The xiaomi-backed company, Black Sharkhas today launched its gaming smartphone – Black Shark 2 in India. Black Shark 2 is priced at Rs 39,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant while the premium variant is priced at Rs 49,999, which comes with a 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The smartphone will be available for purchase exclusively on Flipkart on June 4.
The major highlight of the smartphone is the gaming-centric design language coupled with top-notch hardware. The phone features Liquid Cooling 3.0, which includes a liquid-cooled plate along with liquid-cooled tube that cover all the heat-generating components of the CPU. Liquid Cooling 3.0 is claimed to be 20 times more efficient in heat dissipation. This brings down the core temperature by up to 14-degree C. There is an X-style antenna that provides better reception along with hidden press sensitive buttons for the display. The smartphone also comes with a Magic Press pressure-sensing technology to enable customisation of pressure sensitivity on the display.
Black Shark 2 features a 6.39-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels along with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 403ppi of pixel density, 108.9% DCI+P3 colour gamut and 430 nits brightness. The company is calling it a TrueView Display which restores true color to the screen. Under the hood, the gaming phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor along with Adreno 640 GPU which is backed by up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The Black Shark 2 has a 4000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support that offers 30 minutes of gaming with just 5 minutes of charging and it runs on Android 9.0 Pie. On the camera front, it is equipped with a dual-camera setup, which comes with a combination of 48-megapixel primary lens with f/1.75 aperture, 0.8-micron pixel size along with a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.2 aperture, 1.0-micron pixel size, 2x lossless zoom and LED flash.There’s a 20-megapixel selfie camera on the Black Shark 2 with f/2.0 aperture.
Connectivity options for the phone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C port. The phone measures 163.61 x 75.01 x 8.77mm.