One of the most important brands in the field of mobile ‘gaming’ or specialized in games has just renewed its catalog: let’s welcome the Black Shark 3S, a model that is shy in changes with respect to its predecessor and that continues to bet on the highest features and excellent multimedia experience.
The Black Shark 3S is a new phone from the brand and the renewal of its ‘gaming’ bet for 2020. And with this there are already three, all with the same processor and quite similar hardware , also the design is similar among the family. However, it still remains an excellent choice for those looking for raw power: the Black Shark 3S arrives loaded with muscle.
Black Shark 3S datasheet
|BLACK SHARK 3|
|SCREEN||6.67 inches AMOLED|
1,080 x 2,400 pixels resolution
Refresh rate up to 120 Hz
Ratio 20: 9
Brightness of 500 nits
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865|
GPU Adreno 650
|STORAGE||128/256 GB UFS 3.1|
|TRIPLE REAR CAMERA||64-megapixel main, f / 1.8|
13-megapixel wide-angle, f / 2.2, 120 ° aperture
5-megapixel depth capture, f / 2.2
|FRONTAL CAMERA||20 megapixels, f / 2.0|
Fast charge with 65 W cable
|CONNECTIVITY||4G and 5G (SA and NSA)|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||168.72 x 77.33 x 10.42 mm|
Gaming space button
Optical fingerprint reader under the screen
|PRICE||484 euros to change|
Shy renovation and without Snapdragon 865+
The most logical thing in the case of a catalog renewal would be that Black Shark had opted for the most recent Snapdragon 865+, but no: the brand maintains the previous SoC, identical to the one that Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro assembled. The movement is identical to that of Nubia with the Red Magic 5S: offering an updated model despite not having the latest Qualcomm SoC. The Asus ROG Phone 3 and Lenovo Legion Phone Duel are the only ‘gaming’ mobiles that mount the 865+.
Among the keys of the phone is its 6.67-inch AMOLED screen , now with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, also its fast charge of 65 W. The Black Shark 3S offers triple rear camera with a 64-megapixel main sensor and a 13 megapixel wide angle, both accompanied by a third camera dedicated to capturing depth. Ahead is a 20-megapixel camera anchored to the top frame: the Black Shark 3S lacks cutouts for the screen and makes good use of the front. It also has a double speaker in this area, the front.
The design of the Black Shark 3S maintains the aggressive lines and the symmetrical back so characteristic of the 2020 family. It offers a brand logo that changes color, a button to launch the gaming space, is updated to Android 10, includes MIUI 11, and also Black Shark’s own software, such as the aforementioned game mode and some adjustments designed to boost performance.
Black Shark 3S price and availability
The Black Shark 3S has been presented in China: it can already be purchased there. We do not know if the brand will bring it to Europe, but it would be the most logical: Black Shark has been internationalizing all its mobiles . And as for the price, the 3S costs the following:
- ShaBlack Shark 3S 12/128 GB : 484 euros to the exchange (3,999 yuan).
- ShaBlack Shark 3S 12/256 GB : 521 euros to change (4,299 yuan).