Just over a year after reaching the market, Black Shark, a brand owned by Xiaomi focuses on the gaming sector, has just introduced a new mobile, the Black Shark 2 PRO. That is after models such as Black Shark, Helo or Black Shark 2, which we saw a few months ago.

As it had leaked, the Black Shark 2 Pro reaches the market with the Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, and also with a liquid cooling system that helps to maintain the temperature of the smartphone despite intensive use. Before we continue, let’s review its specifications in the data sheet.

Black Shark 2 Pro Specifications

Dimensions and Weights163.61 x 75.01 x 8.77 mm
205 grams
Screen6.39-inch AMOLED
Resolution FullHD+(2,340 x
1,080 pixels) 
240 Hz
SnapdragonSnapdragon 855 Plus
RAM12 GB
Internal Storage128 GB / 256 GB UFS3.0
Rear Camera48 MP + 13MP
Front Camera20 MP
Battery4,000 mAh
27W fast charge
OSAndroid 9 Pie
OthersLiquid cooling 3.0
DC Dimming 3.0

Continuous design in more colors

The Black Shark 2 Pro lands with a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen with FullHD + resolution (2,340 x 1,080 pixels). With a refresh rate of 240 Hz, it becomes one of the highest in the market, in addition to offering the lowest latency touch screen in the world, with a touch response of 34.7 milliseconds and an accuracy of 0.3 millimeters, according to company data.

Also, the screen has a Pixelwork’s Iris visual processor to offer a visualization with a high degree of realism.

As for the design, it maintains a continuous line for its predecessor, the Black Shark 2, with very sharp curves for a better grip and comfort when holding the device during long hours of play. In four colors, Bolt (black-green), Freezing Blade (gray-blue), Racing (blue-red), Flamingo (red-black) and Myth Ray (purple-blue), at the back there is a small bump for improving the grip and the two lenses of the rear camera.

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Snapdragon 855 Plus and liquid cooling

The feature responsible for the outstanding performance of the Black Shark 2 Pro is none other than the Snapdragon 855 Plus eight-core processor with a maximum speed of 2.96 GHz and Adreno 640 GPU. It is accompanied by 12 GB of RAM and two internal storage options, with 128 or 256 GB UFS 3.0, capable of reaching 2.4 Gbps read speed.

Focused on the gaming world, the Black Shark 2 Pro has Liquid Cooling 3.0, a technology developed by the company itself capable of reducing the central CPU temperature by 14 degrees, thus establishing a solid foundation for the performance of the Snapdragon 855 Plus. The mobile has a creative mapping solution when you turn on the acceleration key of the direction compass, the distance of the finger movement can be modulated, thus obtaining the same action as the character in the game.

Thanks to Master Touch 2.0, players can press firmly on custom touch zones to activate different actions on the screen with just two thumbs. Also, the speaker power reaches 1W, with a lower speaker hidden inside the phone, which causes the stereo effect to be coupled to the upper speaker.

The battery is 4,000 mAh with fast charging of 27W and has Android 9 Pie as an operating system with Dock 4.0, a suite of tools to help control the phone while we are playing games.

As for the camera section, the phone arrives with a dual rear camera with a Sony IMX586 sensor of 48 MP and a secondary camera of 13 MP, with an improved night mode, thanks to the update of the algorithm that allows capturing more details with little light.

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Versions and Prices of Black Shark 2 Pro

The Black Shark 2 Pro arrives in the colors – Bolt (black-green), Freezing Blade (gray-blue), Racing (blue-red), Flamingo (red-black) and Myth Ray (purple-blue) with 12 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of internal storage. Depending on the configuration chosen, the prices are as follows:

  • Black Shark 2 Pro 12 GB + 128 GB: 2999 yuan, about 390 euros to change.
  • Black Shark 2 Pro 12 GB + 256 GB: 3,499 yuan, about 456 euros to change.

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