As reported earlier, Black Shark today entered the Indian market with its latest gaming smartphone, Black Shark 2. Black Shark 2 is a dedicated gaming smartphone that 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.
The gaming smartphone comes with the new 6 layers ‘Liquid cooling 3.0’ technology that 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 ‘S’ logo at the rear along with press sensitive controls for display and also comes with LEDs at the side of the device. The device also comes with AI Engine with features like CPU/GPU intelligent scheduling, Intelligent recognition of game scenes, Intelligent background app management, Shark moment, Intelligent performance management, AI lighting effect, AI shock, Live Stream, Host Mode, and more.
Further, there is also a dedicated game mode called Shark Space which can be enabled by toggling the button which is present on the right side of the device. When a user enters Shark Space, it frees up the RAM and will improve the performance. Also, inside the Shark Space, there is an option to enable Ludicrous Mode which lets user increase the clock speed up to 2.84GHz without any frame drop. The device is also part of the Snapdragon Elite Gaming platform meaning all the Top 10 games are optimized, loads faster, True HDR Gaming, and will give better performance compared to others. With the optional Cooling case which comes with 2 fans + water cooling technology, the device can be cool down 10 degrees in 10 seconds. The Master Touch control enables pressure-sensitive display controls and lets you set a custom touch zone and trigger multiple on-screen actions with just two thumbs.
The Black Shark 2 flaunts a 6.39-inch(1080×2340p) AMOLED 19.5:9 HDR TrueView display, it is powered by the latest Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor clocked at 2.84GHz, Adreno 640 GPU. It comes in two variants in India – 6GB+128GB and12GB+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.
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 1080p 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+ TrueView HDR display
- 2.84GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, Adreno 640 GPU
- 6GB12GB 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 INR 39,999
- Black Shark 2 – 12GB+256GB is priced at INR 49,999
The Balck Shark 2 will be available exclusively on Flipkart starting from June 4, 2019, at 12 noon. Follow us on Twitter for more news and updates.