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Black Shark 2 is finally launched in China — comes equipped with vapor chamber cooling and 3D touch display!
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Black Shark 2 is finally launched in China — comes equipped with vapor chamber cooling and 3D touch display!

by Vyncent ChanMarch 19, 2019
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The Black Shark Helo was somewhat of a curious addition to the Black Shark lineup. It didn’t improve much on the Black Shark, unless you count RGBae as an upgrade, of course. If you are looking for a real upgrade from the original Black Shark Helo, then it would be the Black Shark 2, which sports the Snapdragon 855.

While it will definitely draw attention for featuring a Snapdragon 855 at a sub-RM2000 price point, the Black Shark 2 has plenty more under the hood to make it a throughbred gaming phone. For starters, it has a vapor chamber and heatpipe to quickly wick heat away from the chipset. Black Shark claims the cooling system increases the ability of the Black Shark 2 to maintain maximal frame rates by 800%, compared to designs without the overkill cooling system.

If you decide that passively conducting the heat away from the processor into the chassis of the device isn’t good enough for you, there’s also a fan attachment that is sold separately. Black Shark promises that the fan attachment can lower the Black Shark 2’s temperatures by up to 5°C, which can be pretty helpful when you are caught in long and intense gaming sessions.

Aside from improving the performance, Black Shark also upped the ante with stereo front facing speakers flanking the 6.39″ FHD+ display which supports 108.9% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. The display on the Black Shark 2 here also touts the MEMC technology that its predecessor had, as well as Super HDR thanks to an independent image processing chip. Under the display is an optical fingerprint scanner.

The Black Shark 2 also sports some kind of 3D Touch-esque pressure-sensitive display, with a industry-leading response time for more fluid gaming. The pressure sensitivity is supposed to allow you to perform more actions simply by applying pressure onto the display. The following are the specifications of the Black Shark 2:

Black Shark 2

  • Snapdragon 855, octa-core up to 2.84 GHz, 7nm FinFET
  • Up to 12GB LPDDR4x dual channel RAM
  • 256GB UFS 2.1 storage
  • 6.39″ FHD+ AMOLED display, 108.9% DCI-P3, Super HDR, MEMC
  • 48MP f/1.75 + 12MP f/2.2 rear camera
  • 20MP f/2.0 4-in-1 selfie camera
  • 4000 mAh battery (27W Quick Charge 4.0)
  • 6GB + 128GB: RMB 3199 (~RM1944)
    8GB + 128GB: RMB 3499 (~RM2126)
    8GB + 256GB: RMB 3799 (~RM2308)
    12GB + 256GB: RMB 4199 (~RM2551)

The Black Shark 2 is available in three colors, Icy Silver, Shadow Black and Mirage Blue. The Icy Silver variant is only offered for the 8GB + 256GB variant.

Pokdepinion: Hmm, I wonder if a pressure sensitivie display is a good replacement for AirTriggers…

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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