Published: Sun, March 10, 2019
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

Black Shark 2 launch event cued up for March 18

Black Shark 2 launch event cued up for March 18

Smartphone manufacturers really love to released gaming phones with interesting, eye-catching designs, so the Black Shark 2 probably will not be an exception.

Xiaomi backed Black Shark has confirmed its second-gen gaming smartphone named Black Shark 2 will be hitting markets in China on March 18.

We don't have a lot of information spec-wise about the phone but we know, thanks to a Weibo announcement, that Xiaomi will launch the Black Shark 2 on March 18, at an event that will take place in Beijing. The phone appeared on AnTuTu as the "Blackshark Skywalker". AnTuTu revealed that the phone will be fueled by the Snapdragon 855, as mentioned earlier, while it also revealed that it will include 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

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Black Shark's top secret experience in Shanghai. Looking at the specifications we could say that the inclusion of the new 855 SoC is pretty justified since the previous phone housed an 845 SoC. The Geekbench listing then reveled the scores of the 8GB RM variant of the Black Shark 2 where it logged 3,494 points in the single-core test and 11,149 in the multi-core tests. The phone should ship with Android 9 pie out of the box and could feature Xiaomi's 27W fast-charging support. The listing also reveals that the smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm's latest chipset, Snapdragon 855. the Black Shark AA handset has respectively scored 3516 and 11413 points. This is lower than the current scores of the device with 12GB RAM. The teaser confirmed the new model features an advanced liquid cooling system, titled Liquid Cool 3.0.

With the latest developments, it is clear that Xiaomi's upcoming gaming smartphone will be a beast.

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