Xiaomi recently announced the gaming-oriented Black Shark 2 and new details are emerging. After benchmark results and leaked hands-on photos, Lin Bin, the co-founder of Xiaomi gave us a sneak peek into the interface of the device. The screenshot was posted by the senior executive on Weibo. Based on the AnTuTu benchmarking listing, the Black Shark 2 will have a display with 19.5:5 aspect ratio, which seems to match with the screenshot. Last year, Xiaomi released the Black Shark Helo and with the upcoming Black Shark 2, the company is still taking the series seriously.
The AnTuTu listing also unveils other details. The Black Shark 2 will be equipped with Snapdragon 855 SoC, which is also used by the Xiaomi Mi 9. With its gaming-oriented design, it shouldn’t be surprising that the Black Shark 2 will have the Snapdragon 855 as well. The device will run on Android 9. On board are 128GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM. It’s a slight downgrade from the Black Shark Help with 10GB of RAM. Perhaps, Xiaomi found that the extra 2GB of RAM offers negligible amount of performance boost. However, Geekbench listing tells us that the Black Shark 2 will have 12GB of RAM, so we will see which one is true.
The AnTuTu score for Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is 359,973 points, while the Mi 9 that uses the same Snapdragon 855 chipset, scores higher at 371,849 points. However, it could only be the test unit of Black Shark 2, so the production units could be more optimized and have higher scores. Xiaomi will unveil the Black Shark 2 in March 18, so we don’t need to wait for long. Latest Android games are getting a lot better in terms of graphics details and gameplay. However, it also means that we need better chipset, high resolution display and more RAM to play them fluidly.