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(Pocket-lint) - Black Shark has released a new gaming phone in the form of the Black Shark 2 Pro, a device packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, 12GB of RAM and more. 

The new Black Shark 2 Pro is an improved version of Black Shark 2 - the fantastic gaming flagship that we saw earlier this year. The enhancements include improvements to the touchscreen's responsiveness which make it quicker than the Asus ROG Phone 2 and other phones currently on the market. 

It's also claimed to be the world's first phone to implement the 240Hz touch report rate for the synchronised action of ten fingers. All this means that it's more accurate and responsive during gaming sessions, giving you the edge over the competition in a good game of PUBG or Fortnite.

Black Shark 2 Pro, alongside the second-gen ROG phone, is also one of the first gaming phones to sport the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor. This means a 15 per cent boost in graphical performance versus the standard 855

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Other enhancements include improved modems for a more stable network connection (less lag during gaming) and an impressive 12GB of RAM. Of course, all this extra power needs better cooling too. Which is why the Black Shark 2 Pro has been built with a "multilayer liquid cooling system" to keep it running cooler and more efficiently too.

Being a gaming-focussed phone means it's also designed with ergonomics in mind with a curved body making it more comfortable to hold horizontally, even during long gaming sessions. Powerful speakers apparently round off a superb gaming package, alongside even more RGB because that's what gamers love most. 

The Black Shark 2 Pro goes on sale in China first, with the promise of other regions in future. It's selling for RMB2,999 (around $435) for the standard version and RMB3499 (just over $500) for the 256GB version. 

Writing by Adrian Willings.