Black Shark 2 Pro Is A Ridiculously Powerful Gaming Smartphone, Even Stronger Than The ROG Phone 2

Dhir Acharya - Jan 10, 2020

Black Shark 2 Pro Is A Ridiculously Powerful Gaming Smartphone, Even Stronger Than The ROG Phone 2

Over the years, gaming smartphones launched have been getting better and better. This year, Xiaomi is launching another one, the Black Shark 2 Pro.

As people are now holding their smartphones more than their computers, gaming is also slowly moving to these mobile devices. In 2017, the Razer Phone was launched and became the first gaming smartphone, opening a new category for handsets. The Razer Phone comes with an LCD screen featuring a refresh rate of 120Hz while the standard rate at the time was 60Hz, along with a top-end Snapdragon chip.

This year, it’s not hard to find a gaming mode on mainstream premium phones like the Galaxy Note 10 Plus and the Pixel 4. Meanwhile, the OnePlus 7 Pro and 7T feature a refresh rate of 90Hz. Now, we welcome three more gaming phones, the Nubia Red Magic 3S, Asus ROG Phone 2, and the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro.


Xiaomi announced the smartphone in July last year, with Black Shark Pro 2 price starting at $599 (roughly Rs 42,665), but the company couldn’t reveal a timeline for the launch of this phone. While the Black Shark 2 Pro is nearly the same as the Black Shark 2, it packs the Snapdragon 855+ chip.

With the 855+ chip, graphics performance is boosted by 15% while the CPU has a speed of 2.96Hz, compared with the 2.84Hz speed of the Snapdragon 855. That means the Black Shark 2 Pro has a performance comparable to other Android top-of-the-line phones like the Meizu 16s Pro, Nubia 20, OnePlus 7T, Red Magic 3S, and ROG Phone 2.


The 855+ processor also offers users the best sustained performance as they play games for a long period of time. For keeping the chip cool, Xiaomi has given it a direct touch multiplayer liquid cooling system, which it claims to reduce the CPU’s temperature by 14 degrees.

In addition, this gaming smartphone sports an AMOLED Samsung display that measures 6.39 inches and has a refresh rate of 60Hz. While this is not the best rate, it’s important to remember that a lot of games don’t benefit from higher rates like 90Hz and 120Hz.

Besides, the screen offers a tough-report rate of 240Hz, which helps lower the latency rate. Another feature designed for gamers is Master Touch 2.0, a feature that allows users to resize left and right touch zones as well as the pressure-sensing value.

Similar to the Black Shark, the Black Shark 2 Pro has a slider button that enables the gaming mode, which will optimize performance and clear the phone’s memory while minimizing outside interruptions.

Black Shark 2 Pro price: $599

Black Shark 2 Pro Price in India: unavailable


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