Black Shark 2 gaming phone is now available in the UK

You can now buy the Black Shark 2 gaming phone in the UK, with the high-powered handset priced at £479 for the 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage variant.

If you want a little more punch, and a lot more storage, you can opt for the 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage Black Shark 2, priced at £559.

That makes it cheaper than the OnePlus 6T, and the Black Shark 2 has a strong line-up of specs including a 6.39-inch 1080 x 2340 AMOLED display, new Snapdragon 855 chipset, dual 48MP + 12MP rear cameras, a 20MP selfie snapper and a 4,000mAh battery.

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Gaming ready

It means the Black Shark 2 comes well-equipped to handle pretty much any game you can throw at it, and you also get an illuminated, color-changing logo on the rear, similar to the pricier Razer Phone 2.

The one real downside to the Black Shark 2 is its body. It's big and bulky at 163.6 x 75 x 8.8mm and tips the scales at 205g. In short, you'll notice its presence in your hand and pocket.

There's an in-display fingerprint scanner too, and Black Shark says it has designed the screen to reduce flicker and latency while improving color accuracy. The handset also packs a liquid-cooling system to improve CPU and GPU performance over long gaming sessions.

You'll have to wait for our Black Shark 2 review to find out if the specs translate into great performance. We found its predecessor – the original Black Shark – excelled when it came to gaming, but failed to impress in the more traditional smartphone areas.

The Black Shark 2 gaming phone is available to buy now via the firm's website.

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