Xiaomi Black Shark 3 will lead the gaming smartphone lineup of 2020

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Xiaomi launched the original Black Shark way back in 2018. With the Black Shark, Xiaomi had a handset to compete against Razer’s Razer Phone in a rather new segment of Gaming Smartphones. Xiaomi’s efforts were well appreciated. The company now has a good number of smartphones under its gaming sub-brand – Black Shark. The Black Shark Helo, Black Shark 2, and Black Shark 2 Pro have all received positive responses from the users. And now, Xioami looks to add to that number with Black Shark 3.

Early Rumors

With the success that the company had with the Black Shark series of gaming smartphones, it was only logical to launch the Black Shark 3. Last month, the certification of a phone, which was thought to be the new Black Shark 3, grabbed attention. The phone with the model name SHARK KLE-A0 was certified in China on the 20th of December. The certification didn’t reveal much but the 5G support for the device.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Leaks

If the recent leaks are to be believed, the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 will hit the market as early as February. Xiaomi is already working on the phone and many of the phone’s hardware has already been finalized.

According to the leaks, Xiaomi’s new Black Shark 3 will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865. To recall, the latest flagship processor was launched in December at the annual Tech Summit of Qualcomm. It won’t be the first device to feature the device. It isn’t even the first device from Xiaomi to come up with the chipset. Xiaomi had announced Mi 10 series to feature the chipset during the launch of SD 865.

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2020 is going to the year of 5G. Almost every smartphone manufacturer is working to integrate it into their new offerings. As Qualcomm has already announced that the SD 865 will come bundled with the X55 modem, we can confirm the 5G connectivity on the new Black Shark.

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The phone is also set to feature a 4,700 mAh. Well, phones with battery over 4,000mAh aren’t something new, Black Shark will come with 30W Flash Charge. According to leaks, Xiaomi is working on even more rapid charging technology and if it were to be a success, it would land on the Black Shark 3.

The new year hasn’t even started properly we already have so much to look forward to in terms of gaming smartphones. Whether it be the first gaming phone under Lenovo Legion or the new iteration of Xiaomi’s Black Shark, 2020 will be a memorable year for the mobile gaming segment.


The phone is expected to launch in February. The details about the pricing of the phone will be clear once the full specifications are out.

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