Xiaomi Black Shark 2 First REVIEW: New Gaming Smartphone 2018 – Price,...

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 First REVIEW: New Gaming Smartphone 2018 – Price, Release Date, Specs

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Xiaomi Black Shark 2 First REVIEW: new gaming smartphone 2018 - Price, Release Date, Specs

A year ago, there was only one gaming smartphone – Razer Phone. It has 120Hz display, good sound system and high performance. These are the main features for any gaming smartphone.

In 2018, the Chinese manufacturer understood that it is a new trend, and started to release gaming devices. Xiaomi was one of the first companies that release gaming smartphone in 2018. It is called Black Shark. You can read about this phone here.

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Some days ago Xiaomi Black Shark 2 was appeared on the website of the Chinese agency TENAA. So, we already know specifications and features of new smartphone. What makes it different from Black Shark? Let’s try to find out.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Preview: than he is better than the first Black Shark

Comparison

Black Shark 2Black Shark
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 4 Kryo 385 cores up to 2.8 GHz and 4 Kryo 385 cores up to 1.8 GHz, Adreno 630 graphics chip
  • RAM: 8GB LPDDR4X type
  • Built-in memory: 128GB
  • Screen: 5.99″ diagonal, FullHD + resolution, pixel density 403ppi, IPS matrix type, frequency 120Hz
  • Main camera: double
  • Front camera: unknown
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Operating system: JoyUI 1.0 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 4 Kryo 385 cores up to 2.8 GHz and 4 Kryo 385 cores up to 1.8 GHz, Adreno 630 graphics chip
  • RAM: 6GB or 8GB type LPDDR4X
  • Built-in memory: 64GB, 128GB or 256GB
  • Screen: 5.99″ diagonal, FullHD + resolution, pixel density 403ppi, IPS matrix type, frequency 120Hz
  • Main camera: dual 12MP + 20MP, f/1.75 aperture, Sony IMX486 Exmor RS sensor
  • Front camera: 20MP, f/2.2 aperture, Sony IMX376 Exmor RS sensor
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Operating system: JoyUI 1.0 (Android 8.1 Oreo)

Black Shark 2: Performance

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Preview: than he is better than the first Black Shark

If you look at specifications above, you may not notice differences between Black Shark and Black Shark 2. These two devices have exactly the same hardware, except cameras, because we don’t have information about them yet.

Both smartphones have the flagship chipset Snapdragon 845, which provides amazing performance. It works on four Kryo 385 cores with a frequency of up to 2.8 GHz and on four cores with a  frequency of up to 1.8 GHz. The RAM also has not changed – 8GB.

Black Shark 2: Features

We would like to answer many questions from users – why it is called gaming smartphone? Yes, there are many flagships on Snapdragon 845 processor, but only few of them have special cooling system. Xiaomi Black Shark is one of them.

The second reason is comfortable design for long playing. We are sure that many of you accidentally press any keys while gameplay. Also, JoyUI operating system has gaming mode, which disables absolutely all butoons. Thereby, it prevents accidental clicks.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 First REVIEW: new gaming smartphone 2018 - Price, Release Date, Specs

Black Shark 2: Display

We are still interested, why has nothing changed? Why the manufacturer hasn’t added 2K resolution or SuperAMOLED panel? Then there would be an incentive to buy new smartphone. However, Black Shark 2 has the same 6-inch display with Full HD resolution, and pixel density of 403ppi. The only thing that pleases is its frequency of 120Hz. It makes the screen much better. The image is smoother, and it will look very good in games.

Black Shark 2: Camera

Talking about camera, we can say nothing, because there is no information about it. But we think that it will be not be changed, because Black Shark 2 is gaming smartphone, not a camera phone.

Black Shark 2: Design

The appearance of Black Shark is stunning and recognizable. Exactly the same as Razer Phone. We have a massive body with a very beautiful back panel with small details.

The front panel has full display. The Home button is located under the screen. It has built-in fingerprint scanner.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Preview: than he is better than the first Black Shark

However, Black Shark doesn’t have 3.5 mm audio jack. This is one of the main drawback of Xiaomi gaming smartphone. Hope that it will come back in Black Shark 2.

The user can additionally buy gamepad. To be honest, it is absolutely useless and now we will explain why. The game is invented specifically for Black Shark, accordingly, the developer will make games only for one phone. Therefore, it is useless.

Black Shark 2: Release Date and Price

At the moment, we don’t have information about release date of Black Shark 2. But when the next generation will be released, should you buy Black Shark or Black Shark 2? Definitely the second option, since it will be much cheaper than the new smartphone, and there are not very different.

At the moment, the price of Black Shark starts from $400 for the 6GB/64GB version. If you want to get more powerful model with 8GB/128GB, then it will cost you $500. We think it is one of the best smartphones in 2018. It has a great design, high performance and gaming features.

21% OFF
Xiaomi Black Shark 6GB/64GB
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Price: $469.99
Price: $469.99 Less
18% OFF
Xiaomi Black Shark 8GB/128GB
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Xiaomi Black Shark 8GB/128GB

Price: $559.99
Price: $559.99 Less