Last April 2018, Xiaomi presented to the public its first mobile focused on video games and its most gamers users. The Black Shark is based on a smartphone far removed from what we are used to seeing on the market both for its aesthetics and its specifications.
Months after its presentation, the Black Shark Helo model arrived, which only remained in the Chinese market and later, in 2019, the second version arrived, Black Shark 2, the new gaming phone.
The Black Shark 2 has maintained its identity as a mobile gaming device, although the brand has introduced different changes to improve the user experience while playing games.
Starting with the exterior and its aesthetics, we see how Xiaomi continues to bet on a more aggressive and robust design than the fine and elegant aesthetics that we are used to seeing in the latest mobile models, even so, it has reduced the thickness and size with respect to the first model.
A great gaming feature, we can find it on the back through the lighting effects since there is the “S” logo of the brand which lights up when we have the mobile active. We can activate and deactivate this function as well as choose and personalize the pattern and even the color scheme. Also, we will find in this back part some subtle lights next to the double camera and the LED flash.
As we have mentioned, the Black Shark 2 is perfect to play since it is a mobile capable of converting games to HDR in real time. It is a device capable of recognizing different scenes, weapons, movements and blows and vibrating according to each one of them. Through all this, what the company intends is to offer a 4D gaming experience so that when the user uses different tools, the mobile recognizes them and vibrates based on them. In addition, the Black Shark 2 also has sensitive and customizable edges so that gamers can squeeze these edges of the device to perform certain actions.
Sound is also one of the most important elements in a gaming mobile, which is why the developers of the phone have created an audio that is up to the most demanding. To do this, the brand has incorporated two front speakers to create a stereo sound and three microphones, two of which have noise cancellation and are placed on the front of the device. Also, in relation to the sound it is important to mention that Xiaomi has worked to avoid sound overlap and that there are no problems when several players play face to face in a face-to-face way. The battery is 4,000mAh and offers intense gaming sessions of up to five hours and with a fast charge.
As for technical aspects, the screen is 6.39 inches and has a FullHD resolution. Referring to the system, with this model Xiaomi has opted for a large processor at a maximum speed of 2.48 GHz and a cooling system that covers all the areas that get the most heat of the device, thus reducing the temperature of the motherboard.
To further enhance the overall user experience, the brand has added a liquid cooling system called Directo Touch Liquid Cooling System 3.0. Through this, what they have done is reduce the temperature of the entire motherboard because the system covers all the areas that are heated most of the device making the temperature of the device lower.
Finally, we would like to comment on the different accessories available to turn the cell phone into a console. For this, the first accessory most recommended is the GamePad 3.0 which is attached to the sides of the mobile allowing play with physical buttons. Also, it allows to connect the mobile to a TV from a host using a HDMI cable. And if you still need to reduce the temperature of the phone, there are cooling shells that reduce the temperature of the phone by 10 degrees in just 10 seconds.
Despite the fact that the Xiaomi Black Shark stands out for being a gaming model, it is also important and necessary to talk about its camera since there is no consumer who ignores the camera of your mobile.
The brand has also introduced new features in this model compared to the previous one, releasing a 12MP dual camera system with two sensors. His camera stands out especially in portrait mode in which a natural blur effect is achieved, and at night since it takes good pictures in low light.
The Black Shark 2 is available in silver and black and you can find four different versions on the market. In this way, depending on the different technical characteristics such as its capacity, the price will vary depending on it:
The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 model was presented and exposed to the public on March 19, 2019, even so, Xiaomi will continue working and offering more variations of this model including news and new technical features to continue offering a mobile device adapted to the needs of your most gamer audience.