Xiaomi-backed Black Shark has launched the Black Shark 2(₹ 31999 at flipkart) gaming-centric smartphone in India. The handset was already announced in China and while its specs were already known, the company today revealed its pricing and some other information. Being a smartphone aimed at enticing mobile gamers, the Black Shark 2 comes equipped with the latest Snapdragon 855 SoC. It also gets additional features like a "Ludicrous Mode" that is touted to enable one to play games by utilising 100 percent of the CPU and a liquid cooling system, which is aimed at keeping the temperatures in check while gaming.
The Black Shark 2 features a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixel resolution, and comes equipped with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The display sports a pressure-sensitive system that enables gamers to map the buttons located on the flanking corners of the screen. When one presses down on these buttons or the part of the screen harder than usual, they can trigger these actions. The company claims that the phone’s display has been optimized for gaming, and is capable of delivering reduced screen flicker at low brightness, improved colour accuracy and low touch latency of 43.5ms.
As mentioned above, the Black Shark 2 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 platform. It also features Liquid Cooling 3.0 tech, which is claimed to be the world’s first “direct touch multilayer liquid cooling system.” It is touted to lower the CPU’s temperature by up to 14-degrees during intense gaming sessions.
In terms of optics, the smartphone features a dual-rear camera setup. It consists of a 48MP Quad Bayer sensor with 0.8µm pixels and a lens with f/1.75 aperture. The secondary camera sports 2x telephoto lens and a 12MP sensor with 1.0µm pixels. On the front is a 20MP sensor with 0.9µm pixels and a lens with f/2.0 aperture. A 4,000 mAh battery powers the entire package, which comes with a 27W fast charging support.
The Black Shark 2 comes in two variants in India. It is priced at Rs 39,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant and costs Rs 49,999 for the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage model. The handset will be up for sale via Flipkart from June 12.
Launch offers on the phone includes a 5 percent Instant Discount on EMI with Axis bank credit and debit cards. It will also be available on EMI starting at Rs 1,329/month.
|Release Date:||27 Oct 2019|
|Variant:||128GB , 256GB|