Xiaomi’s gaming phone brand Black Shark set to expand the Black Shark 3 lineup? In any case, the boss of the company made a publication which seems to suggest such a possibility.
Black Shark currently has two smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 865. Launched last March, the Black Shark 3 and the Black Shark 3 Pro are terminals that are aimed primarily at gamers with their features optimized for video games. However, with the arrival of the Snapdragon 865+, the brand belonging to Xiaomi visibly intends to market a model equipped with this new chip from Qualcomm. At least that’s what a message posted recently by the company’s CEO Luo Yuzhu on Weibo suggests.
A Black Shark 3S to better face the competition
Although this message does not reveal to us the real intention of Black Shark, it seems to refer to the events that have taken place in recent times in the world of gaming smartphones. The arrival of the Asus ROG should be noted in this regard. Phone 3 and Lenovo Legion Pro which is both Snapdragon 865+ powered gaming phones.
By possibly launching a Black Shark 3S equipped with a Snapdragon 865+, the company should then be able to better face the competition. It should be remembered in passing that ZTE is also planning to unveil a gaming smartphone with Qualcomm’s new high-end SoC, namely the Nubia Red Magic 5S.
A 120 Hz screen?
As for the expected specs, in addition to the Snapdragon 865+ chip, the Black Shark 3S is expected to have a 120Hz or higher panel as most of its direct competitors have a 144Hz display. Like the 3 Pro model. already offers fast charging at 65W, it is quite possible that Black Shark will opt for an even higher power. After all, Xiaomi has developed a new fast-charging protocol up to 120W. The phone should additionally sport UFS 3.1 storage.