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Black Shark 2 Pro 8 GB RAM goes on sale in China; 12 GB RAM variants seemingly discontinued

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On Jan. 10, Xiaomi began with the pre-orders of the new 8 GB RAM edition of the Black Shark 2 Pro smartphone in China. As scheduled, the new variant is available for purchase from today in the home market with a pricing of 2,699 Yuan (~$391). Since its launch in July, the phone was selling in three 12 GB RAM variants. However, none of the them can be seen in the official listing of the Black Shark 2 Pro at Xiaomi’s online store in China. Hence, it appears that the company may have axed all the 12 GB RAM editions of the gaming phone. This is could be a strategic move to make way for the upcoming Black Shark 3.

The Black Shark 2 Pro 8 GB RAM variant comes with an internal storage. It can be availed only in Electric Black color edition and it priced at 2,699 Yuan (~$391).

Black Shark 2 Pro 8 GB + 128 GB buy

At launch, the Black Shark 2 Pro was introduced in two models such as 12 GB RAM + 128 GB storage and 12 GB RAM + 256 GB storage. These models were priced at 2,999 Yuan (~$434) and 3,499 Yuan (~$507), respectively. In September

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, the company had added a new variant featuring 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of native storage with a price tag of 3,999 Yuan (~$579).

Xiaomi could be launching the upcoming Black Shark 3 phone with a pricing around of 3,000 Yuan. This could be reason the way none of the 12 GB RAM models are now available for purchase in China.

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Xiaomi Black Shark 3 specifications (Rumored)

Xiaomi is reportedly working on the launch of the Black Shark 3. The KLE-A0 Xiaomi phone that was recently approved by the CMIIT battery seems to be the upcoming Black Shark 3. The CMIIT listing revealed that the handset will be a 5G-ready device.

Black Shark 2 Pro 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage edition-
Black Shark 2 Pro Electric Black

Recent reports have revealed that the Black Shark 3 will be fueled by the Snapdragon 865 mobile platform. This could bring support for dual-mode 5G on the device. The handset is rumored to be equipped with a display that supports quad HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It is speculated that it could be the first phone to arrive with 16 GB of RAM. The Black Shark 3 is expected to get unveiled in the first quarter of 2020.

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