After a series of leaks, it’s about time Black Shark reveals its new lineup. Following the sudden launch of the Black Shark 2 HELO last year, the Black Shark 2 this year definitely seems to be coming with a fresh coat of paint for the year. And to keep you all waiting, Xiaomi has just revealed the debut date for the Black Shark 2.
The Blackshark 2 has been leaking for a while, but not a whole lot. So far, of the BlackShark 2, we’ve seen BlackShark 2’s AnTuTu benchmarks as well as Geekbench specs leaks following MWC 2019. Based on the few details we’ve managed to gather so far, the Blackshark 2 is said to pack the latest and greatest Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with 12GB of RAM. While that may not be much, it certainly isn’t hard to speculate what the Black Shark 2 may come with under its shell.
Given Black Shark’s past and their gamer appeal, Black Shark would most likely come with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM, 128GB / 256GB of internal storage as well as a 6-inch+ display under the hood. Furthermore, we would expect the Black Shark 2 to feature a 4000mAh+ battery, a much beefier vapor-chamber cooling system, a dual rear camera setup consisting of at least a single 48MP sensor and more.
Reports have also suggested the inclusion of an under-display fingerprint sensor with this year’s Black Shark 2. Furthermore, reports also suggested that Xiaomi’s 27W charging technology may also make its way onto the Black Shark 2.
Given the whole gaming smartphone hype brands have been creating since the inception of the Razer Phone, we would be awed to see the device missing out on a high refresh rate display this year given how much of a difference these high-refresh rate panels offer to the table.
Pricing remains skeptical at this point. However, given Xiaomi’s recent announcement regarding upcoming price increases, we would be skeptical to see those inflations land on the Black Shark 2 already. If we take the Black Shark HELO’s pricing into account, the Black Shark 2 would most probably resemble the same price tag this year as well.