versions

The Black Shark 2 arrives in silver and black in four versions and different colors. In China it is available for pre-order from today and the distribution will begin on March 22, but the launch date for the international market is unknown. The prices are as follows:

  • Black Shark 2 6/128: 3,199 yuan, 420 euros at the exchange rate.
  • Black Shark 2 8/128: 3,499 yuan, 459.4 euros at the exchange rate.
  • Black Shark 2 8/256: 3,799 yuan, 498.8 euros to change.
  • Black Shark 2 12/256 GB: 4,199 yuan, 551.31 euros to change.