Talk of Black Shark 3 has been around for a while now. This is hardly surprising given the popularity of previous incarnations of this gaming phone. Now, the Black Shark 3 is finally set to be unveiled on March 3rd, according to a poster that recently surfaced on Weibo. Even better news for gaming fans is that the recently announced partnership between Xiaomi-owned Black Shark and Tencent is likely to mean the development of top quality exclusive gaming content for the Black Shark 3.
The value of exclusive content for gamers
Online gamers relish the opportunity to get access to this type of content. Gaming software developers like Tencent and online casino specialists NetEnt have created games such as PUBG and online versions of blackjack consistently in recent years and have made them available to players in India and internationally. It’s exciting to see a partnership between a gaming phone creature and a gaming software provider. So, what is expected of the Black Shark 3 and when are we likely to see exclusive games?
Rumoured/Expected Specifications for Black Shark 3
The official unveiling of the Black Shark 3 has yet to take place but there are some things that we already know about the likely spec of this impressive piece of kit. The phone is likely to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC given the history of previous Black Shark products. This means that the phone will come as 5G ready. In a country like India where 5G is high on the tech agenda this is an important quality in a gaming smartphone. Other expected features of the Black Shark 3 include:
- Snapdragon 865 SoC
- 120Hz AMOLED/QHD screen
- Up to 16 GB of RAM
- 5,000 mAh battery with wired charging supported at 65W
There is no doubt that there is plenty to impress the Indian gaming community in this new phone from Black Shark.
Partnership between Tencent and Black Shark
The partnership between Tencent and Black Shark was mentioned earlier. Let’s consider it more closely now. While the details of the partnership are not fully clear as yet, it’s definitely an important step for both companies. The aim of the partnership is to provide a more diverse gaming experience. This can only be good news for the global gaming community, especially in the main areas of sales for the two companies, in China and India. It’s highly likely that increased diversity of experience will mean the creation of exclusive games for users of the Black Shark 3 but there has been no official announcement about this.
The unveiling of the Black Shark 3 will come first; on March 3rd. It will be interesting to see the pricing that Black Shark attaches to the phone. Pricing strategy is important if the company hopes to sustain its growth of popularity in major markets like India. There is certainly plenty of potential for sales of the Black Shark 3 given the popularity of mobile gaming amongst the Indian gaming community.