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Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Specs, Review and Should You Buy It

The flagship smartphone Black Shark 2 by Xiaomi is a powerful Android device that is best considered as a gaming smartphone. With a price tag of 350$ globally is being sold for 250$ (base model) on Flipkart in the Big Shopping Days.

Black Shark 2 specs are powerful; it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with Direct Touch Liquid Cooling 3.0 technology, low latency touch, ludicrous mode, master touch, TrueView multi-adaptive display, dynamic audio, gaming lights with LED strips, bigger battery, in-screen fingerprint and much more.

Black Shark 2 Specs

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Specs


The Black Shark 2 Specs are impressive when we talk about the screen. It comprises of a 6.39-inch AMOLED TrueView Display with HDR that produces incredible natural, realistic, and perfect colors. This feature is one of its kind where you can set custom touch zones and setup multiple on-screen actions where you can use only two of your thumbs.

Gaming would be more comfortable and entertaining on such a display as it would be much smoother. The screen also has an in-screen fingerprint scanner to unlock the smartphone.


The design on Black Shark 2 is definitely rock solid and gives a macho-impression. The smartphone is purely built for mobile gamers where you get RGB LED lights on both the side, which has 16-million color outputs, it even has a Black Shark Logo at the back which glows up when a notification is received. You can customize the colors on all the outputs according to your choice.

There is no headphone jack, but you get a USB Type-C charging port along with stereo speakers and mic at the bottom. The smartphone gives a sturdy look and makes you feel like holding a premium smartphone.


The Black Shark 2 Specs for the camera is not that impressive, and if you have criteria for the camera, then I must suggest you go for the latest smartphones such as the POCO X2. The camera here is 48MP + 12MP at the back and 20MP front camera, which gets the work done but doesn’t produce the best pictures captured. You can shoot videos at 2160p, 1080p, 720p with the back camera where 4K at 30 fps, 1080p at 30 fps, 720p at 30 fps, Slow Motion Mode: 720p at 240 fps, 1080p at 120 fps.

Performance & Battery

The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Chipset Octa-core and clocked at 2.84 GHz with Adreno 640 GPU. To power this beast, there is a non-removable 4000 mAh battery that supports 27 W/4.8 A quick charging and can power up the device from 0-60% within 30 minutes.

Black Shark 2 Gamepads

Exotic Features

Some of the unique features of Black Shark 2 are:

  • Direct Touch Liquid Cooling 3.0
  • Ludicrous Mode
  • Low Latency Touch
  • Master Touch
  • TrueView Multi-adaptive Display
  • Gaming Light
  • Dynamic Audio
  • Vibration Sense
  • Comfortable Gaming Experience
  • All-new Shark Space Gaming Ecosystem
  • Smart Antenna

Full Specifications of Black Shark 2

Dimensions and Weight
  • 163.6 x 75 x 8.8
  • 205 g (7.23 oz)
  • AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • 6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~81.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • 1080 x 2340 screen resolution with 403 PPI density
  • DCI-P3 100%
  • 240Hz touch-sensing
  • Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
    • 1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485
    • 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485
    • 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485
  • Adreno 640
RAM and Storage
  • 128GB 6GB RAM
  • 128GB 8GB RAM
  • 256GB 8GB RAM
  • 256GB 12GB RAM
  • UFS 2.1
Battery & Charging
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
  • 27W fast charging
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0+ support
Rear Camera Photo:

  • Dual 48 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
    12 MP, f/2.2, 54mm (telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom


Front Camera
  • 20 MP with f/2.0, 1/3″, 0.9µm
Other Features
  • 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Fingerprint (under display, optical)
  • Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • IR Blaster
Android Version

Price and Offer

The company is trying to clear its stock from the warehouse, and it is offering great discounts on various platforms.

  • 128GB 6GB RAM – ₹19,999 (~$250approx)
  • 128GB 8GB RAM – Unavailable
  • 256GB 8GB RAM – Unavailable
  • 256GB 12GB RAM – ₹29,999 (~$400 approx)

The discount is available on Flipkart for a limited period.

Should You Buy It?

Buying such a smartphone is a huge deal, with the price Flipkart offering is a win-win situation for mobile-gamers. If the camera is not the main criteria, then this smartphone is a perfect one for everyone who does heavy tasking. At such a price, no other smartphone is available to offer such flagship hardware. Remember that the development of custom ROMs is not open even after a year of release. The kernel source-codes of the device has not been released yet. Although, you can unlock the bootloader and install TWRP.

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