Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro - the budget of the coolest

It’s been barely a week since the announcement of the super-smartphone forof games, ASUS ROG Phone 2, the first of the presented to the public owners of the Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset, and now Xiaomi is ready to respond. Now officially introduced Black Shark 2 Pro - also a game, too, on Snapdragon 855 Plus.

Unlike ASUS, which increased igroflagman insize, Xiaomi device dimensions in comparison with the Black Shark 2 did not change. The design is also generally similar, but some new features have appeared, in particular, the arrangement of the LEDs on the case has changed. And the palette has expanded considerably. New colors include very bright solutions: purple, orange, blue and red variants are shown. True, as long as only the two most familiar ones go on sale - black with green and silver.

Now about the content. Replaced with a pumped-up chipset: Black Shark 2 Pro runs on Snapdragon 855 Plus with a frequency of up to 2.96 GHz. The newer and faster memory UFS3.0 is installed - it can be from 128 to 512 GB, the capacity of the operational one - in all cases 12 GB, without compromise options.

Improved screen. It is still 6.39 ″ AMOLED with a resolution of 1080 × 2340 pixels, but now it supports DC Dimming 2.0 and has a sensor frequency of 240 Hz, which gives a reduction in the delayed response of the touch surface to 34.7 ms. In the previous generation, it was 43.5 ms. ASUS ROG Phone 2 sports 49 ms.

Camera and battery with support for fast charging 27W remained the same.

Especially advantageous against a competitor looksThe price of Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro is about half as high as expected from ASUS ROG Phone 2. And it won't take long for the smartphone to wait - the Black Shark 2 Pro is already coming out for sale on August 2.

Varieties and prices:

12 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM2990 yuan ($ 435 / 27500₽)
12 GB RAM + 256 GB ROM3499 yuan ($ 510 / 32200₽)
12 GB RAM + 512 GB ROM price list has not yet been announced

The main characteristics of Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro:

Screen AMOLED, 6.39 ″, 1080 × 2340, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, DC Dimming 2.0, 240 Hz (34.7 ms delay), eye protection
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
2.96 GHz, 1 x Kryo 485, 3 x Kryo 485, 4 x Kryo 485, Adreno 640
RAM RAM 12 GB, ROM 512 GB, RAM LPDDR4, 128/256/512 GB ROM UFS3.0
Mobile Internet LTE cat.13 390/150 Mbit / s
Mobile networksLTE Bands 1.3-5,7,8,20,34,38-41
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA 800
Battery Li-Ion, 4000 mAh, QC 4.0, 27W
Dimensions 163.61 x 75.01 x 8.77 mm
Weight205 g
48 megapixel camera, flash, autofocus, dual: Sony IMX58648 MP f / 1.75 + 12 MP f / 2.2
frontal: 20 MP, f / 2.2, 4-in-1
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Barometer, Illumination, Fingerprint scanner

Tatyana Kobelskaya