The Black Shark 2 Pro Is Heading To The Philippines

Another gaming phone is hitting our shores

If you’re looking for a dedicated gaming phone but can’t afford flagship prices, you’re in luck – gaming brand Black Shark is officially arriving in the Philippines, and is bringing their Black Shark 2 Pro along for the ride.

This was confirmed during the phone’s official launch in Malaysia, which kicks off the phone’s arrival in the Southeast Asian Market.

The Black Shark 2 Pro is a refinement of the company’s earlier flagship device, sporting Qualcomm’s updated Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset that was first used on ASUS’ ROG Phone II.

The phone offers 8GB/12GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of storage, along with a liquid cooling system to keep its innards cool, an under-display fingerprint scanner as well as a large, notch-less 6.39-inch full HD+ display. Unfortunately, the screen is a regular 60Hz panel compared to the higher refresh rate displays we’ve seen on other phones like the ROG Phone II.

As far as pricing goes, the Black Shark 2 goes for RM 2499 (~Php 31k) for the 8GB/128GB variant and RM 2999 (~Php 37.2k) for the 12GB/256GB variant. We’re still trying to get official local pricing for the phone in the Philippines – we’ll update this story when we hear back.

Black Shark 2 Pro specs

  • AI-Powered Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ octa-core processor
  • Qualcomm Adreno 640 graphics unit
  • 12GB RAM
  • 6.39-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, 34.7ms input latency, motion interpolation, Magic Press, with support for HDR and DCI-P3
  • 128GB/256GB of expandable UFS 3.0 storage
  • 48-megapixel f/1.75 primary rear camera and 12-megapixel f/2.2 telephoto rear camera with dual LED flash, PDAF, Dark Light enhancement, Portrait mode
  • 20-megapixel f/2.0 front camera with beauty mode, 4K recording
  • Dual SIM
  • 4G LTE, LTE-A
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC
  • In-display Fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, Liquid Cool 3.0, front-facing stereo speakers
  • 4000mAh battery with 27W fast charging
  • Android 9.0 Pie

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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