Black Shark 2
Black Shark 2

A new Chinese smartphone maker, Balck Shark is all set to enter the Indian smartphone market next week. Black Shark 2 will be launched in India on May 27, 2019. Black Shark 2 was launched in China a couple of months ago. Black Shark is a Xiaomi funded company and has already launched a couple of gaming smartphone in the Chinese market before announcing the Black Shark 2.

Black Shark 2

Black Shark 2 comes with the latest Snapdragon 855, Liquid cooling 3.0, X-Style antenna, and 48MP rear camera. The new ‘Liquid cooling 3.0’ technology uses a liquid-cooled plate and liquid-cooled tube which can effectively cover all the heat-generating components to reduce the processor’s core temperature by up to 14°C, 20x heat dissipation efficiency. Also, the smartphone now features X-Style antenna design for better reception and also there is an RGB logo at the rear along with press sensitive controls for display.

The Black Shark 2 flaunts a 6.39-inch(1080×2340p) AMOLED 19.5:9 display, it is powered by the latest Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor clocked at 2.84GHz, Adreno 640 GPU. It comes in four variants – 6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB. 8GB+256GB, and 12GB+256GB. The device is packed with a massive 4000mAH battery and is backed with a 27W Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ via USB Type-C port. Also, the device is running on Android 9.0 Pie on top of Joy UI.

Black Shark 2

Coming to the camera department, the Black Shark 2 sports a 48MP+12MP dual rear camera with LED flash, the primary 48MP with 1/2″ Sony IMX 586 sensor, 0.8μm, f/1.75 aperture, 6-piece lens. The secondary 12MP with 1/3.6″ Samsung S5K3M5 telephoto lens, 1.0μm, f/2.2 aperture, 6-piece lens. The camera supports PDAF, dim enhancement, HDR, Portrait mode, Panorama mode, AI mode. Over at the front, there is a 20MP 0.9μm camera with f/2.0 aperture, 5-piece lens which supports smart beauty, Portrait Mode. The rear camera supports video recording up to 4K Video 30fps and Slow-mo up to 120fps. Other features include In-display fingerprint scanner, Dual Nano-SIM, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2 X 2 mimo, Bluetooth 5.0, aptX, and aptX HD.

Black Shark 2 Specifications

  • 6.39-inch(2340×2160p) 19.5:9 Full HD+ display
  • 2.84GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, Adreno 640 GPU
  • 6GB/8GB/12GB LPDDR4x RAM
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 2.1 storage
  • 48MP(f/1.75)+12MP(f/2.2) dual rear cameras with LED flash- the 48MP being a 1/2″ Sony IMX 586 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, and the 12MP,1.0μm pixel size, 6P lens, 2x lossless zoom
  • 20MP front facing camera with 0.9μm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • Dual-stereo speakers
  • Independent image processing chip
  • Super theater mode
  • Liquid cooling 3.0
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • 4000 mAH Battery, 27W Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ USB Type-C port
  • Dual Nano-SIM, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2 X 2 mimo, Bluetooth 5.0, aptX, aptX HD
  • Thickness: 8.77mm  and Weight: 205g
  • Colors: Shadow black, Frozen silver


  • Black Shark 2 – 6GB+128GB is priced at 3199 yuan (INR 32,847)
  • Black Shark 2 – 8GB+128GB is priced at 3499 yuan (INR 35,945)
  • Black Shark 2 – 8GB+256GB is priced at 3799 yuan (INR 39,026)
  • Black Shark 2 – 12GB+256GB is priced at 4199 yuan (INR 43,136)

The price conversion is as of China launch date and India price may vary.

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