Black Shark’s latest smartphones for gamers are the first to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and Snapdragon X55 5G modem. But there are a lot of phones with those specs. What truly make the new Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro phones stand out are their other features aimed at delivering a high-performance mobile gaming experience.
Here are just a few of those features:
- Display: The Black Shark 3 Pro has a 7.1 inch, 3120 x 1440 pixel AMOLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate, while the Black Shark 3 has a 6.7 inch FHD+ 90 Hz AMOLED screen.
- Touch response: The phones have a 270 Hz touch response rate for screen touch latency of 24ms.
- Dual Battery with 65W fast charging: Each phone has two batteries for faster charging. Black Shark says it takes 12 minutes to get a 50-percent charge for the Black Shark 3 Pro or 38 minutes for a full charge. The Black Shark 3 Pro has a total battery capacity of 5,000 mAh, while the Black Shark 3 has a 4,720 mAh capacity.
- Memory and Storage: Both phones use UFS 3.0 storage and LPDDR5 memory.
- Liquid Cooling: The company says its 4th-gen liquid cooling system has a “sandwich” structure with coolng pipes on both sides of the system board.
- Dual “X” Antenna: The X logo on the back also helps with reception.
- Master button: Users can customize these pop-up/retractable shoulder buttons.
Other features include stereo front-facing speakers, a 3.5mm headphone jack, triple rear cameras (64MP primary + 13MP ultrawide + 5MP depth), and 4 magnetic charging contacts on the back of the phone for 18W charging when the USB port is in use.
The Black Shark 3 series phones are launching first in China before rolling out in other markets. Here’s a run-down of the Chinese pricing:
Black Shark 3 Pro
- 8GB/256GB for CNY 4699 ($675)
- 12GB/256GB for CNY 4999 ($720)
Black Shark 3
- 8GB/128GB for CNY 3499 ($500)
- 12GB/128GB for CNY 3799 ($545)
- 12GB/256GB for CNY 3999 ($575)
Meanwhile Black Shark has also introduced a new set of Bluetooth Ophidian Gaming Earbuds that it says offers low-latency audio. Those will be available globally at launch, with a list price of $99 (or as little as $69 for folks who back the company’s Indiegogo campaign).