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Xiaomi Gamepad 2.0 for Black Shark turns the gaming phone into a mini Nintendo Switch

Dec 10, 2018, 10:15 am

In a recent development, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi had finally announced the latest version of Gamepad accessory, the Xiaomi Gamepad 2.0 for its gaming smartphone Black Shark. Hoping to draw inspirations from the Nintendo Switch design, this latest Gamepad is a fine upgrade to its predecessor, the Original Gamepad that was launched alongside Black Shark in April.

Having buttons on both the sides it differs in the design from its predecessor Gamepad which could be attached to the left side of the phone. This design is more similar to that of Joy cons attachment to the Nintendo Switch, attaching to both the right and the left side of the smartphone. With this upgrade, players would be able to access physical buttons on both sides of the smartphone to enhance their gaming experience.

The Latest Xiaomi Gamepad 2.0 is equipped with an analog clubbing and a joystick on the left side and ABXY buttons and a touch-sensitive pad on the right. Also, both sides have been equipped with trigger buttons to cater to the gamer’s demands. Another interesting feature about the 2.0 is that all the buttons are mappable, allowing the players to assign functions to the buttons themselves thus having greater control over a game.

Xiaomi Nintendo Switch PhoneAnother interesting feature about the Xiaomi Gamepad 2.0 is that it doesn’t carry the normal designing that’s is expected in Gamepads – replacing the second joystick with a touch-sensitive environment pad. Although this new design tweak is a welcome among gamers, the feasibility of its use isn’t yet established.

Already available on Black Shark’s website, this gamepad comes for a price of 79 euros/79 pounds/$89. One can also save 20% on the Gamepad 2.0 on a collective purchase of the Gamepad and the Black Shark smartphone.

In another news, Xiaomi has announced an array of discounts coming to Christmas for its “Black Shark Xmas” promotion. Now customers and gamers alike can avail a discount of 80 euros/80 pounds on the gaming phone. To promote the Black Shark and take user feedback, the company has even allowed a money back scheme of 20 euros / 20 pounds if one leaves a review after participating in the Rebellion Supply Drop Reviewers Programme.

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