Xiaomi’s Black Shark 2 gaming phone goes on sale in India for first time: Should you buy it?

Black shark 2

Xiaomi backed Black Shark entered the Indian smartphone business last week with its latest phone aka Black Shark 2. The company launched the Black Shark 2 in India last week for a starting price of Rs 39,999. Today, it is for the first time that the Black Shark 2 will be available for purchase in India. Interested buyers can buy the phone from Flipkart. The sale will kick off at 12 noon today.

Flipkart is offering several discount offers to the buyers. The offers include no-cost EMI and 10 per cent discount to buyers purchasing the phone via Axis Bank Buzz credit card. In India, the Black Shark 2 comes in two variants. The base model comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. This model of phone costs Rs 39,999. There’s a 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage model of Black Shark that’s available for Rs 49,999. During today’s sale, the Black Shark phone will be available in two colours — Shadow Black and Frozen Silver.

As far as the specs are concerned, the Black Shark 2 is powered by the most powerful mobile chip right now. It is the Snapdragon 855 chipset from Qualcomm that also powers most of the 2019 flagship so far like the OnePlus 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S10, among others.

The Black Shark comes with several gaming-centric features like Liquid Cool 3.0 technology that enables better heat management and that in turn helps the avid games out there. The gaming phone comes with bundled with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Elite Gaming feature that basically ensures to offer better or enhanced gaming experience to the users. The smartphone also comes with other features like pressure-sensing Magic Press technology. As for the design, the phone incorporates dual RGB strips.

The Black Shark 2 comes packed with a 6.39-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display that offers screen resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. On the camera front, the Black Shark 2 includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor + 12-megapixel secondary sensor on the back panel. On the front, the phone includes a 20-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. It includes a 4,000mAh battery with support for 27W fast charging.