The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gaming phone will be announced March 18

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gaming phone will be announced March 18
The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo

Just one day after the Black Shark 2 was spotted on Geekbench, Xiaomi has released a new teaser poster which confirms the next-gen gaming phone will make its official debut on March 18 in China.

Like most 2019 flagships, the Black Shark 2 should arrive powered by Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 855. This chip is built on the newer 7-nanometer manufacturing process and should bring both performance gains and efficiency improvements.

Accompanying the processor will probably be a minimum of 8GB of RAM paired with 128GB of internal storage. However, another configuration involving 256GB of storage and 12GB is to be expected. There may also be a version with 10GB of RAM, like the outgoing Black Shark Helo.

Unfortunately, the external aspects of the gaming smartphone remain largely a mystery at the moment. But looking at Xiaomi’s previous releases, an 18:9 display seems extremely likely. Similarly, a unique rear design with green hues could be on the cards too.

The gaming smartphone is expected to include a new liquid cooling system in addition to Android 9 Pie and a battery that boasts a capacity of around 4,000mAh.

As has been the case in the past, the Xiaomi Black Shark 2’s availability will likely be limited to China initially. By the end of April, though, sales should commence in other regions such as Europe. Unfortunately, a US release is extremely likely at this point.



1. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2194; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Gaming phone? LMAO!!! So is the iPhone X and XS a gaming phone? Nice SPIN sell Xiaomi. Your phone is as good as your app development. So far last I checked Google Play Store are the gaming apps that can be ran on any Android platform. Has Xiaomi partned with Nvidia for app development? How about EA? Lot's of questions, but not enough answers to buy into this useless concept.

2. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 692; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Unfortunately, I agree. A few extra buttons and some software enhancements don't exactly scream gaming phone to me. There's just not enough differentiating these phones yet for me to take this "genre" of phones seriously.

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2194; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I agree. Nintendo comes to mind as a possible gaming phone. Not Xiaomi. Just a gimmicky title just to sell phones. Nintendo has all the ingredients to sell gaming phones. Sony PS Phone, Xbox One Phone, etc...

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