Xiaomi’s gaming-oriented sub-brand Black Shark launched its latest devices in China in March, and now it’s finally ready to bring them to Europe. Both the Black Shark 3 and the Black Shark 3 Pro will go on sale in Europe on May 8.
Prices haven’t been unveiled yet, but given Black Shark’s past antics, expect them to be very competitive for the innards you are getting. And those innards are indeed nothing to scoff at.
Black Shark 3 (left) and Black Shark 3 Pro (right)
The Black Shark 3 has a 6.67″ 1080×2400 AMOLED touchscreen with 90Hz refresh rate, the Snapdragon 865 SoC at the helm, 8 or 12GB of RAM, 128 or 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage, a triple rear camera system (64 MP main, 13 MP ultrawide, 5 MP depth sensor), a 20 MP selfie snapper, stereo speakers, and a 4,720 mAh battery with support for 65W fast charging (which takes it from 0 to 100 in 38 minutes). It runs Android 10.
The Pro model ups the ante with a humongous 7.1″ 1440×3120 AMOLED display with the same refresh rate, introduces a 512GB storage version (but starts at 256GB), and has a slightly larger 5,000 mAh battery, that somehow also charges from 0 to 100 in 38 minutes through the same 65W charger.
If you enter Black Shark’s contest that’s hosted at its site linked as the Source below, you can randomly win prizes including 10, 30, or 50 vouchers towards a purchase of either of the new handsets, a 25% coupon towards a purchase of one of the phones plus an accessory, and a half-off coupon for the FunCooler Pro CPU fan.