Black Shark 3 with 12GB of RAM spotted on Geekbench ahead of launch

“The Black Shark 3 smartphone will launch on March 3rd, 2020. Ahead of the launch, the 12GB RAM variant has been spotted on Geekbench.”

A couple of days ago, we came across the news surrounding the launch date of the Black Shark 3 gaming smartphone. As per an official Weibo post by the company, the brand new Black Shark 3 will launch in China on March 3rd, 2020. Right ahead of the official launch, the handset has appeared on the Geekbench database website, which reveals (and double-checks) some of its key specifications. Furthermore, the company has posted a new teaser video for Black Shark 3 today, which showcases a magnetic charging connector the device will come with.

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Black Shark 3 gaming smartphone spotted on Geekbench database

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As seen in the Geekbench database snippet, Black Shark 3 (with model number Black Shark KLE-A0) has managed to score 4,291 in the single-core test and 12,356 in the multi-core test. Furthermore, the Geekbench score confirms that the Black Shark 3 will run the latest Android 10 OS out of the box with the company’s in-house JOY UI baked atop. Given the lineup’s history, we can expect an almost stock-like experience with the Black Shark 3. Under the hood, the Black Shark 3 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G platform, which will be coupled with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. There, however, is expected to be a 16GB RAM variant of the device as well. As far as the display is concerned, if the previous rumours are anything to go by, the Black Shark 3 will likely feature a 120Hz display with a QHD+ resolution. 

Coming to the promo video that we were talking about, the company took it to Weibo this morning to showcase the magnetic charging dock, which the Black Shark 3 will sport. As far as the battery capacity is concerned, the Black Shark 3 smartphone is confirmed to sport a 4,720mAh battery, which will have provision for up to 65W of fast charging. Here’s the video that the company posted today:

For now, this is all we know about the upcoming Black Shark 3 smartphone, but we will keep you posted, should we receive any more intel on the same.