After all the rumours, teasers. Black Shark, a Xiaomi backed company has launched Black Shark 2 Pro in China. last week we saw it passed through Geekbench listing. A week ago, Asus launched Rog Phone 2 which was the first device to be powered by Snapdragon 855 Plus, Black Shark followed soon & Nubia is also coming up with its iteration later this year. Black Shark 2 Pro is an upgrade over the current device i.e Black Shark 2.
Black Shark 2 Pro
The Black Shark 2 Pro has a 6.39 inch FHD+ AMOLED display along with TrueView Display support. It has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, 430 pixels per inch. It has a whopping 240Hz refresh rate with touch latency of 34.7ms against the 43.5ms which was there in Black Shark 2. It can blow upto 430 nits and has a contrast ratio of 60,000:1. It flaunts DC Dimming 2.0 which reduces flickering in low brightness levels & an in-display fingerprint sensor for security purposes.
As said above, the device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus (7nm) chipset. It has 1 x Kryo 485 clocked at 2.96GHz + 3 x Kryo 485 clocked at 2.42GHz and 4 x Kryo 385 clocked at 1.8GHz, coupled with the same Adreno 640 GPU which is found on Snapdragon 855, but with a higher clock speed i.e 675MHz. It has Liquid Cooling 3.0 + technology. It is paired with 12GB of RAM and 128/256GB of storage with UFS 3.0 support.
Talking about optics, it has a dual rear camera setup. A 48MP primary sensor with an f/1.75 aperture, a 13MP ultra-wide secondary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. Additionally, the rear camera setup also supports 2x optical zoom. To the front, it comes with a 20MP selfie camera which has an f/2.0 aperture.
The Black Shark 2 Pro comes with an upgrade in design, as the back panel can offer an improved grip and additionally there are two more RGB LED lights on either side of the Black Shark logo. The phone comes with Android 9 Pie-based Black Shark OS out of the box. There’s a 4,000mAh battery which supports 27W fast charging. the device has 3.5mm headphone jack which is a must for a gaming phone. The OEM also announced a number of gaming-specific accessories for Black Shark 2 Pro including controllers.
The phone is available in Electric Black and Ice Ash colour options. Talking about pricing, the 12GB RAM + 128GB storage option is priced at 2,999 Yuan (approx Rs. 30,000), the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage option is priced at 3,499 Yuan (approx Rs. 35,000), will go on sale starting August 2.
Black Shark 2 Pro Specifications
- 6.39 inch AMOLED display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
- 12GB RAM
- 128/256GB storage
- 48+13MP dual rear camera
- 20MP front camera
- 4000 mAh battery with 27W fast charging support