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Black Shark 3S gaming phone packs a 120Hz AMOLED display and Snapdragon 865

By Nadeem Sarwar July 31, 2020, 11:00 am

Xiaomi-backed Black Shark has today launched its latest gaming smartphone – the Black Shark 3S. This one borrows a lot of design elements and internal hardware from its predecessor – the Black Shark 3 – but does bring an upgraded display that offers a 120Hz refresh rate. The rear panel has also received a few aesthetic tweaks, but the device still screams gaming aggression.

You get the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 silicon ticking under the hood alongside a beefy 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of onboard storage. Up front is a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, flanked by stereo speakers at the top and bottom. The whole system draws power from the 4,729mAh battery that also supports 65W charging.

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There are three cameras at the back (64MP primary + 13MP wide-angle + 5MP depth) and a 20MP front camera. The Black Shark 3S is priced at CNY 3,999 (~ $570 / Rs. 43,000) and is currently up for grabs in China with a choice between two colors – Crystal Blue and Sky Cloud Black. However, there is no word on its availability in the international market.

Black Shark 3S specifications

Display6.67-inch AMOLED
20:9 aspect ratio
500 nits brightness
1080 x 2400 pixels
394PPI pixel density
120Hz refresh rate
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 865
RAM12GB
StorageUp to 256GB
Rear Cameras64MP (F/1.8) primary
13MP (F/2.2) wide angle
5MP (F/2.2) depth
Front Camera20MP (F/2.0) front
Battery4,729mAh
65W fast charging
SoftwareJoyUI 12
Based on Android 10

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