Should you’re in search of the finest telephone for gaming, a brand new challenger has entered the ring as Xiaomi has launched an improved model of its Black Shark 2 smartphone: the Black Shark 2 Professional.
Initially launched in China in July, the Black Shark 2 Professional builds on its non-pro sibling in a couple of key methods, though it isn’t a massively totally different machine.
Now you may choose up the Black Shark 2 Professional within the UK and Europe right away, out there from the Black Shark web site, the place you may also discover quite a lot of peripherals to reinforce your gaming expertise.
The handset prices £539 for 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, and £629 for a 12GB / 256GB configuration. You possibly can choose it up in black, gray and Gulf Blue (that is blue with a vibrant orange stripe), though the latter is just out there on the pricier mannequin.
What’s new within the Black Shark 2 Professional?
The Black Shark 2 Professional’s predominant new function is its chipset – the Snapdragon 855 Plus processor inside is designed to be nice for gaming, extra so than the non-Plus model which was current within the Black Shark 2. This implies it ought to have higher efficiency for gameplay, in addition to decreased battery loss.
That stated, the Black Shark web site really lists each the Snapdragon 855 Plus and Snapdragon 855 on totally different pages, however we’re assuming it is the previous since that was introduced when the machine launched in China.
There’s additionally a extra highly effective speaker within the Black Shark 2 Professional, to reinforce your gaming expertise should you play and not using a headset, improved liquid cooling to maintain the handset from heating up an excessive amount of, a decreased display response time, and an additional antenna to maintain your web connection dependable when you play video games.
The bottom Black Shark 2 launched for £479 for its extra inexpensive model, so the Black Shark 2 Professional is £60 costlier for these slight upgrades. It is possible this telephone will solely attraction to the cell gaming die-hards, however we’ll must do a full assessment of it to know for certain.