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Xiaomi Black Shark 3, Black Shark 3 Pro now official

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Xiaomi recently announced a new gaming smartphone under its sub-brand Black Shark featuring powerful hardware that’s the trademark of the brand.

The Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro are now official and offers all the bells and whistles a gaming smartphone should have.

Before we go into the specifications, let’s start with the price. The two handsets are affordable, given the hardware. The Black Shark 3 Pro 8GB + 256GB is priced at CNY 4,699 (around PHP 34,100). It will go on sale in China starting March 17. The Black Shark 3 8GB + 128GB, on the other hand, is a more affordable option with a price of CNY 3,499 (PHP 25,400). This one is coming to China on March 6.

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Black Shark 3, Black Shark 3 Pro Now Official

Black Shark 3 Pro

The Black Shark 3 Pro features a massive 7.1 inch quad HD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 270Hz touch-sampling rate. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor with an improved double heat-pipe cooling solution. It also comes with either 8GB LPDDR4x RAM or 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB of storage.

The handset has a 5,000mAh battery with 65W fast charging that Xiaomi claims can top-up an empty phone to 100% in just 38 minutes. It also has a magnetic charger that snaps on the back that goes up to 18W.

One of the highlights of the Pro model is the pop-up shoulder buttons. These are physical buttons on each corner for games.

Also see: Xiaomi to announce Redmi Note 9 series on March 12

As for the cameras, there are three at the back — a 64MP main, a 13MP wide-angle and a 5MP depth. While for selfies, it has a 20MP front shooter.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro specs

  • 7.1-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED Display (3120 x 1440, 483ppi), 90Hz Refresh Rate, HDR10+, MEMC 2.0 Display Processor
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G octa-core processor
  • Adreno 650 GPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256/512GB UFS 2.0 Storage
  • 64MP f/1.8 + 13MP f/2.25 + 5MP Rear Cameras
  • 20MP Front Camera
  • 5G, 4G LTE, Dual SIM
  • Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
  • USB Type-C, Headphone Jack
  • Pop-up Trigger Buttons
  • Joy UI 11, Android 10
  • 5,0000mAh Battery, 65W Fast Charger

Xiaomi Black Shark 3

The Black Shark 3 offers pretty much the same specs and design, but does away with the physical trigger buttons. Instead, it has capacitive ones.

The phone also has a “smaller” 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a full HD resolution instead of a quad HD, and a smaller 4,720mAh battery. It does retain the 65W fast charging.

Another difference is the RAM + storage configuration. The Black Shark 3 offers 8GB or 12GB RAM, and 128GB or 256GB storage.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 specs

  • 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED Display (2400 x 1080, 392ppi), 90Hz Refresh Rate, HDR10+, MEMC 2.0 Display Processor
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G octa-core processor
  • Adreno 650 GPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128/256GB UFS 2.0 Storage
  • 64MP f/1.8 + 13MP f/2.25 + 5MP Rear Cameras
  • 20MP Front Camera
  • 5G, 4G LTE, Dual SIM
  • Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
  • USB Type-C, Headphone Jack
  • Joy UI 11, Android 10
  • 4,720mAh Battery, 65W Fast Charger

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