The Black Shark 2, which officially debuted in China earlier this year, is set for launch in India on May 27. The gaming smartphone is also expected to ship with additional accessories including the Gamepad 2.0 controller.
The device naturally packs an upgraded set of specs compared to its predecessor including the Snapdragon 855 SoC, more RAM, and storage capacities, and a pressure-sensitive system that's been added to its screen. The Black Shark 2 sports a 6.39-inch OLED display with reduced touch latency, lower screen flicker, and enhanced color accuracy. It supports an in-display fingerprint sensor and includes a vapor chamber cooling system to keep its temperature low.
The gaming device also has a 4,000mAh battery with support for 27W fast charging. For the 6GB/128GB variant, the phone could cost around ₹33,000 (~$470) in India while the 12GB/256GB variant may set consumers back somewhere in the vicinity of ₹43,000 (~$610) based off the Chinese pricing.
The phone's upcoming Indian launch comes more than a month after its European release. It also makes sense for the Black Shark 2 to arrive in a huge smartphone market such as India given that Xiaomi, which once backed the Black Shark brand, has a vast presence in the country. Of course, it remains to be seen how Black Shark will fare against the competition now that it has drifted away from the Chinese phone maker's fold.
Source: BGR India