Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro Gaming Smartphone with Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC to Launch on July 30

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Black Shark 2 Pro

Xiaomi-backed gaming phone brand Black Shark has revealed the date of its next big launch. The Chinese company took it to Weibo to reveal that the Black Shark 2 Pro will launch on July 30. The teaser poster doesn’t share many details save for the date and timing. Considering that the same account reposted Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Plus announcement, there is a good possibility that the Black Shark 2 Pro will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest processor. This will also provide the gaming-centric phone differentiate from regular phones powered by the Snapdragon 855 chipset. As per Qualcomm, the new Snapdragon 855 Plus is tailored for gaming, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and machine learning. The chip’s core architecture remains the same, but the gain in performance comes from the higher clock speeds peaking at 2.96 GHz. Moreover, it is Adreno 640 GPU brings up to 15 percent performance increase in gaming performance. Moreover, the phone will employ vapor cooling chamber technology to offer sustained gaming performance. At the launch, the Black Shark 2 Pro will be the only handset apart from the Taiwanese brand Asus’ ROG Phone 2 to house the Snapdragon 855 Plus chip.

Black Shark 2 Pro

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro Specifications

The Black Shark 2 was announced in March and made its way to India. Improving upon its specs, the new Pro version will feature an AMOLED 6.4-inch display with Full HD+ resolution. AMOLED displays are ideal for gaming owing to its ability to render deep blacks and vibrant colors. The phone will also come with an in-display fingerprint sensor for security. In addition to gaming prowess, the Black Shark 2 Pro will be a multitasking monster thanks to its RAM option of up to 12 GB. The new phone will get an upgrade in the battery department too. Instead of a 4,000 mAh capacity of the Black Shark 2, the upcoming Pro version will pack in a 4,100 mAh battery with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 technology.

The camera is unlikely to receive any improvement. The Black Shark 2 Pro will come with the dual-camera setup comprising of a 48 MP primary sensor accompanied by a 12 MP telephoto lens. Gamers usually don’t have time for selfies, but if they want to click self-portraits, the Blak Shark 2 Pro will mostly feature a 20 MP front-facing shooter. In the photography department, you will get features such as HDR, AI Camera, Portrait Mode, and Pro mode. The latter offers fine control over aspects such as shutter speed, ISO, white balance, and exposure. Other features include dual SIM slots with 4G VoLTE support, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS (Assisted GPS), and a USB type C port.


Chandrakant is a sci-fi movie aficionado and wannabe space explorer. He writes about consumer technology for bread and butter. He has worked with some of the esteemed publications like PCMag, TechTree, Asian Age, Deccan Chronicle, NDTV Gadgets, and more.

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