Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro to launch in Europe on May 8

Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro to launch in Europe on May 8

Earlier this year in March, Xiaomi launched the Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro gaming phones in China. The devices featured top-of-the-line specifications, including Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 chip, LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.0 storage, along with some unique features geared towards mobile gamers. At the time, we had no information regarding a global launch for the devices, but the company has now officially unveiled that the Black Shark 3 series will be going on sale in Europe on May 8th.

Black Shark 3 series specifications

Specification Black Shark 3 series
  • Black Shark 3:
    • 6.67-inch FHD+ OLED
  • Black Shark 3 Pro:
    • 7.1-inch 3120×1440 OLED
  • 90Hz refresh rate with 270Hz touch sampling
  • 24ms latency
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
RAM and Storage
  • Black Shark 3:
    • 8GB LPDDR5 + 128GB UFS 3.0
    • 12GB + 128GB
    • 12GB + 256GB
  • Black Shark 3 Pro:
    • 8GB + 256GB
    • 12GB + 256GB
Battery & Charging
  • Black Shark 3: 4,720mAh
  • Black Shark 3 Pro: 5,000mAh
  • 65W fast charging via USB Type-C
  • 18W fast charging via secondary magnetic port
Rear Camera
  • 64MP primary camera
  • 13MP wide-angle camera
  • 5MP depth sensor
Front Camera 20MP
Other Features
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Secondary magnetic charging port
  • USB Type-C

The website also details a few “Exploration rewards” that will be available when the open sale goes live. With these rewards, users will be able to get a discount on the purchase of a new device, FunCooler Pro, or another accessory.

While the company hasn’t revealed any pricing details for the devices yet, we expect the Black Shark 3 to be priced around $550 for the base 8GB/128GB variant and the 3 Pro around $700 for the base 8GB + 256GB variant. Along with the two devices, the company might also release the new Gamepad 3.0 controller for the device which features a joystick, 4 mappable buttons, and a function button. We will update this post with the official pricing as soon as the devices go on sale.

Source: Black Shark EU


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A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

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