Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone with Snapdragon 855 SoC launched in India, prices start at Rs 39,999

“The Black Shark 2 flaunts Liquid Cool 3.0, 60Hz refresh rate, and an in-display fingerprint sensor”

Earlier this year, Xiaomi-backed Black Shark launched its latest gaming smartphone called the Black Shark 2 in its home market of China. Today, at an event in New Delhi, the company has finally launched the Black Shark 2 handset in the Indian market. Follow up to the Black Shark Helo, the Black Shark 2 flaunts a nearly bezel-free display with a screen refresh rate of 60Hz. The smartphone comes with a host of new technologies like the Liquid Cool 3.0, TrueView Display, Snapdragon Elite Gaming, Magic Press, and more.

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Black Shark 2 price in India

The Black Shark 2 price in India for the 6GB + 128GB variant is Rs 39,999, while its 12GB + 256GB option costs Rs 49,999. It will be exclusively available via Flipkart in India, with sales starting from 12pm on June 4th.

Black Shark 2 specifications

The Black Shark 2’s Liquid Cool 3.0 multilayer cooling system is capable of reducing core temperature by up to 14-degree centigrade. The phone features a new touch algorithm offers a reduced touch response time of as low as 43.5 milliseconds. The handset gets a Magic Press pressure-sensitive tech, which enables customisation of pressure sensitivity on the screen to offer enhanced control while gaming. The smartphone gets an X-Shaped antenna design, dual-frequency GPS, and stereo sound with AI-based noise reduction and anti-howling sound experience. The handset is equipped with an in-display fingerprint sensor and dual RGB strips that produce over 16.8 million colours and can intelligently sync with in-game effects and more.

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Talking about the other features, the Black Shark 2 features a 6.39-inch AMOLED TrueView display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, 430nit brightness, 108.9 percent DCI P3 colour gamut, and a contrast ratio of 60,000:1. While the display has 60Hz refresh rate, it supports display touch sampling rate of 240Hz for a smoother gaming experience. Powering the flagship is Qualcomm’s top-notch Snapdragon 855 processor, aided by an Adreno 640 GPU and up to 12GB of RAM. The Snapdragon Elite Gaming tech will act as an anti-cheating measure on the Black Shark 2. The smartphone comes in two UFS 2.1 storage variants – 128GB and 256GB. 

In the camera department, the Black Shark 2 gets 48MP primary snapper with an aperture of f/1.7, a six-element lens, an  LED flash, and autofocus. There’s a secondary 12MP shooter on the back as well with an aperture of f/2.2. For selfies, there’s a 20MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and five-element lens. In terms of connectivity, the handset gets 4G LTE, dual-SIM slots, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and A-GPS with GLONASS. A 4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging support completes the list of the specifications.

The company also announced the GamePad 2.0 controllers in India that allows users to play games using hardware buttons and joystick. Gamers can enjoy the live stream from other gamers using the Live Stream Mode, or host the same using Host Mode.

Key Specs

Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | 6 GBProcessor
6.39 inches Display
48 MP + 12 MPRear camera
20 MPSelfie camera
4000 mAh Battery
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5



  • Great design
  • Gorgeous display
  • Powerful cameras
  • A good battery with fast-charging abilities


  • No headphone socket
  • Heats up
  • Priced higher than its peers
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