Last week, it was officially confirmed that the Black Shark 2 Pro gaming smartphone would be launched on July 30th. After the ASUS ROG Phone 2, the Black Shark 2 Pro could be released as the second smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 855+ chipset. A new Black Shark smartphone labelled as “black shark DLT-A0” has now appeared on the Geekbench benchmarking platform through which its key specs have been revealed. It is expected to be the upcoming Black Shark 2 Pro.
The new Black Shark phone is fueled by an octa-core processor that is mentioned as ‘msmnile’ which is a codename for the Snapdragon 855 and Snapdragon 855+ chipsets. The SoC is supported by 12GB of RAM and the handset runs Android 9 Pie. In the single-core test of Geekbench, it has scored 3,682 points and it has recorded 11,304 points in the multi-core test.
The Black Shark 2 Pro moniker suggests that it could be arriving as an enhanced version of the Black Shark 2 smartphone that was unveiled earlier this year. The Snapdragon 855+ processor that powers the Black Shark 2 Pro is clocked at 2.96GHz and promises improved CPU and GPU performance compared to the original SD855 chipset. No other details on the specs of the upcoming Black Shark phone are known yet.
Black Shark 2 Specifications and Price
The Black Shark 2 was announced first in March in China and it was later unveiled in May in India. The 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant of the smartphone are priced at Rs 39,999 and Rs 49,999 respectively in India. It can be availed in Frozen Silver and Shadow Black colour variants.
The Black Shark 2 is fitted with a 6.39-inch full HD+ display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display is equipped with an in-screen fingerprint reader. The rear side of the smartphone is fitted with a Sony IMX586 48-megapixel + 12-megapixel dual camera setup. On its front is a selfie shooter of 20-megapixels. The 4,000mAh battery of the smartphone carries support for 27W fast charging. The smartphone lacks support for expandable storage and a 3.5mm audio jack. Black Shark OS based on Android 9 Pie OS runs on the device.