Xiaomi’s Black Shark gaming-focused sub-brand announced it’s brand new gaming smartphone earlier this month – The Black Shark 2. Now the handset is up for grabs in Europe, straight from official BlackShark website.
Users interested in this powerhouse will have to pay €549 or £479 (~$619) for the 8GB RAM / 128GB Storage variant. But if you’re interested in the most powerful variant with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of Storage you’ll need to pay €649 or £559 (~$729). According to David Li, Vice-President of Black Shark Global, this device will provide “an unmatched experience for European gamers”.
The company decided to establish this smartphone in Europe since mobile gaming segment is now generating more consumer spend than consoles or PC gaming. So, if the mobile gaming segment is generating heat, then it’s natural that users will look into gaming smartphones right? Well, the gaming smartphone segment still needs to give some additional steps to see if it is really successful or not.
The BlackShark 2 is a powerhouse with a 6.39-inch HDR AMOLED pressure sensitive with low (43.5ms) latency and a typical brightness of 430 nits. The handset has front-facing stereo speakers, and an X-shaped antenna setup to ensure that users won’t lose signal no matter how they hold it. The handset also boasts an in-display fingerprint scanner, a 4,000mAh battery that can be charged via 27W fast-charging.
As every flagship of 2019, the BlackShark 2 is powered by the Snapdragon 855 that is aided by a vapor chamber cooling system which promises a temperature reduction of up to 14 degrees Celsius. The camera department is powered by a 48MP main sensor with pixel binning plus a 12MP 2x telephoto zoom lens. The handset also counts with a 20MP unit for selfies.
If you’re in Europe and is considering the Black Sark 2 as your gaming-device choice, head up to the company’s website to check and decide if it is the best option for your desires.