Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone gets BIS certified as the India launch nears

Xiaomi’s gaming smartphone sub-brand Black Shark recently launched its third gaming smartphone — Black Shark 2. The phone follows the launch of Black Shark and Black Shark Halo. Now, the Black Shark 2 is all set to launch in India.

Earlier this year, we reported that Black Shark has started operations in India but the company has not yet launched any smartphone in the Indian market. But that’s about to change given that the Black Shark 2 has bagged BIS certifications, indicating its imminent launch in India.


The smartphone features a 6.39-inch AMOLED pressure sensitivity display with 2340 x 1080 pixels screen resolution, 43.5ms input latency. The display is HDR-enabled and covers the DCI-P3 color space. Further, to ensure the colors stay accurate, there are four ambient light color sensors that help a dedicated image processor monitor environment and adjust the screen accordingly.

Under the hood, the device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core chipset. It features a big Liquid Cool 3.0 vapor chamber cooling system that promises 14°C lower chipset temperature. It also comes with a Cooling Case add-on with a fan that helps dissipate even more heat.

The device comes in three variants — 6 GB, 8 GB, and 12 GB of RAM and two options in terms of internal storage — 128 GB and 256 GB. It’s not yet known which variants will be launched in India. It also features the trendy in-display fingerprint sensor. Under its hood is a 4000 mAh battery with support for 27W fast charging.

Coming to the camera department, the device features a 48 MP f/1.75 0.8μm primary camera paired with a 12 MP f/2.2 telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. On the front side, the smartphone comes equipped with a 20 MP shooter with f/2.0.

Black Shark 2 Specifications

  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor
  • GPU: Adreno 640 GPU
  • RAM: 6/8/12 GB
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Display: 6.39-inch AMOLED with 1080 x 2340 pixels screen resolution, input latency of 43.5ms, pressure sensitive
  • Rear Camera: 48 MP primary sensor with f/1.75 aperture + 12 MP telephoto secondary sensor with 2x optical zoom
  • Front Camera: 20 MP with f/2.0
  • Internal Storage: 128/256 GB
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, GPS + GLONASS, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C port
  • Other: In-display, Fingerprint Scanner, Magic Press, Liquid Cooling 3.0
  • Colors: Shadow Black, Frozen Silver, and Mirage Blue
  • Battery: 4000 mAh with 27W fast charging