Are you still using clip on triggers or Bluetooth controller for mobile gaming? Well, you can ditch those with the newly revealed Tencent Black Shark 3 Pro Gaming Smartphone. Don’t ask why Tencent Games is in the picture. I have tried searching, but information on this aspect is zero.
Anyways, two devices were introduced: the “regular” Black Shark 3 and the larger Black Shark 3 Pro. Pro is the model you want if you want to experience the pop-up shoulder buttons, otherwise you are better off with the regular Black Shark 3 because, it is significantly cheaper. More on that in a bit.
However, whichever model you get, you will be getting Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, 5G radios, two heat pipes for cooling, adjustable pressure sensitivity on the left and right portions of the display, a triple camera setup (64 MP main + 12 MP ultra wide + 5 MP bokeh), a 20 MP selfie camera, dual-band Wi-Fi 6, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Both device also gets Tencent Solar Core gaming engine to further boost your mobile gaming experience. Another gaming-centric feature is the 18W magnetic charging pins that lets you charge the device as you are using it (for gaming, of course) (18W charger sold separately).
As far as the Pro goes, it is rocking a usually large 7.1-inch 90 Hz refresh rate WQHD (3,120 x 1,440 pixels) AMOLED display, 270 Hz touch sampling rate, 8 or 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM, 256 GB UFS 3.0 storage, location (GPS, A-GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, Beidou, QZSS) and a 5,000 mAh battery that supports QC 4.0.
The non-Pro model, on the other hand, gets a 6.67-inch 90 Hz refresh rate 2K (2,400 x 1,800 pixels) AMOLED display, 270 Hz touch sampling rate, 8 or 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128 or 256 GB UFS 3.0 storage, and a 4,720 mAh battery with support for 65W Super Quick Charge.
Tencent Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro are available for pre-order in China, with the former having a starting price of 3,499 yuan (about US$502) and the latter, starts at 4,699 yuan (or around U$674).
Images: Black Shark [CH].