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Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Specs and Price

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The smartphone niche has witnessed different game-focused devices whose focus have been on hardcore gaming. Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is the latest edifice to enter into such segment. It is the sequel to last year’s Xiaomi Black Shark Helo, Xiaomi’s sophomore game-centric smartphone. Unveiled at the Game Developers Conference event, Xiaomi Black Shark 2 depicts Xiaomi’s strong intention to dominate the smartphone gaming sphere.

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Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Key Specs and Features

  •  6.39-inch, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 (403 ppi)
  • Android 9.0 Pie; Joy UI
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU with 6GB/8GB/12GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB built-in storage space with no support for memory card
  • Dual 48MP + 12MP rear camera and a 20MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint scanner (under-display)
  • 4, 000mAh non-removable Li-ion battery


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Design and Display

An X groove is laid on the rear of the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 in like manner with its predecessor. There is a comfy feel the structure brings while holding the phone. More so, LED lights are laced around the phone to add to its aesthetics. Other than beautification, the LED lights can be customised to notify incoming calls, messages, charging and more.

Physical buttons on the sides are volume controllers, power button and a “Shark Space” toggle switch. Its pressure-sensitive display boasts of 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution. Also, fingerprint sensor is located under the screen rather than the rear.

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Battery and Camera

You can game for several hours on the phone thanks to the gigantic 4,000mAh battery. It’s even more interesting because of the 27W Fast Charge the phone supports.

Its gaming prowess doesn’t limit the exceptionality of the cameras. Around the back, a 48MP camera is paired with a secondary 12MP depth camera. On the flip side, the smartphone relies on a 20MP shooter for smooth pictures.

Hardware and Software

For the hardcore actions to flow freely, the smartphone utilises the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. The processor’s 2.8GHz speed coupled with 6GB RAM delivers lag-free gaming. Even more, higher RAM variants of 8GB and 12GB are available for more fluency in operations.

In the storage section, the 6GB RAM and the 8GB RAM editions tag with 128GB while the 12GB RAM variant saves on a 128GB ROM. To improve the gaming experience, Xiaomi continues the Joy UI as the software correspondent on this phone. The UI happens to be based on the latest Android 9.0 Pie OS.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pricing and Availability

The 6GB/128GB model goes for about 200, 000 Naira, the 6GB/128GB goes for 230, 000 Naira and the 12GB/256GB for 260, 000 Naira depending on the deal.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Black Shark 2:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 9.0 Pie; Joy UI
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855
  • GPU: Adreno 640
  • Memory: 6GB/8GB/12GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Silver, Blue
  • Dimension: 163.6 x 75 x 8.8 mm
  • Weight: 205g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM

Display

  • Display: 6.39-inch, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels (403 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass

Camera

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 128GB/256GB
  • Memory Card Support: –
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 3.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
  • Video Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: –

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (under display)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: Yes
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 4, 000mAh non removable Li-Ion battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Specs and Price was written by Adekunle Adepoju. The article was last modified: July 11th, 2019

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