The Black Shark 2 is a flagship gaming phone with an emphasis on control

Touch, I remember touch
29 March 2019 / 11:31GMT

Xiaomi's newly announced Black Shark 2 is a styish gaming phone with more than a few tricks up its sleeve. The handset sports a unique pressure-sensitive display that can be used to cram in more controls and map specific buttons on the left and right of the screen. It's a design choice Xiaomi hopes will make users less reliant on physical pheripheals, but it's only the tip of the iceberg. The Black Shark 2 also features 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage as standard, two 48MP and 12MP rear-facing cameras, a fast-charging 4,000 mAh battery, vapour cooling chamber for better performance, and a super-quick Snapdragon 855 processor. That rather delightful 6.39in display should also reduce flicker at low brightness, cut down on touch latency, and improve colour accuracy. The Black Shark 2 is now on sale in the UK, with the base 8GB + 128GB model costing £479.