Xiaomi Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro with Snapdragon 865 announced in China

Xiaomi has announced the Black Shark 3 gaming phone in China, right on schedule. There is a Black Shark 3 Pro model with some extra features.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 official

The Black Shark 3 regular variant features a 6.67-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, and an In-display fingerprint scanner. A 20MP selfie camera with an f/2.2 aperture is housed in a water-drop notch that’s located on the right side of the forehead bezel. A secondary stereo speaker is placed on the bottom bezel.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 official

The Xiaomi Black Shark 3 runs on Android 10 with JoyUI, and is powered by a 2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor with an Adreno 650 GPU.

The phone will be available in 3 variants Memory: 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB UFS 3.0 storage, 12GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB/256GB UFS 3.0 storage. The device is backed by a 4,720mAh battery which supports 65W fast charging over a USB Type-C port. Surprisingly the device retains a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 official

The main camera department comprises triple lens arranged in a diamond-shaped bump with a 64MP primary lens that has an f/1.8 aperture, a 13MP telephoto lens with an f/2.25 aperture and a 5MP depth sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and an LED Flash.

There is another bump on the bottom that has a large Tencent Games logo, and more importantly 4 pins. That’s because the Black Shark 3 supports attachment mods aka accessories that will be sold separately. One of the attachments is a Cooling fan that the company says will reduce the temperature by 14° in a minute, another attachment is an 18W Magnetic Charging mod.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 official

In terms of connectivity the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 supports 5G and 4G LTE mobile networks, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 among other options.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Specs

  • Display: 6.67-inch AMOLED Full HD+ 2400 x 1080 pixels, 90Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, 394 PPI, 105 DCI-P3 Color gamut, HDR10+ 500 nits brightness, 270Hz touch sampling rate, In-display fingerprint scanner,
  • Operating System: Android 10 with JoyUI
  • Processor: 2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • GPU:Adreno 650
  • Memory: 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB UFS 3.0
  • Battery: 4,720mAh, 65W fast charging, USB Type-C
  • Main Cameras: 64MP f/1.8 aperture + 13MP f/2.25 aperture + 5MP f/2.2 aperture
  • Selfie Camera: 20MP f/2.2 aperture
  • Dimensions: 168.72 x 77.33 x 10.42 mm
  • Weight: 222g
  • Connectivity: 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Accessories: Cooling fan attachment, 18W Magnetic Charging attachment
  • Colours: Armor Grey, Lightning Black, and Star Silver

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro

The Black Shark 3 Pro adorns a 7.1-inch AMOLED Quad HD+ display with a resolution of 3220 x 1440 pixels, 90Hz refresh rate, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and an In-display fingerprint scanner.

The phone is quite similar to the regular model in terms of specs, but the Pro version has 8GB/12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, a 5,000mAh battery, and a Laser Autofocus on the rear. The Pro model also has shoulder buttons on the side for gaming.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro Specs

  • Display: 7.1-inch AMOLED Quad HD+ 3220 x 1440 pixels, 90Hz refresh rate, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 483 PPI, 97 DCI-P3 Color gamut, HDR10+, 500 nits brightness, 270Hz touch sampling rate, In-display fingerprint scanner
  • Operating System: Android 10 with JoyUI
  • Processor: 2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • GPU:Adreno 650
  • Memory: 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB UFS 3.0
  • Battery: 5,000mAh, 65W fast charging, USB Type-C
  • Main Cameras: 64MP f/1.8 aperture + 13MP f/2.25 aperture + 5MP f/2.2 aperture + Laser Autofocus
  • Selfie Camera: 20MP f/2.2 aperture
  • Connectivity: 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Misc: Shoulder buttons
  • Accessories: Cooling fan attachment, 18W Magnetic Charging attachment

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Price

The Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Price starts at RMB 3,499 (about Rs. 37,000) in China for the 8GB/128GB variant. The 12GB/128GB version costs RMB 3,799 (about Rs. 40,000), while the 12GB/256GB variant will be available for RMB 3,999 (about Rs. 42,000).

The Black Shark 3 Pro price begins at RMB 4,699 (about Rs. 50,000) for the 8GB RAM while the 12GB RAM model costs RMB 4,999 (about Rs. 53,000).


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Ashwin Karthik
Originally a Business Grad, Ashwin is a natural at testing and reviewing apps & games for Windows and Android Apps, as well as flashing ROMs. A proud owner of a Redmi K20, he is also an avid gamer and loves playing on his Computer, PS4 & Nintendo consoles.

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