With the unveiling of the Xiaomi Black Shark 3S a few hours ago, Xiaomi officially entered a new round of gaming phone competition to test itself in the market. Black Shark 3S sees some noticeable improvements compared to Black Shark 3 to provide a better gaming experience and attract the attention of fans of this category of phones.
The biggest change in the Black Shark 3S has to do with the screen. This smartphone is equipped with a 6.67 inch screen AMOLED displays visual content at 120 Hz refresh rate; While the previous model used a 90 Hz display. By going to the Black Shark 3S settings section, you can set the screen mode to 90 Hz if you wish, so that the phone can charge better. The Black Shark 3S display still has a 270Hz touch sampling rate.
The Xiaomi Black Shark 3S has a 120Hz AMOLED display
The Black Shark 3S display has two pressure-sensitive areas that can be programmed to perform specific tasks. In addition, the gyroscope sensor monitors the phone’s movements so that you can perform one of the 6 movement gestures provided by the device. These gestures offer interesting advantages, especially when experiencing the game. For example, when playing war games, you can change the weapon with a gesture or get in a chest position.
With Black Shark 3S, you can also create macros in the game so you can do several things at once. Xiaomi Black Shark 3S supports voice command; So you can do things like take screenshots, start recording screen contents, and answer calls without touching the phone.
The Xiaomi gaming phone’s AMOLED display has a resolution of + 1080p, uses a 20: 9 aspect ratio and offers a maximum brightness of 500 nits. In addition, as Xiaomi says, this screen covers 105% of the DCI-P3 color space and is equipped with the third generation of MEMC (Motion Estimation and Compensation) technology. MEMC technology with its special approach ultimately increases the quality of image output and reduces its blur. In MEMC, new frames are created and moved between the main frames; This means that based on both frames, a new frame is automatically created between them.
The Black Shark 3S surprisingly uses the Snapdragon 865 chip
Surprisingly, the BlackShark 3S is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 processor. We expected the Black Shark 3S to be equipped with the improved Snapdragon 865 Plus processor like its new competitors. The phone uses LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 high-speed storage memory. The base model has 12GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which is priced at 4,000 yuan ($ 575). If you are looking for another model with 256 GB of storage, you have to pay 300 yuan ($ 40) more. Xiaomi says it will make a more powerful model of the phone available with 512 GB of RAM and a price of 4,800 yuan ($ 688). This model is not currently available for pre-order. Xiaomi will launch two more models on August 4, 2020.
In a brief comparison, we find that the Black Shark 3 used UFS 3.0 storage, in addition to the base model, it had 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Equipped with 12GB of RAM, the model used LPDDR5 RAM and was priced at 3,600 yuan ($ 516); This model benefited from 128 GB of storage memory.
The new Black Shark phone comes with the JOYUI 12 user interface by default, and one of the most important features added to it is the screen mirroring (image transfer) via USB 3.0 port. According to Black Shark, to use it, just connect the phone to the computer with a cable and run the Black Shark application on the computer to display the content at 60 Hz and 40 milliseconds on the computer. Image transfer on Xiaomi gaming phone works with USB Video Class protocol and webcams.
Other specifications of Black Shark 3S do not change compared to Black Shark 3; The new Chinese gaming device is powered by a 4,729 mAh battery with 65 watt fast charge technology via USB-C port. This technology can fully charge the battery from zero to 50 in 12 minutes and in 38 minutes. Xiaomi also has a magnetic adapter that attaches to the back of the phone, with which you can charge the phone with 18 watts while playing the game. The back panel of the Black Shark 3S hosts two inverted triangles, one for the camera and the other for the magnetic adapter.
The Black Shark 3S still has a 64-megapixel main camera with f / 1.8 lens. The second camera uses a 13-megapixel sensor with an ultraviolet lens with a 120-degree viewing angle. Finally, the third camera with a 5-megapixel sensor is responsible for depth measurement.. The front panel of the Black Shark 3S hosts a 20-megapixel selfie camera.
As expected, the Black Shark team is also offering accessories for their new phone. One of these devices is a separate fan that is used to cool the device. The Black Shark 3S chip relies on heat pipes to keep the heat generated by the chip away from cooling.