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Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Gaming Phone With Snapdragon 855 Set to Launch in India on May 27


Black Shark 2 is set to launch in India on May 27, Xiaomi-backed Black Shark revealed the development through a press invite. The gaming phone, which comes with a Snapdragon 855 SoC and up to 12GB of RAM, debuted in China back in March. Black Shark has also provided a Liquid Cool 3.0 liquid-cooling technology to reduce heat dissipation and offer a comfortable gaming experience. Other key highlights of the Black Shark 2 include up to 256GB of onboard storage, a touch response rate of 240Hz and a touch response time of 43.5 milliseconds. The Black Shark 2 notably comes as a successor to the original Black Shark phone that was launched in the Chinese market last year.

Without revealing any details around the price and availability, Black Shark has sent out media invites to announce the launch date of the Black Shark 2. The launch is taking place in New Delhi on May 27. Moreover, the gaming phone is expected to arrive alongside the Gamepad 2.0 controller and other gaming peripherals.

References of the Black Shark 2 India launch emerged earlier this month. The phone was reported to have passed the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification in the country.

Black Shark 2 price
The India price of the Black Shark 2 is yet to be revealed. But nevertheless, it is likely to be more or less similar to what was announced in China back in March.

To recall, the Black Shark 2 was launched in China at CNY 3,199 (roughly Rs. 32,300) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage configuration, while its 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option is priced at CNY 3,499 (roughly Rs. 35,300). The phone also has the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model at CNY 3,799 (roughly Rs. 38,300) and top-of-the-line option with 12GB RAM + 256GB storage at CNY 4,199 (roughly Rs. 42,400). It comes in Shadow Black and Frozen Silver colour options.

Black Shark 2 specifications, features
The Black Shark 2 has Liquid Cool 3.0 technology that works with a heat-conducting copper plate to enhance heat dissipation. Black Shark claims that its in-house technology is capable of increasing the heat dissipation by 20 times. Additionally, the handset has TrueView Display support and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Elite Gaming to deliver an advanced gaming experience. There is also a Magic Press pressure-sensing technology that enables customisation of pressure sensitivity on the display.

In terms of specifications, the dual-SIM (Nano) Black Shark 2 has a 6.39-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) AMOLED display along with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 403ppi of pixel density. Under the hood, there is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, paired with Adreno 640 GPU and up to 12GB of RAM.

For photos and videos, the Black Shark 2 has a dual rear camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.75 lens. There is also a 12-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 lens. The camera setup supports 2x optical zoom. Furthermore, there is a 20-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front along with an f/2.0 lens.

The Black Shark 2 has 128GB and 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage options. Connectivity options on the phone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C port. There are also sensors, including an accelerometer, ambient light, and a gyroscope. The phone has an in-display fingerprint sensor. Besides, it comes with a 4,000mAh battery and measures 163.61×75.01×8.77mm.

Black Shark 2


Release date March 2019
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 163.61 x 75.01 x 8.77
Weight (g) 205.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4000
Fast charging Quick Charge 4.0


Screen size (inches) 6.39
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2340 pixels
Protection type Gorilla Glass
Aspect ratio 19.5:9
Pixels per inch (PPI) 403


Processor 2.84GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage No


Rear camera 48-megapixel (f/1.75, 0.8-micron) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.0-micron)
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 20-megapixel (f/2.0, 0.9-micron)


Operating system Android 9.0 Pie


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
USB Type-C Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes


Face unlock Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes