Xiaomi announces its Black Shark 2 gaming phone with a pressure-sensitive AMOLED display

Today, Xiaomi announced its new gaming smartphone, the Black Shark 2. We've seen the first model last year; at the time, it looked like a promising competitor to other manufacturers of gaming phones, such as Asus and Razer. And Xiaomi is no stranger to the design and launch of high-end smartphones in China and elsewhere, even if they are still fairly new when it comes to the gaming phone scene.

To start, the real kicker of the Black Shark 2 is its screen: it's a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen with a fingerprint sensor on the screen made by Samsung. That's a great feature alone, but Xiaomi has added a pressure-sensitive system that allows you to assign the buttons located at the corners of the screen's flanks; you shoot them by pressing harder on that part of the screen. Xiaomi says it has also optimized the gaming phone screen by improving color accuracy, reducing screen flicker at low brightness and reducing touch latency to 43.5ms.

Inside, the Black Shark 2 contains the kind of high-level specifications you expect a game phone to have. Specifically, it offers the latest Snapdragon 855 processor, a 4,000 mAh battery with support for 27-watt fast charging and 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage for the basic model or 12GB of RAM with 256GB of storage for the first-tier variant. For images, the Black Shark 2 comes with a 48-megapixel, 12-megapixel dual-camera combo on the back and a 20-megapixel camera on the front.

Also, like last year's Razer Phone 2, the Black Shark 2 contains a steam chamber cooling system designed to prevent overheating the phone during all those Minecraft and games Fortnite I will be playing There are also optional accessories, such as a hand grip that can be connected to the phone.

Xiaomi will start selling the Black Shark 2 in "frozen silver" or "black shadow" from today in China, to CNY 3,200 (around $ 480 USD) for the basic model of 128GB or CNY 4,200 (approximately $ 625 USD) for the model With 256GB of storage. The details are not currently available for an international release.

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