Black Shark 3S unveiled with 120 Hz 6.67" AMOLED display, same Snapdragon 865 chipset

31 July 2020
The screen is the major upgrade over the Black Shark 3, which topped out at 90 Hz. The 3S also has faster RAM and storage.

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Riord, 01 Aug 2020That's bullcrap! Do you have some source for that ? Yo... moreDo you have any source that can support your words? Just asking.

  • Cimic

Toby, 01 Aug 2020Lol..exactly man. Where was the Red MagicM0nkeyboi hiding w... moreIDK, but a built-in cooling fan seems much better at controlling the temperature than many layers of heat-pipe, so one point to the Redmagic 5GS. And at the moment, it's the only phone that can boost its GPU frequency to 800mhz compared to 670 on 865+ (not via kernel), the ROG Phone 3 seems to have its CPU OC-ed to 3.4Ghz, it's the GPU that handles extreme tasks like gaming and video editing.
So, in the end, you sacrifice battery life (6000mah vs 4500mah) and a better display (the ROG Phone 3 has a true 10-bit display) for somewhat smoother and longer gaming experience. And... the OS because the UI on the Redmagic is weird...

How about the front firing speakers, are they symmetrical or is the top speaker still shorter than the bottom? Because if the speakers are now symmetrical,might get this over the rog phone 3.

  • JohN51

Does it have the physical pop up trigger buttons ?

  • Toby

TM Wang, 31 Jul 2020Interestingly, didn't see your praises in any of the R... moreLol..exactly man. Where was the Red MagicM0nkeyboi hiding when ROG Phone 3 was launched with much better specs than all of the competitors..I, too, see him everywhere with his cringy posts singing fake praises for Red Magic & now BS 3S.

  • Riord

Olym1mk2, 31 Jul 2020It is simply because Asus paid for none of the competitors ... moreThat's bullcrap! Do you have some source for that ? You say only Asus ROG uses it, but the Lenovo Legion has the SD 865+ too. So Lenovo & Asus formed some sort of a club instead of Lenovo & Xiaomi, when Asus is Taiwanese & rest of the two are Chinese (Yes, that matters a lot in PRC)
Also, do you really think Asus has that kind of money to pay off more than Xiaomi & ZTE Nubia (makers of Red Magic), when Xiaomi sells 10times the phones than Asus and ZTE has some very favourable backing from its govt.
Clearly, Asus is providing more bang for buck by making lower profits whereas Xiaomi & Nubia know people like you will somehow justify the lack of a better processor & still go for the BS

  • Juki

KungYii1994, 31 Jul 2020Trust me it going be another Varinat called black shark 3s proI have 3pro, and very happy 🙂

  • nvov

apprise, 31 Jul 2020It seems like no one wants to challenge Asus or Lenovo. The... moreRedmagic 5GS is the only phone atm that has its GPU boosted to 800mhz without kernel. 865+ at max is 670mhz...

  • MrDong

Still the most reliable gaming phone currently. You don't want to buy a gaming phone that runs into software and hardware issues too quickly.

CPT-Obvious, 01 Aug 2020I'd actually guess it was a decision because of the si... more865+ was overall oc. Both cpu and gpu. 855+ was only gpu oc. That is why they aimed for 865+ in gaming phones, why normal flagships would use the 865. To make gamers buy the gaming phone, over the normal flagships.

But yes, Asus has a lot to say too. Bigger market and more money. So why shouldn't they do like Apple and Samsung? With making sure they are preferred first.

  • Rom-please

Considering between this, rog3 and red magic 5s the latter two look like a better pick feature vise. When it comes to aftermarket development very little is better than none - rog 3.

  • CPT-Obvious

Olym1mk2, 31 Jul 2020And why is all plans of using sd865+ now dropped? Right aft... moreI'd actually guess it was a decision because of the situation in Hong Kong. Want it or not but politics play a huge part in product shipments and part availability. It's either that or Qualcomm is getting greedy. The latter looks very realistic, since the 865+ is a similar upgrade like the 855+ was to the 855, but i'm guessing the current situation in the markets doesn't allow to increase the prices of devices. Viruses happen.

apprise, 31 Jul 2020Is this some sort of conspiracy theory or has this been pro... moreAnd why is all plans of using sd865+ now dropped? Right after rog 3 was released. Please explain that. Since the truth scare you so much.

  • Anonymous

TM Wang, 31 Jul 2020Interestingly, didn't see your praises in any of the R... moreNot only 144hz display but it is capable of 160hz. Also, it has 270hz touch response.

Olym1mk2, 31 Jul 2020It is simply because Asus paid for none of the competitors ... moreIs this some sort of conspiracy theory or has this been proven bro. Tbh it does sound like it could happen

apprise, 31 Jul 2020It seems like no one wants to challenge Asus or Lenovo. The... moreIt is simply because Asus paid for none of the competitors to be allowed to use sd865+. Not the first time such is seen, and sadly not the last time.

So Asus paid for the only sd865+ phone. Good to know.

  • TM Wang

MagicMonkeyBoy, 31 Jul 2020This is a monster of a gaming phone... It's right up t... moreInterestingly, didn't see your praises in any of the ROG Phone 3 posts. You are always saying Red Magic 5 is the best, now BS 3S is 'at the top'...like a phone with a SD 865+ , 144 Hz AMOLED, 6000 mAh just does not exist...?!

It seems like no one wants to challenge Asus or Lenovo. The new red magic 5s just has improved cooling system and still SD 865 and the Black shark 3s is just minor minor tweaks with still SD 865

  • theStick

MagicMonkeyBoy, 31 Jul 2020This is a monster of a gaming phone... It's right up t... moreYou're talking about the 3 pro variant, this doesn't have pop-up triggers, it's just a minor update over the regular 3 (extra 30hz refresh rate which will hardly be noticed in real life and ufs 3.1 storage). Honestly the regular 3 is a much better deal right now as it's sells for almost 100 USD cheaper