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Black Shark 3S with 120Hz display and Snapdragon 865 SoC launched: price, specifications

On: July 31, 2020

Black Shark has launched the third smartphone in its Black Shark 3 series, the Black Shark 3S. The latest gaming smartphone joins the Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro in the line-up. The Black Shark 3S comes with an upgraded 120Hz refresh rate display and the latest Joy UI 12 interface from the brand.

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Apart from these, the specifications of the new Black Shark 3S are similar to the standard Black Shark 3. The smartphone comes with a 64-megapixel triple camera setup, 4,720mAh battery with 65W fast charging support and in-display fingerprint scanner.

Black Shark 3S specifications and features

The Black Shark 3S is simply the Black Shark 3 with 120Hz display and Android 10-based Joy UI 12

The Black Shark 3S is simply the Black Shark 3 with 120Hz display and Android 10-based Joy UI 12

The Black Shark 3S ships with a 6.67-inch 20:9 display with 2,400 × 1,080 pixels resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The display is equipped with features like a 270Hz touch sampling rate, HDR 10+, 105 percent DCI – P3 colour gamut, 500 nits brightness, and MEMC intelligent motion compensation technology. Notably, this is the same display as the Black Shark 3, but with the higher screen refresh rate. There’s an in-display fingerprint scanner for security.

At the core of the smartphone is the Snapdragon 865 SoC with 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB, 256GB or 512GB UFS 3.1 storage depending on the variant. The graphics are taken care of the Adreno 650GPU. Out of the box, the Black Shark 3S boots the Android 10-based Joy UI 12 with features like Screen Pressure 4.0 for 3D touch controls, Voice Control 2.0, Game Barrage, Game Macro, Black Shark Moment 3.0 and more for improved gaming.

In the camera department, the Black Shark 3S features a 64MP f/1.8 primary sensor with 13MP f/2.25 ultra-wide-angle lens and 5MP f/2.2 depth sensor. For selfies, there is a 20MP f/2.2 camera on the front.

The smartphone is powered by a 4,720mAh battery with support for 65W fast charging through a Type-C port, and 18W charging from the side-mounted magnetic charging port. Connectivity options include 5G, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm audio jack, GPS, GLONASS and Beidou.

BlackShark 3S pricing and availability

Black Shark is offering 3S in Black and Crystal Blue colour options in 12GB + 128GB, 12GB + 256GB and 12GB + 512GB configurations. These variants have been priced at RMB 3,999 (~Rs 42,900), RMB 4,299 (~Rs 46,125), RMB 47,99 (~Rs 51,490), respectively. The smartphone is up for pre-order in China and will go on sale starting August 4th.

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