Last week, Xiaomi backed Black Shark announced that it will launch its next gaming smartphone in China on March 18. Ahead of the launch event next week, the company today opened registrations for the Black Shark 2 in China.
Black Shark 2 Registrations Begin in China
Interested consumers can now register for the Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone on Black Shark Mall, JD.com as well as the Mi Store. However, the Black Shark 2 listings on the three websites do not reveal the smartphone’s pricing or when it will actually be made available for purchase. Even though a ‘Buy Now’ button is visible on the Black Shark Mall listing, it does not actually does nothing. The company has also posted a new teaser on its Weibo page that reveals the smartphone will feature a brand new AI game engine.
The new AI game engine should be able to fully utilize the impressive power of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, which will be running under the hood of the Black Shark 2. As shown by the smartphone’s recent appearance on Geekbench, Black Shark has done a great job with optimizing the chipset for the smartphone. Thanks to Liquid Cool 3.0 technology, the Black Shark 2 could be among the fastest Snapdragon 855-powered smartphones on the market, especially with the ‘Game Turbo’ mode activated.
The Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone is expected to feature up to 12GB of RAM, although the base variant of the smartphone will pack “only” 8GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the smartphone will likely come with 256GB of onboard storage. Further storage expansion, however, is unlikely to be supported. Rumors also suggest the upcoming Black Shark gaming smartphone will have a 4000mAh capacity battery with 27W wired fast charging support. When it comes to software, the smartphone’s recent appearances on Geekbench and AnTuTu have confirmed that it will be running Android 9.0 Pie right out of the box.