Black Shark 2 Gaming Smartphone to Launch in India Soon As BIS Certification Gets Cleared


In March this year, Xiaomi’s gaming brand Black Shark introduced its very first gaming smartphone featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core chipset, dubbed Black Shark 2. At the time of its launch, Xiaomi confirmed that the gaming smartphone will be launched internationally after its debut in China. The Black Shark 2 has now been certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards, suggesting the flagship gaming smartphone will be arriving in the country very soon.

Black Shark 2 India Launch Looks Imminent

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification for the Black Shark 2 only includes the SKW-HO model number. Since no other details have been listed, it remains to be seen if Xiaomi will be selling the top-end variant of the Black Shark 2 with 12GB RAM in the Indian market. Thanks to class-leading hardware and several gaming-specific features, the Black Shark 2 is undoubtedly among the most impressive gaming smartphones announced so far. While Xiaomi is yet to reveal any specific details regarding the launch of the Black Shark 2 in India, we can expect the formal launch to take place sometime before the end of the second quarter.

Black Shark 2 BIS

Black Shark 2 is equipped with a 6.39-inch AMOLED display panel featuring 1080 x 2340 pixels Full HD+ resolution and Full DC dimming. It also offers Super HDR and an eye protection mode. As mentioned earlier, the Black Shark 2 runs on a 7nm Snapdragon 855 chipset with Liquid Cooling 3.0 technology, coupled with up to 12GB RAM. In terms of storage, the gaming smartphone packs up to 256GB of built-in storage.

When it comes to optics, Black Shark 2 has a 48MP + 12MP dual-camera setup on the back with 2x optical zoom and 4K video recording. For selfies, the smartphone features a 20MP sensor on the front with an f/2.0 aperture. Some of the other major highlights include a 4000mAh battery with 27W fast charging, stereo speakers, triple microphones, and an In-display fingerprint sensor.