The Black Shark 2 has arrived with notable improvements to its screen and performance!

The new screen is a Samsung 6.39-inch AMOLED screen. The input latency has been reduced to 43.5ms because of optimizations. The screen is also pressure sensitive. Magic Press allows users to map buttons to the left and right side of the screen that can be triggered by pressing harder on the screen. The force required can also be tuned.

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The 1080p+ screen is HDR-enabled and covers the DCI-P3 color space with ΔE < 1. There are four ambient light color sensors that assist a dedicated image processor that monitors your environment and adjusts the screen accordingly.


The screen’s typical brightness is 430 nits. Full DC dimming avoids the flicker issue at low brightness levels. There’s also motion interpolation similar to high frame rate mode on TVs.

The phone features two front-facing stereo speakers that allow for easy use horizontally without blocking the speakers. This is carried over to the X-shaped antenna setup that ensures strong reception regardless of how users hold the phone. It has an in-display fingerprint reader as well.

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The Black Shark 2 is powered by the latest Snapdragon 855 and features a Liquid Cool 3.0 vapor chamber cooling system. The cooling system promises 14°C lower chipset temperature. It also has a Cooling Case add-on with a fan that helps dissipate even more heat. It’s powered by a 4000mAh battery that supports 27W fast charging.

Ludicrous Mode eases off the temperature throttling and AI makes sure everything is running optimally. This includes the CPU, the GPU, the network, and even charging speed.

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At the rear is a dual camera setup with a main 48MP Quad Bayer sensor with 0.8µm pixels and an f/1.75 aperture. While it’s secondary shooter has a 2x telephoto 12 MP sensor. At the front is a 20MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture.

They also unveiled the GamePad 3.0 which turns the phone into a console similar to the Nintendo Switch. It features an HDMI output and hardware controls on either side of the phone.

The Black Shark 2 comes in four storage options: 6GB RAM/128GB internal storage at CNY 3,200 (around PHP 25,203.94), 8GB RAM/128GB internal storage at CNY 3,500 (around PHP 27,566.81), 8GB RAM/256GB internal storage at CNY 3,800 (around 29,929.68), and 12GB RAM/256GB internal storage at CNT 4,200 (around PHP 33,080.18).