Gaming smartphones have garnered some popularity over the last couple of years. Xiaomi’s Black Shark is especially one of the most popular gaming phone brands. The Black Shark 2 Pro launched with Snapdragon 855+ and 12GB RAM.
Now, Xiaomi is gearing towards the launch of the next phone in the Black Shark lineup. The Black Shark 3 will launch with the Snapdragon 865 chipset. It will have a QHD resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate display. Rumor has it that it will launch with 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM.
The brand manager recently posted a poll on Weibo, asking for which battery capacity, charging speed, and charge cycle meet the requirements of 5G gaming phones. Among the options were combinations that are already available on other phones.
The 55W + 4,500mAh combo, for example, is available with the Huawei Mate X. The 65W + 4,000mAh combo comes with the Oppo Reno Ace. The 55W + 4,400mAh combo is also found in the upcoming iQOO 3 5G. All of these also succumb to degradation after 600 cycles.
So, it is safe to say that the Black Shark 3 will launch with a 5,000mAh battery to complement its 120Hz display. It will support 65W fast-charging that is capable of charging the phone from zero to 100% in just 38 minutes.
The Black Shark 3 will launch sometime this year. We will definitely get more information about it before launch.