Black Shark Sets Up Operations in India, Gaming Smartphones Coming Soon

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Black Shark Sets Up Operations in India, Gaming Smartphones Coming Soon

Xiaomi Black Shark sets up operations in India. Will be launching soon

Highlights
  • Black Shark finally makes its India debut
  • The company makes gaming phones and accessories
  • The company was founded in 2017

Shenzhen-based gaming smartphone manufacturer, Black Shark, is finally setting up operations in India. The company will be headquartered in Bengaluru and will be headed by David Li, VP of Black Shark Global, who will also manage the overall operations in India. Ex-OnePlus communications head, Chirag Nagendra will also be part of the team and will be responsible for brand building and communications strategy as Black Shark India's Marketing Head.

Xiaomi-backed Black Shark sent out a press release announcing its arrival in India. The company appears to be in the process of setting up its India operations and said that it will announce an “official” launch date later. Other than smartphones, we can also expect the company to bring its peripherals such as the Gamepad 2.0 controller, along with its gaming smartphones.

The original Black Shark was launched exclusively in China in April 2018 and went on sale to buyers in the UK and Europe in November. The device is based on the Snapdragon 845 SoC and also has up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, a 5.99-inch screen, a liquid cooling system, and a 4000mAh battery.

A refresh called the Black Shark Helo was launched in October, with a slightly larger 6.01-inch display and up to 10GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

Recently, Xiaomi Product Director Wang Teng Thomas confirmed on Weibo about the existence of a Black Shark 2 smartphone, which is reportedly going to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC and 8GB of RAM.

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Roydon Cerejo Roydon Cerejo writes about smartphones and laptops for Gadgets 360, out of Mumbai. He is the Deputy Editor (Reviews) at Gadgets 360. He has frequently written about the smartphone and PC industry and also has an interest in photography. With over a decade of experience covering the consumer technology space, he is also an avid sci-fi movie and TV show geek and is always up for good horror flick. Roydon is available at roydon@gadgets360.com, so please send in your leads and tips. More
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