Sunday, 2024 July 21

CHINA BRIEF | Tencent and Black Shark joint-release first 5G gaming smartphone

Tencent and Black Shark, a gaming-centric gadgets maker backed by Xiaomi, have jointly unveiled two 5G-capable gaming smartphones, the Tencent Black Shark 3 and Tencent Black Shark 3 Pro, on Tuesday night in a livestreamed event.

The two devices come equipped with Snapdragon 865 chipsets, a refresh rate of 90HZ and two charging ports supporting 65W fast Charging.

The Black Shark 3 starts from RMB 3,499 (USD 502) and uses a 6.67-inch 1080p AMOLED panel. The Pro version begins at RMB 4,699 (USD 673), has a 7.1-inch 1440p panel, and is equipped with a voice control feature that lets gamers perform some in-game actions through voice command.


This article is part of KrASIA’s “China Brief” section, where KrASIA’s reporters will provide quick daily updates about the tech ecosystem in China.

Wency Chen
Wency Chen
Wency Chen is a reporter KrASIA based in Beijing, covering tech innovations in&beyond the Greater China Area. Previously, she studied at Columbia Journalism School and reported on art exhibits, New York public school systems, LGBTQ+ rights, and Asian immigrants. She is also an enthusiastic reader, a diehard fan of indie rock and spicy hot pot, as well as a to-be filmmaker (Let’s see).

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