Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Gaming Smartphone
According to a post on Chinese social media site Weibo created by Xiaomi’s product director Wang Teng Thomas, Xiaomi is almost ready to launch the second generation black shark gaming smartphone. According to the Google translation of the original Chinese post, Thomas says that he has seen the upcoming device and described it as “full of personality, very good” and “very fast”. Thomas described his excitement when he launched the original Black Shark model nine months ago, indicating that the company is eager to keep the product line active. Post Xiaomi’s founder Lei Jun quotes another post, asking fans for feedback and suggestions for future black shark models.
In early January, a device codenamed Jan Black Shark Skywalker appeared in the Geekbench online database, which has unrelated Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and 8 GB RAM. It is likely that it was an instrument under the internally tested development, and that is being referred to by Thomas in his post. The device being tested was running Android 9 Pieces and achieved 3,494 in single-core tests and 11,149 points in the multi-core test.
Looking at its specifications, the upcoming Xiaomi Black Shark 2 can be announced. Many other devices based on Snapdragon 855 are expected to be launched at or near the MWC 2019 business show at the end of this month.
The original Xiaomi Black Shark was launched in April 2018 specifically in China and went on sale for buyers in the UK and Europe in November. The device is based on the Snapdragon 845 SoC and has up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, 5.99-inch screen, Liquid cooling system, and 4000mAh battery. Buyers also get a free game controller called Black Shark Gamepad in the box with each device. Refraction called Black Shark Halo was launched in October, with a slightly larger 6.01-inch display and 10GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Black Shark Halo is still only available in China.
The next generation Black Shark 2 has not announced any possible launch date or price. It is also unclear whether the company will launch it in other countries other than China. Interestingly, in response to his original post, June showed Black Shark as an independent team that Xiaomi is an investor.