Xiaomi revealed a new iteration to its Black Shark 3, the Black Shark 3S with a huge 6.67-inch 120Hz AMOLED panel subjected to a 270Hz touch sampling rate. It also incorporates two pressure-sensitive zones in the display, while including the gyro for flicker detection.
The Black Shark 3S is using a 1080p+ AMOLED panel with an aspect ratio, brightness, and DCI-P3 coverage translating to 20:9, 500 nits, and 105% respectively, while leveraging the 3rd generation MEMC.
The device powers on a Snapdragon 865 chipset, also seen on the Black Shark 3, paired with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, whereas it boots on Android 10 OS. It’s using the latest JOYUI12 software that makes use of screen mirroring thereby allowing users to mirror their gaming screen to a computer via USB-C at 60 fps and 40 ms latency. The phone even offers game macros and voice commands. Users can use “game macros” mode to create sequential action triggers and “voice commands” to record screens while taking hold of the controls.
Moving on to the battery, the phone houses a 4,729mAh cell with 65W fast charging via USB-C, which is said to charge up to 50% in 12 minutes and up to 100% in 38 minutes. Also, Xiaomi embeds a magnetic adapter at the back, allowing users to charge at 18W power while enjoying their games.
The Black Shark 3S flaunts the same old camera modules — an f/1.8 64MP primary sensor, an f/2.25 120-degree 13MP ultrawide sensor, and a 5MP depth sensor at the back and a 20MP selfie shooter at the front housed in the topmost bezel.
Xiaomi has gone for a fan providing external cooling to the device but the fan, by no means, is said to provide cooling to the processor. Instead, the processor releases heat using the heat pipe which then is carried out by the external fan.
The Black Shark 3S price starts at CNY 4,000 ($575/€485) for the 12GB/128GB base variant and CNY 4,300 for the 12GB/256GB variant. Similarly, the 512GB variant is priced at CNY 4,800. Pre-orders are open for the earlier two, hence ready to be shipped starting 4 August 2020. However, users will have to wait for the 512GB model.
|Model/Variant||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Black Shark 3S (12GB/128GB)||NPR 70,000|
|Black Shark 3S (12GB/256GB)||NPR 75,000|
|Black Shark 3S (12GB/512GB)||NPR 85,000|