Black Shark is the brand under which Xiaomi launches the gaming phone, the company entered the market with the launch of the Black Shark (first impressions) phone last year. Today, the company has introduced the second model in the series, called the Black Shark Helo.
Just like the first-gen model, the new Black Shark Helo flaunts a dual pipe liquid-cooling system to keep the heat down while delivering extreme gaming performance, sports a new design and features up to 10GB of RAM as its highlights.
Xiaomi Black Helo is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC like its predecessor, with HDR support for improved visual effects and Adrea 630 GPU to handle all graphics duties. On the software side, the device boots Android 9.0 Pie-based MIUI ROM out of the box.
On the camera front, 12-megapixel primary sensor with 1.25-micron pixels, f/1.75 aperture, 6-piece lens, aided by a 20-megapixel secondary with f/1.75 aperture and 1-micron pixel size for the rear camera. On the front, the smartphone flaunts a 24-megapixel selfie camera with 5-piece lens, f/2.2 aperture, and 1-micron pixels.
Black Shark Helo price
The Black Shark Helo price starts at RMB 3,199 (~Rs 34,000) for the base 6GB RAM, 128GB storage option. The price goes up to RMB 3,499 (~Rs 37,000) and RMB 4,199 (~Rs 41,500) for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and the Sports Edition with 10GB RAM + 256GB storage options, respectively. The Black Shark Helo pre-bookings in China have started today for the 6GB and 8GB RAM model, while the 10GB option will be released on December 12th.
Black Shark Helo Specifications
|Model||Xiaomi Black Shark Helo|
|Display||6.01-inch full-HD+ (1,080 x 2,160 pixels) AMOLED screen with 18:9 aspect ratio and 430 nits brightness|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC like its predecessor, with HDR support for improved visual effects and Adrea 630 GPU to handle all graphics duties|
|RAM/ROM||6GB/8GB RAM + 128GB, 10GB RAM + 256GB storage options|
|Software||Android 9.0 Pie-based MIUI ROM out of the box|
|Selfie Camera||24-megapixel selfie camera with 5-piece lens, f/2.2 aperture, and 1-micron pixels|
|Rear Camera||12-megapixel primary sensor with 1.25-micron pixels, f/1.75 aperture, 6-piece lens, aided by a 20-megapixel secondary with f/1.75 aperture and 1-micron pixel size for the rear camera|
|Battery||4,000mAh battery with fast charging|
|Security Feature||Fingerprint sensor|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, VoLTE, dual-SIM slots, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and A-GPS|