Black Shark 3S unveiled with a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED 120Hz display, 270Hz touch sampling rate, 17ms touch response speed, sandwich liquid cooling system, and it is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 processor with up to 12GB RAM.
For the past couple of few days, we’ve seen an influx of Smart, high-end gaming mobile phones from phone OEMs such as the nubia’s Red Magic 5S, Lenovo’s Legion Phone Duel, and the ASUS’s ROG Phone 3 and ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition.
And now, Xiaomi-backed Black Shark gaming phones maker has announced its own Black Shark 3S in China, available in Black and Crystal Blue color options, and it is now available for order and will go on sale from August 4th in China.
Black Shark is asking for 3999 yuan ($573) for the 12GB RAM with 128GB, 4299 yuan ($616) for the 12GB RAM with 256GB, and 4799 yuan ($688) for the top-end 12GB RAM with 512GB storage version.
Black Shark 3S Specs
*. Display: 6.67-inch 1080 pixels Full HD+ 20:9 120Hz display, HDR 10+, 105% DCI – P3 color gamut, 500 nits brightness, MEMC intelligent motion compensation technology
*. Dimensions: 168.72 × 77.33 x 10.42mm
*. Weight: 222g
*. Back cameras: 64-megapixels rear camera with f/1.8, LED flash, 13-megapixels 120° ultra-wide sensor with f/2.25, and 5-megapixels portrait camera with f/2.2
*. Front camera: 20-megapixels selfie snapper with f/2.2 aperture
*. Fingerprint scanner: YES (in-display)
*. Processor: 2.84GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 865 7nm Mobile Platform
*. GPU: Adreno 650
*. RAM: 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
*. Storage: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB (UFS 3.1) internal storage
*. OS: Android 10 with JoyUI 12
*. SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano)
*. Connectivity: 3.5mm audio jack, 5G SA / NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ax (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C
*. Battery: 4720mAh battery with 65W fast charging
Everything is quite identical to each other, but the Black Shark 3S arrives as the successor and with slight feature improvement over the Black Shark 3 Gaming Smartphone.
The 3S comes with a better 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate for smooth scrolling, 270Hz touch sampling rate, 17ms touch response speed, and MEMC intelligent motion compensation technology.
And most importantly, the Black Shark 3S is powered by Qualcomm’s latest chipset, the Snapdragon 865 7nm Mobile Platform running at a 2.84GHz Octa-Core clock speed with Adreno 650 GPU.
This time around, the company added mid-mounted motherboard design that will not allow the device to get heated when holding the phone horizontally, and there is the sandwich liquid cooling system for better heat dissipation of 5G chip, and charging circuit.
You can find the Black Shark 3S in either 12GB RAM with 128GB, 12GB/256GB, and 12GB/512GB internal storage. It runs on Android 10 with JoyUI 12, supports an in-display fingerprint sensor, a 3.5mm audio jack, and Dual 1217 super linear speakers.
Around the back panel is a triple camera sensor, the main 64-megapixels primary camera, a 13MP wide-angle camera, and a 5MP depth sensor. While the top bezels host a 20-megapixels selfie camera lens.
Thanks to the JoyUI 12, it packs a screen pressure 4.0 for 3D touch controls, for a three-dimensional control and AI recognition technology, voice control 2.0 to help users adjust settings using voice commands while in-game.
It also comes with a Game barrage that allows you to controls notifications while playing games, Game macro to help users set up macro commands in games, Hunting mode to enhance vegetation and ground contrast in games, and Black Shark Moment 3.0 for game recording and editing.
It offers screencasting with a USB 3.0 data cable with a control delay of 40ms when playing games. And there is Somatosensory motion control with built-in 6 kinds of somatosensory actions. The company did not expatiate more on this, but it should be the touch-sensitive shoulder buttons on the device.
Similar to the previous model, the Black Shark 3S also arrived with a 4720mAh battery with support for 65W fast wired charging via USB Type-C, and it is capable of charging the device at 18W with its secondary magnetic charging port.
Alongside the launch, Black Shark also announced other new gaming accessories, NY 238 ($34) Black Shark Gamepad 3, CNY 29 ($4) Black Shark Gaming Finger Gloves, and CNY 79 ($11) attachment that adds physical shoulder keys to the device.