Xiaomi Black Shark 2 revealed through hands-on leaked photo
A new hands-on leaked photo reveals Xiaomi’s upcoming gaming phone, Black Shark 2. Xiaomi’s third possible gaming phone and the first of 2019.
Last year in April 2018, Xiaomi released its first gaming phone, the Black shark which was later followed by the release of Black Shark Helo in October 2018, a gaming beast with a massive 10GB of RAM. Both of these proved to be successful launches as the phones overall received positive feedback from the budding smartphone gaming community. Now the company is expected to launch the second iteration Black Shark in the coming month of April. Recently a hands-on image via Twitter was released on the Internet which revealed the possible design of the upcoming gaming phone.
— Xiaomishka (@xiaomishka) February 27, 2019
Design and Specs
As seen from the leaked image the Black Shark 2 features a vertically aligned dual rear-camera set-up in the top right corner of the phone along with LED flash. The phone also showcases the Black Shark logo on the back of the phone, however as evident from the image, the Black Shark 2 does not feature a fingerprint scanner which hints the possible inclusion of an in-display fingerprint scanner similar to the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the OnePlus 6T.
Furthermore, similar to its predecessor, Black Shark 2 is expected to be equipped with Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 855 and 8GB or 10GB of RAM. The phone is also expected to feature 27W fast charging since Xiaomi’s recently released Mi 9 also came with this feature. In addition to this, a Black Shark smartphone was earlier spotted with a model number SKW-A0 on the 3C website. The listing revealed that the handset will ship with the MDY-10-EH charger that comes with Mi 9’s retail box.
It should be mentioned that a device codenamed ‘Black Shark Skywalker’ was also spotted on the online database of Geekbench. As per the listings of the features, the device was powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and 8GB of RAM with a single core score of 3,494 and a multi-score of 11,149. Furthermore, the device was running on Android 9.0, Pie.