Black Shark 2 PRO – EVERYTHING You Need To Know!

Black Shark just launched the Black Shark 2 PRO gaming smartphone! Here is everything you need to know about the Black Shark 2 PRO!

Black Shark 2 Pro - EVERYTHING You Need To Know!

 

The Black Shark 2 Pro Gaming Smartphone

Black Shark 2 Pro (Price Check) is a mid-cycle update of the Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone that launched back in April.

Like the recently announced ASUS ROG Phone 2, it mainly features an upgrade to the Snapdragon 855 Plus mobile platform.

Flagship Class Performance

The Black Shark 2 Pro (Price Check) runs on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus mobile platform, and comes with either 8 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage, or 12 GB RAM and 256 GB of storage.

Notably, it comes with UFS 3.0 storage, which is about 2X faster than the UFS 2.1 storage in Black Shark 2.

Recommended : The Snapdragon 855 Plus vs Snapdragon 855 Comparison!

Ludicrous Mode

To guarantee maximum gaming performance with no dropped frames, the Ludicrous Mode locks the CPU into its maximum clock speed.

Mille-Feuille Full Area Liquid Cooling System

The Black Shark 2 Pro (Price Check) features a Mille-Feuille full area liquid cooling system that keeps the entire device cool, as opposed to just cooling the CPU and GPU.

Black Shark 2 cooling system

AMOLED Display With DC Dimming

It comes with a large 6.38-inch AMOLED display with DC dimming to reduce strain on the eyes.

It also boasts an integrated DSP with MEMC (Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation) capabilities to eliminate unwanted judder and blur.

Low Latency Touch Screen

It claims to have the “world’s lowest latency touch screen“, with a response time of only 43.5 ms, slightly less than the iPhone XS at 45 ms and the Galaxy S10 at 60 ms.

Black Shark 2 Pro Has 5-Hour Battery Life

Despite its size, it only comes with a 4,000 mAh battery.  However, they assure us that it will let you game for up to 5 hours before it needs a recharge.

X+2 Antenna

To ensure maximum wireless connectivity, it features an enhanced X+2 antenna design.

The two additional side antennas help the X-type smart antenna transfer data wirelessly no matter how you grip the phone.

Black Shark 2 Pro Gaming Audio

Its audio system is designed specifically for gamers, with dual front-facing speakers. They are also 25% larger than speakers of a standard smartphone.

It also comes with three gaming microphones – two of them noise-cancelling microphones in the front to  ensure clear in-game voice chats.

Black Shark 2 audio system

4D Gaming Experience

Unlike regular smartphones, it can recognise different environments, weapons, movements and actions (e.g. hits), and can automatically vibrate itself to create a 4D gaming experience.

Black Shark 2 Pro Host Mode

If you want to play on a larger display, you can connect it to a TV or monitor using a HDMI cable. Play your games like a console with the optional GamePad 3.0 accessory.

Fast Charging While Gaming

It supports 27 watt fast charging, which gives you 30 minutes playing time with a quick 5-minute charge, and one full hour of gaming with just 10 minutes of charging.

You don’t even have to stop playing. Even if, for example, you are playing PUBG, it will recharge to 15% in just 30 minutes.

 

Black Shark 2 Pro Specifications

For your convenience, we compare the specifications of the Black Shark 2 Pro (Price Check) against the Black Shark 2.

Specifications Black Shark 2 Pro Black Shark 2
Display 6.39-inch AMOLED display (1080 x 2340 pixels, 403 ppi)
– 108.9% DCI-P3 colour gamut, 430 nits max brightness
System Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Processor 1 x Kryo 485 Gold core (2.96 GHz)
3 x Kryo 485 Gold cores (2.42 GHz)
4 x Kryo 485 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
1 x Kryo 485 Gold core (2.84 GHz)
3 x Kryo 485 Gold cores (2.42 GHz)
4 x Kryo 485 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 640 (672 MHz) Qualcomm Adreno 640 (585 MHz)
RAM 8 GB / 12 GB LPDDR4X-2133 (Dual Channel)
Storage 128 GB / 256 GB UFS 3.0 128 GB / 256 GB UFS 2.1
Front Camera 20 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
Rear Cameras 48 MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.75 aperture
12 MP telephoto camera with f/2.2 aperture
Connectivity 4G : LTE Cat18 – 211 Mbps UL, 1.2 Gbps DL
WiFi : 802.11ac, 4×4 MIMO
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
Audio Dual, front facing speakers
Vibration Sense Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In-Display Optical Sensor
Other Sensors Gyroscope, geomagnetism, gravity, distance, ambient light and ForceTouch sensors
Battery 4,000 mAh battery
Charger 27 watt, with USB-C cable
Dimensions 75.01 mm wide x 163.61 mm tall x 8.77 mm thick
Weight 205 g

 

Black Shark 2 Pro Colour Price + Availability

The Black Shark 2 Pro (Price Check) will come in two variants, with these recommended retail prices :

  • 8 GB + 128 GB : RM 2,499 / ~US$599 / ~£499 / ~A$879
  • 12 GB + 256 GB : RM 2,999 / ~US$709 / ~£589 / ~A$1,059

The Black Shark will offer them in these five colour options globally :

  • Myth Ray
  • Racing
  • Gulf Blue (aka Racing)
  • Iceberg Grey (aka Freezing Blade)
  • Shadow Black (aka Black Bolt)

They will be available for pre-order immediately after the launch, with availability starting 10 September 2019.

Black Shark 2 Pro colours

However, here in Malaysia, only these three colours will be available :

  • Shadow Black (10 September 2019 onwards)
  • Iceberg Grey (10 September 2019 onwards)
  • Gulf Blue (ETA : End of September 2019)
  • Black Shark 2 PRO Shadow Black
  • Black Shark 2 PRO Iceberg Grey
  • Black Shark 2 PRO Gulf Blue

For a limited time, every purchase of a Black Shark 2 Pro (Price Check) will come with a FREE limited-edition Black Shark power bank!

 

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