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Belated. Announcement. Xiaomi Black Shark 3S - an easy upgrade from its predecessor

A couple of days ago, Xiaomi introduced in its native China a powerful gaming smartphone called the Xiaomi Black Shark 3S (Black Shark 3S).

Xiaomi Black Shark 3S is a light modification of the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 smartphone announced in March this year.

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There seem to be few differences. The main thing is the increased screen refresh rate. Now it is a maximum of 120 Hz, not 90 Hz like its predecessor. At the same time, the sensor polling rate remained the same as it was - 270 Hz (well, yes, it is already crazy, much more).

The second difference is more modern and fasterpermanent memory. Now it is UFS 3.1, not UFS 3.0. Whether it will be possible to assess the increase in the speed of a smartphone with the naked eye is, of course, an interesting question. Doubtful.

Little things. Slightly different colors, no version with 8 GB of RAM ...

Briefly on the characteristics. The top-end chipset, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. There were rumors that there will be an even higher-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus, but no.

Memory. 12 GB of RAM (my laptop has less), 128 or 256 GB of storage. There is no memory card support.

A huge AMOLED screen with a diagonal of 6.67 ″. The resolution is high, 1080 × 2400 (395 ppi). I have already said about the frequency. It is also claimed that the screen reaction speed to pressing has decreased - now it is 17 ms (versus 24 ms for its predecessor).

4720mAh battery with 65W insane charging (38 minutes from zero to maximum).

The cameras are serious. 20 MP front, 64 + 13 + 5 MP (main, wide-angle, depth sensor) rear. I suspect that the cameras are in perfect order. But this smartphone will obviously not be loved for them.

Of the interesting features, it is worth noting the ability to mirror a game picture to computers / TVs via a USB cable. They promise a refresh rate of 60 fps and a very low latency - only 40 ms.

On sale the other day (in China, of course). ¥ 3999 (₽42100, $ 573) for 12 + 128 version, ¥ 4299 (₽45200, $ 616) for 12 + 256 GB. I suspect it will instantly appear on Aliexpress, but, of course, a little more expensive.

The main characteristics of Xiaomi Black Shark 3S:

Screen AMOLED, 6.67 ″, 1080 × 2400, 395 ppi, 120 Hz, sensor polling rate 270 Hz, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 865
2.84 GHz, 1 x Kryo 585 (Cortex-A77), 3 x Kryo 585 (Cortex-A77), 4 x Kryo 585 (Cortex-A55), Adreno 650
Memory RAM 12 GB, ROM 128-256 GB, no memory card, LPDDR5, UFS 3.1
Mobile Internet5G
LTE
HSDPA, HSUPA
Edge
Mobile Networks5G Bands 41.78.79
LTE Bands 1,3-5,7,8,12,17,20,34,38-41
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 4 (1700), 5 (850), 8 (900), 9 (1700), 19 (800)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
CDMA 800
Battery Li-Ion, 4720 mAh, fast charging 65.00 W
Dimensions168.72 x 77.33 x 10.42 mm
Weight222 g
Rear Camera: Triple, Flash, Auto Focus

- 64 MP, f / 1.8, 0.80μm

- 13 MP, wide-angle, f / 2.2, 120 °, 1.00μm

- 5 MP, depth sensor, f / 2.2
front camera: 20 MP, f / 2.0, 0.80μm, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OSAndroid 10, JoyUI 12
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint scanner (screen)
USBType-C v2.0

George Kiselyov