• Monday, September 09, 2019

Black Shark 2 Pro coming with updated chipset

In March, Xiaomi unveiled the Black Shark 2. Now, however, the company unveiled the updated version of the gaming phone, the Black Shark 2 Pro. It’s not a huge upgrade, but still noticeable. The Pro version will come with the latest Snapdragon 855+ and UFS 3.0 storage. Also, it will have a slightly improved design with an improved grip and two additional RGB lights on the back.

On the front, there is the same 6.39-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and stereo speakers. Xiaomi claims it managed to reduce touch latency of the new phone down to 34.7ms compared to 43.5ms on the Black Shark 2. As a result, this should provide a more responsive gaming experience with less visible lag. The in-display fingerprint reader from the Black Shark 2 is here as well.

The new device comes with the latest Snapdragon 855+ alongside 12GB RAM and either 128/256GB storage which now supports the faster UFS 3.0 standard. The phone managed to reach 500,610 points on the Antutu benchmark which is so far the highest score on the platform. Another addition is the updated liquid cooling 3.0 which now comes with a liquid-cooled plate and tube for optimal thermal management.

On the back, there is a dual camera setup, with a 48MP f/1.75 main and a 12MP f/2.2 secondary sensor. The selfie camera is a 20MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.0. The battery is the same, with the capacity of 4,000 mAh. It also supports 27W fast-charging. The Black Shark 2 comes with a near-stock version of Android 9 Pie.

The Black Shark 2 Pro will be available in China from August 2 in Black, Silver, Blue, Orange and Purple colors.