Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gaming phone spotted with flagship processor, lots of RAM

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gaming phone spotted with flagship processor, lots of RAM
The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo

Razer might be exiting the gaming phone market but Xiaomi still seems quite interested. In fact, a new benchmark sighting suggests the Chinese brand is already developing its third Black Shark-branded device.

Listed as the Black Shark ‘AAA,’ the upcoming smartphone managed to score a very respectable 11,413 points on the multi-core test. The single-core result of 3,516 points is certainly nothing to laugh about either.

Unlike the previous two devices which packed Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845, this smartphone is powered by the newer and more powerful Snapdragon 855. In this particular case, the chip is paired with a whopping 12GB of RAM. However, a version with 8GB of RAM is to be expected too.

As for what else can be expected from the new Black Shark gaming phone, the Geekbench listing reveals the presence of Android 9 Pie. If the previous release is anything to go by, a dual-camera setup on the rear is extremely likely too. A large battery of around 4,000mAh is to be expected as well.

Xiaomi recently confirmed that a second-generation Black Shark smartphone was on the way. Unfortunately, no concrete release date was provided. With the one-year anniversary of the original coming up next month, though, perhaps the Black Shark 2 will hit shelves in late April.



1. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 730; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Gaming phones offer so little over regular flagships (a few extra buttons, some software enhancements) that I really just don't see a point in them right now.

2. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Its a niche market, there will always be people interested in tech like this, its different.

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

For RGB light obviously.. Joke aside, this COULD be a great phone actually, with solid battery life, flagship performance, great camera (Mi 9 got 4th place on DxO right now, probably they'll use the same camera), stereo front facing speaker, and most likely they'll sell it for around $500 just like the first blackshark.

4. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 730; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I'm not saying it's not a great phone. I'm just saying that "gaming" aspect hasn't really been fleshed out enough for me to see a lot of benefit for someone looking for this type of phone.

5. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

Higher refresh rate, "better" cooling, and some using binned soc for higher top end performance

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