Xiaomi’s sub-brand Black Shark had launched the standard and Pro variants of Black Shark 2 last year in May and July respectively. Now the company has confirmed the launch of its third-generation Black Shark smartphone on March 3rd through an online event in China. The Black Shark 3 was also spotted on the 3C certification site a few days ago. Last month, the brand had also announced its partnership with Tencent Games. The upcoming Black Shark 3 will arrive as the first 5G gaming smartphone. It is expected to come with upgraded hardware compared to its predecessor.
The 3C certification reveals that the Black Shark 3 will support 65W fast charging. It is expected to be powered by a 5,000mAh battery unit. Last week, CEO Iuo Yuzhuo had conducted a poll on Weibo about the best battery and charging combination, for which the majority of users opted for 5,000mAh battery and 65W charging support. The charging tech is capable of fully topping up the phone from 0 to 100 percent in 38 minutes.
Apart from the 3C listing, the Black Shark 3 was also spotted on the Geekbench website. It reveals Snapdragon 865 5G chipset along with 12GB RAM and Android 10. As per previous rumours, the gaming smartphone is said to be an industry first device with a whopping 16GB RAM. The Black Shark 3 is also tipped to feature a 120Hz refresh rate screen with a Quad HD or 2K display resolution. Users will get the option to switch between 60Hz, 90Hz and 120Hz refresh rates as well as changing the screen resolution to 1080p.
This is everything we know about the Black Shark 3 at the moment. It’s just a matter of days until the launch event where we will get more information about the gaming smartphone.