13 March 2020
Black Shark is a Xiaomi-backed gaming smartphone brand that primarily deals in the Chinese smartphone market. It has released a few products so far including the original Black Shark, Black Shark 2, and Black Shark 2 Pro. It is now working on the next-gen gaming smartphone Black Shark 3 and in an attempt to offer the best gaming experience, Black Shark has announced a new partnership with Tencent Games.
Black Shark said that the deal will help the two companies to work towards innovation in gaming. It wants to look for innovation opportunities in both hardware and software aspects. It should be noted that the company has not said anything about a new gaming smartphone during the announcement but considering recent leaks, it is likely to be the case that we will see the deal have an effect on next-gen gaming phone's features and specifications.
This is not the first time we are seeing Tencent partner with a gaming smartphone brand. It collaborated with Asus ROG last year as the latter released ROG Phone II. It even released a Tencent-customized variant "Elite" at a cheaper price in China. The deal lasted only for a year and we will have to wait and see for how long Black Shark and Tencent will join hands.
As far as the Black Shark 3 is concerned, there have not been many leaks. The only piece of leaked information is that the smartphone will allow users to choose between 2K and 1080p display resolution. The display refresh rate will offer the freedom of switching among 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz.