The new Black Shark 2 takes up what has been done with the two previous models but evolves the hardware platform integrating Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 in addition to a minimum of 6 GB of RAM up to 12 GB in the extreme version.
Black Shark 2 is the new Android smartphone announced by the Chinese manufacturer at this time. This is a solution designed for gaming mobile and that focuses on technical specifications. Evolution of Black Shark and Black Shark Helo aims to enthrall fans of the genre.
The new Black Shark 2 has a 6.39 ” screen with FHD + resolution using an AMOLED panel made by Samsung (and also supports HDR). To give something different to users, the response time to touch is 43, 5 ms thus improving reactivity during the game. It is also possible to make sure that the lateral areas of the screen are sensitive to pressure differences, usable during the games.
Inside Black Shark 2 we find a Qualcomm SoC Snapdragon 855 coupled to 6 GB, 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM based on the versions. The storage space instead has a minimum capacity of 128 GB and can reach up to 256 GB of storage (based on UFS 2.1).
The system also includes an advanced steam chamber cooling system that promises to reduce the temperature by 14 ° C compared to conventional cooling.
The cameras could not be missing. Compared to other solutions on the market, in this case, we find “only” a double camera in the rear area. Black Shark 2 has a sensor from Bayer 48 MPixel Quad with 0.8 um pixels and an aperture of f / 1.75 while the other camera is 12 MPixel (1.0 µm pixel) and has a 2x optical zoom. Finally, the front camera is 20 MPixel with f / 2.0 aperture and 0.9µm pixels.
Black Shark 2 has a 4000 mAh battery capacity battery with 27 W rapid recharge. The finger scanner is integrated inside the screen (and is of an optical type, cheaper than the ultrasonic one of Galaxy S10). The operating system is Android 9 Pie customized in part by the manufacturer and also includes optimizations that exploit Artificial Intelligence.
For prices and availability, Black Shark 2 in the basic version costs around 460 euros (6/128), going up to around 515 euros (8/128), 560 euros (8/256) and finally, the top of the range cost 620 euros (12/256). The intention to launch the smartphone globally is not yet known, while in China it has been available for only a few hours.