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Update | The Black Shark 2 Pro launches in Europe on October 9, 2019

The Black Shark 2 Pro. (Source: XDA)
The Black Shark 2 Pro. (Source: XDA)
Xiaomi's latest gaming phone, the Black Shark 2 Pro, will be released for sale in Europe on October 9, 2019. It will be sold through the brand's regional website for an as-yet undisclosed price. The 2 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC and up to 12GB of RAM.

Update: The Black Shark 2 Pro's European sales pages are now live. This Snapdragon 855 Plus gaming phone starts at €599 (~US$678) for an 8GB/128GB unit; alternatively, another €100 (~$100) gets you a maxed-out 12GB/256GB device.

These prices apply regardless of colorway chosen: the buyer can choose between the phone's original Shadow Black and Iceberg Grey options, or go for the more recently-released Gulf Blue. Black Shark also has a range of compatible accessories such as gamepads to offer the EU customer, which start at €19.90.

Xiaomi has announced that it will start selling the Black Shark 2 Pro through its own official channels in Europe on October 9, 2019. This date will see a "special Open Sale Launch Event", during which pricing for this region will presumably be revealed. This device started at the equivalent of US$435 on its initial Chinese release, although this may not translate to its new market.

The Black Shark 2 Pro will become available in its Shadow Black, Iceberg Grey and Gulf Blue colorways in Europe on this date. It will ship with 8 to 12GB in RAM and 128 or 256GB of internal storage respectively. To briefly recap, this device is a Pro variant of the original Black Shark 2, the only major upgrade in which is the  Snapdragon 855 Plus processor.

The 2 Pro's screen has a 60 hertz (Hz) refresh rate, as opposed to the 90Hz option seen in slightly newer 855 Plus phones. Then again, it also has a touch response of up to 240Hz and DC-dimming. The 2 Pro also has up-to-date UFS 3.0 memory. It will be sold in Europe through the website eu.blackshark.com. Interested consumers are advised to keep an eye on it and on the brand's Facebook page for the prospect of special offers connected to its new launch. (buy Black Shark 2018 now at Amazon)

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Black Shark Press Release

Gaming Phone Legend: Black Shark 2 Pro Launches in Europe on October 9th

Shenzhen – September 30th, 2019 – Boasting upgraded specs and features, the Black Shark 2 Pro pushes the limits of mobile gaming with a series of exclusive technologies. The Black Shark 2 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Plus for top-tier mobile performance, while UFS 3.0 storage decreases loading times and provides silky-smooth gaming.

Dubbed Liquid Cooling 3.0+, the Black Shark 2 Pro’s world-class cooling system now utilizes a unique micro-welding process, dramatically decreasing temperatures while gaming. Other legendary Black Shark gaming features, like Master Touch and Ludicrous Mode, have been enhanced for the Black Shark 2 Pro.
In addition to Shadow Black and Iceberg Grey, the Black Shark 2 Pro will be available in an all-new Gulf Blue variant, featuring a bold orange and blue design—in both 8GB+128GB and 12GB+256GB configurations.

Buyers are encouraged to subscribe to Black Shark and follow Black Shark’s Facebook Page to receive launch news and announcements, as early buyers will have access to exclusive promotions. Additionally, all subscribers will receive 50% off coupons for Black Shark Gaming Earphones between September 30th and October 9th.

The Black Shark 2 Pro will officially launch in Europe on October 9th, beginning with a special Open Sale
Launch Event at eu.blackshark.com.

Black Shark 2 Pro: Gaming Phone Legend

Crafted from frosted metal and glass, the Black Shark 2 Pro packs no-compromise hardware to deliver unmatched gaming power. The top-tier Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855+ delivers 15% faster graphics rendering and improved CPU speeds, making it the ultimate mobile platform for extreme gaming. Load apps and games faster than ever before with up to 12GB of RAM and the latest UFS 3.0 high-speed storage technology, boasting an 82% increase in file transfer rates for smooth gaming.
With Direct Touch Liquid Cooling 3.0+, the best liquid cooling just got even better. Using an exclusive micro-welding process, the liquid-cooled heat plate and liquid-cooled heat pipe achieve direct-touch heat dissipation with the CPU and GPU. This full-coverage system reduces internal temperatures by 14°C for more comfortable gaming and remarkably consistent performance.

Black Shark 2 Pro stands apart from other gaming phones with industry-leading touch technologies. Master Touch allows users to customize touch zones and trigger multiple on-screen actions with just two thumbs, while a 240Hz touch report rate lowers response time to just 34.7ms for the world’s lowest latency touch. But it isn’t just fast—it’s also incredibly accurate. Recognizing micro movements as small as 0.3mm, every single touch registers with enhanced precision, making it the best touchscreen for competitive gaming.
In terms of gaming-centric features, Black Shark’s powerful gaming dashboard has been upgraded and improved for the Black Shark 2 Pro. With Game Dock 4.0, players can silence notifications, monitor performance stats, and more—without ever leaving the game. Equipped with powerful AI acceleration, games are automatically optimized for max performance, while built-in Ludicrous Mode allows gamers to fine-tune performance settings.

Powered by the Pixelworks™ independent image chipset, the Black Shark 2 Pro’s ultra-wide 6.39” AMOLED display comes to life like never before. Using the independent DSP’s image processing power, the Black Shark 2 Pro achieves superior DC dimming for consistent display brightness from as low as 2 nits. It’s more comfortable for your eyes and prevents eye-strain, even during marathon gaming sessions.
In addition to delivering superior gaming, the Black Shark 2 is a powerful daily driver. Featuring the elite Sony IMX586 (48MP) sensor, Black Shark 2 Pro’s camera now includes Super Night Mode 3.0 With an exclusive RAW multi-frame noise reduction algorithm, users can take amazing nighttime photos and crystal clear videos in 1920fps super slow motion.

Pricing and Availability

Countries:
● France, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom
Pricing: TBA
Sales Begin
October 9th
Where to Buy
Black Shark Official Website
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-10- 9 (Update: 2019-10- 9)