Xiaomi Black Shark 3S was released on Friday by Black Shark gaming smartphone maker. This is the company’s latest gaming smartphone, after the launch of Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro in early March this year. The new Black Shark 3 smartphone is similar in many ways but does it better thanks to its 120 Hz high refresh rate display and UFS 3.1 flash storage. Black Shark 3S will be available in China in two colors: Sky Cloud Black and Crystal Blue.
Black Shark 3S price and variants
Black Shark 3S will be sold in two variants, both of which will have 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The 128GB storage variant is priced at 3999 yuan (approximately 42,620 rupees), while the 256GB variant is priced at 4299 yuan (about 45,800 rupees). Black Shark 3S uses the latest UFS 3.1 flash storage standard, compared to UFS 3.0 storage in Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro. The phone appears to be in open sale now in China, via the Black Shark website.
Black Shark 3S Specifications
Black Shark 3S will continue to use Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC and not Snapdragon 865+ SoC, as previously rumored. The phone has the following dimensions: 168.72 mm x 77.33 mm x 10.42 mm, and weighs approximately 222 grams.
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It has a 6.67-inch and 120Hz AMOLED display, with a 20: 9 aspect ratio and Full HD + resolution (1080×2,400 pixels). The Black Shark 3S screen has a typical brightness of 500nits, with support for the DCI-P3 color gamut and MEMC motion compensation technology, which we also saw in the OnePlus 8 Pro (revised).
It is a dual-SIM phone that supports 5G and other wireless connectivity such as Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, and support for multiple navigation satellites. It also has a fingerprint sensor on the screen. Black Shark 3S comes with a 4,729 mAh battery, with support for 65W fast charging.
In terms of cameras, Black Shark 3S has a 20-megapixel selfie camera with f / 2.0 aperture. Back cameras include a 64-megapixel main sensor with f / 1.8 aperture and phase detection autofocus (PDAF). You can also get a 13MP wide-angle camera with a 120-degree field of view and a 5MP depth camera. Black Shark can record videos up to 4K 60fps.
There appears to be a sudden rush of smartphone gaming versions. In addition to Black Shark, Nubia recently released Red Magic 5S with a 144Hz screen. Lenovo also launched its impressive Legion Phone Duel, with a unique pop-up selfie camera mounted to the side. Finally, Asus launched ROG Phone 3 in India, starting with Rs. 49999. You can read our first impressions here.