Xiaomi‘s sub-brand Black Shark just announced its new flagship gaming phone, the Black Shark 3 Pro, showcasing a massive 7.1-inch 1440p AMOLED display, high-end specs, and shoulder buttons. The screen has a 90Hz refresh rate and a 270Hz touch-sampling rate for precise gaming, however, it also features thick bezels on the top and bottom.
Specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, options for 8 or 12GBs of RAM, 256GB of storage, and a dual-cell 5,000mAh battery with 65W charging. The Black Shark 3 Pro also has a triple, 64/13/5-megapixel back camera and a 20-megapixel selfie camera. The handheld utilizes liquid cooling, 5G support, and a special antenna design that prevents signal loss better.
The standard Black Shark 3, on the other hand, features a 6.67-inch, 1080p AMOLED display, and a slightly smaller 4,720mAh battery. But the rest of the specs remains the same.
The Black Shark 3 starts at ¥3,499 CNY (approximately $502 USD), while the Black Shark 3 Pro version starts at ¥4,699 CNY (approximately $675 USD). The standard version is available for pre-order in China, and the pro update can be pre-ordered in China on March 10. However, both will be available worldwide soon.
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— Mashable (@mashable) March 4, 2020