Xiaomi has just now announced on Weibo the arrival of Black Shark 2 Pro version on July 30. It is also going to bring the newly unveiled Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset.
The launch announcement comes just two days after nubia’s confirmation that it will update is Red Magic 3 gaming smartphone with Snapdragon 855 Plus in the future in a response to Asus’ launch of the ROG Phone 2 on July 22.
The difference between Snapdragon 855 Plus is slightly faster GPU – about 15%. The first CPU cluster is also overclocked from 2.84 GHz to 2.96 GHz, which in the grand scheme of numbers is just a 4% increase.
It’s unclear if the Black Shark 2 Pro will bring upgrades beyond the chipset – a higher refresh rate screen would really go a long way to making in more competitive in the quickly evolving gaming smartphone market.