Xiaomi launched its first gaming cellphone through a new company called Black Shark . A few months later, there are now reports that the successor device, Xiaomi Black Shark 2, has appeared in a Geekbench benchmark application leak. From here it is known that the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 coded “AWM-A0” has a similar innards to the first generation Black Shark, including Snapdragon 845 chips and up to 8 GB RAM. The operating system looks still using Android 8.1 Oreo, not the latest Android 9 Pie.
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 produced a single core test value of 2,403 points and multi core of 8,389 points. This value is smaller than the results of the benchmark predecessor, Black Shark, which has a single core score of 2439 points and multi core 9020 points. Leaked Geekbench benchmark results which allegedly show the score of Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gaming phones (GSM Arena) In addition to Geekbench, Black Shark 2 also appears in the form of leaked photos circulating from China, as seen above. In terms of external appearance, one that looks the most different from the first generation Black Shark is the camera layout. The first Black Shark is known to carry two cameras arranged horizontally with two camera settings and a flash LED on the right side. While Black Shark 2, it looks to have a vertical camera arrangement with the LED flash unit at the top, followed by two cameras, and a round fingerprint scanner at the bottom. Other rumors circulating earlier mentioned that Black Shark 2 was listed on the Chinese telecommunications authority certification site, TENAA.
The Black Shark site also seems to tease the appearance of Black Shark 2 with the words “Sharks approaching, unleashing soon”, along with an e-mail column that offers notification of availability for enthusiasts. The date of the appearance of Black Shark 2 is estimated to be October 23, 2018, based on a leaked poster that previously also circulated from China.