Black Shark 3S with 120Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 865 now official

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The Black Shark 3S is now official. Launched in China, this is the brand’s third gaming smartphone for the year.

In terms of specs and features, the Black Shark 3S sits in-between the Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro.

Black Shark 3S specs price official

The Black Shark 3S comes with a 6.7-inch full HD AMOLED display but with a 120Hz refresh rate (as opposed to the other two’s 90Hz). The 20:9 panel also features a 270Hz touch sampling rate, 17ms touch response rate, 500 nits of brightness, and a 105% DCI-P3 coverage.

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Like its siblings, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 864, but with 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB UFS 3.1 storage. It also has the same 4,720mAh battery with 65W fast charging via USB Type-C.

Black Shark 3S specs price official

At the back are three cameras with a 64MP main, a 13MP wide-angle, and a 5MP depth sensor. It has a 20MP snapper for selfies.

The phone runs on their latest software, Joy UI 12, and features a host of gaming features, such as the pressure sensitive 3D touch controls, voice control 2.0, and a what they call somatosensory control which seem to be the touch shoulder buttons.

The Black Shark 3S comes in three configurations, priced as follows:

  • Black Shark 3S 12GB+128GB: CNY 3999 (~PHP 28,150)
  • Black Shark 3S 12GB+256GB: CNY 4299 (~PHP 30,270)
  • Black Shark 3S 12GB+512GB: CNY 4799 (~PHP 33,800)

It will be initially available in China starting August 4, 2020. No news yet if it will be available in the Philippines, but its siblings, the Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro can be purchased in Authorized Mi Stores.

Black Shark 3S specs price official

Black Shark 3S specs

  • Display: 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED Display (2400 x 1080, 392ppi), 120Hz Refresh Rate, HDR10+, 270Hz Touch Sampling, 17ms Latency
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • GPU: Adreno 650 GPU
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB UFS 3.1 Storage
  • Rear Cameras: 64MP f/1.8 Main + 13MP f/2.25 Wide-angle + 5MP Depth, Triple Rear Cameras
  • Front Camera: 20MP Selfie Camera
  • Network: 5G, 4G LTE, Dual SIM
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS,
  • Others: USB Type-C, Headphone Jack, Secondary Magnetic Charging Port
  • OS: Joy UI 12, Android 10
  • Colors: Skyfall Black, Crystal Blue
  • Battery: 4,720mAh Battery, 65W Fast Charging


Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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