A few days ago, Asus and Lenovo unveiled their best gaming smartphone to the market. The phone comes with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865+ chipset. On the other hand, ZTE’s sub-brand also launched a gaming smartphone, which is equipped with older Snapdragon 865 chipset. To answer these two brands, Xiaomi launched the upgraded version of Black Shark 3, which is named as Black Shark 3S.
The Black Shark 3S has a few gradual upgrades with a high refreshing display rate and UFS 3.1 flash storage feature. The upgraded variant is still coming with Snapdragon 865 instead of recently launched Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset.
While the smartphones launched by ASUS and Lenovo are running on Snapdragon 865 Plus processor. Snapdragon 865 Plus is an overclocked processor with a few tweaks to deliver best gaming performance.
Let’s read further and find out what’s new in Black Shark 3S.
Black Shark 3S Specifications
The most significant change in Black Shark 3S is in its display as the upgraded variant has a 6.7 inch full HD 2400 x 1080 pixels resolution AMOLED screen with 120 Hz refresh rate HDR10+ playback.
The display has a typical brightness of 500nits, with support of DCI-P3 colour gamut and MEMC motion compensation technology. That, we have already seen in Oneplus 8 handsets.
The screen of Black Shark 3S has two pressure sensitive zones, which you can assign to perform different actions. THe new upgradations allow users to create game macros, which can be triggered to perform several actions. Several Voice commands are added. To enable you to start the screen recorder without taking your hands off the controls.
The snapdragon 865 processor is coupled with an octa-core CPU, 12 GB RAM and Adreno 650 for best gaming performance. The newly launched smartphone performs all the task on JoyUI 12 that is based on Android 10.
In the camera section, the device has a triple camera setup. That comprises of a primary 64MP camera, a 13MO ultra-wide-angle camera and a 5MP depth sensor. Moreover, through the back camera, you can capture 4k UHD videos at 60 FPS. On the front, you get 20 megapixels, front-facing shooter.
For the security concern, the handset uses an in-display fingerprint reader. The phone posses a massive 4720 mAh battery with support of 65W fast charging out-of-the-box.
As per the official claims, you can charge the handset from 0-100% in 38 minutes. Furthermore, you can also charge the device with a wireless charger.
3S price and Availability
The handset comes in two variants, and both of them will have 12 GB of RAM. The Black Shark 128GB variant is priced at CNY 3,999. At the same time, the 256 GB storage option will cost you CNY 4,299.
If you were eagerly waiting for the Black Shark 3S, then you can make a booking right now because the device is up on sale in China through the official website of Black Shark.