The Black Shark 2 is available to purchase in Europe, straight from the official Black Shark website. You’ll have to pay €549 or £479 if you want the version with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, or if you need 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage then prepare €649 or £559.
The company choose to establish a presence in Europe because mobile gaming is apparently now generating more consumer spend than consoles and PC gaming.
The Black Shark 2 has a 6.39″ 1080×2340 HDR AMOLED pressure sensitive touchscreen with low latency and a typical brightness of 430 nits. The device also has two front-facing speakers, an X-shaped antenna setup to ensure you don’t lose signal, an in-display fingerprint reader, and a 4,000 mAh battery with 27W fast charging.
The Snapdragon 855 chipset unsurprisingly sits at the helm, aided by a vapor chamber cooling system which promises to reduce SoC temperature by up to 14 degrees Celsius. The dual rear camera system has a 48 MP main sensor with pixel binning, and a 12 MP 2x telephoto zoom lens, while for selfies you get a 20 MP unit.