Xiaomi is definitely doing a second-generation Black Shark gaming phone
Xiaomi has confirmed it will be producing a second-generation Black Shark gaming phone.
The Chinese phone-maker asked its fans to come up with ideas about the Black Shark 2 device and now product director has confirmed the device is now in testing and is “too fast”.
There was no official confirmation of any other details, but we already knew from older leaks that it’s likely the new handset will be based on Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 platform with 8GB of RAM.
We reviewed the first-generation device last year and liked some aspects of the design and fast performance but we didn’t feel the screen had enough punch, while the handset itself is bulky. The last device was announced in the Spring, so it’s likely the new second-generation device will see the light of day at around the same time – certainly we think it’s too soon for there to be any news of it at Mobile World Congress.
Many manufacturers have announced gaming phones now with mixed results – the Honor Play is currently the best all-rounder, but there’s also the Razor 2 and the Asus ROG phone, too among others. We also don’t really know how well these phones are actually selling – although the low price point of the Honor Play means that it’s also our favourite Honor Phone at the moment.
Check out our video of the original Black Shark phone in action: