Black Shark 3S release: Snapdragon 865 chipset, 120Hz display, and Screen Mirroring from ~RM2430


It was confirmed earlier this week that Black Shark will be launching a new gaming smartphone on 31 July 2020 and here it is. The Black Shark 3S was officially launched in China today and it's equipped with some powerful hardware. It also comes with some cool features like Screen Mirroring but we'll get to that in a bit. So, let's look at what this phone has in store for us.

Surprisingly, the Black Shark 3S isn't using the Snapdragon 865+ chipset but is using the standard Snapdragon 865 chipset. Black Shark still managed to score 666280 points on AnTuTu with the phone, so it's no slouch in the performance department. What's interesting is that Black Shark mounted the motherboard to the centre of the phone, which keeps the parts that can get warm away from the sides when you use it horizontally. The phone also has great heat dissipation.



Moving on, the Black Shark 3S also comes with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, up to 512GB of internal storage, and a 6.67-inch AMOLED display. Two batteries adding up to 4720mAh and the 65W fast-charging helps keep this phone constantly juiced up and ready to game. Black Shark said that you should be able to get 50% of charge from just 12 minutes of charging and there's support for 18W wireless charging too.

In terms of features, the notable ones are the 120Hz display and the screen mirroring. Specifically, you can connect the phone to a PC via USB 3.0 cable and play your games there with latency as low as 40ms. Black Shark has also partnered up with Tencent Games to develop Tencent SolarCore, which is a feature that allegedly resolves screen stuttering issues for certain games when running on high refresh rates.




Currently, there's no news on when the phone is coming to Malaysia. But since both the Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro have been released here, we're quite sure that Black Shark Malaysia will bring this in too. The prices are comparable to the Black Shark 3 as well, so you might find this option more appealing to you.

Having said that, what do you think of the new phone so far? Let us know on our Facebook page and stay tuned to for more news like this.


Black Shark 3S tech specs:

  • OS/UI - Android 10/Joy12
  • Chipset - Snapdragon 865
  • Memory - 12GB LPDDR5
  • Storage - 128GB/256GB/512GB
  • Display - 6.67-inch AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 270Hz touch sampling rate
  • Rear cameras - 64MP (main lens) + 13MP (ultra wide-angle lens) + 5MP (macro lens) 
  • Front cameras - 20MP
  • Battery - Dual batteries, total capacity of 4720mAh
  • Others - 65W fast-charging, 18W wireless-charging, under-display fingerprint reader
  • Colours - Sky Cloud Black, Crystal Blue


Black Shark 3S prices:

  • 128GB storage - 3999 yuan (~RM2430)
  • 256GB storage - 4299 yuan (~RM2612)
  • 512GB storage - 4799 yuan (~RM2916)