Xiaomi Black Shark Helo gaming phone unveiled – Specs, Price

Xiaomi’s Black Shark as expected, has finally announced its latest gaming smartphone in China called Black Shark Helo.

It has rear facing fingerprint sensor and sports a unique X-style antenna design with Wi-Fi antenna at the sides. As expected, there is a glowing RGB logo a the back with AI Game lighting. The back side of the phone gives out a 3D look thanks to its metal back shell and 3D glass with condensed ridge.

The Black Shark Helo features in two liquid cooling pipes which ensures that phone remains cool during hours of gaming. Xiaomi claims that it reduced CPU core temperature by up to 12-degrees, which is an improvement form its original Black Shark phone.

The mobile runs on Android Oreo OS with Joy UI and comes with Dual SIM slots. It has 6.01-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. There is 4000mAh battery that powers the hardware.

The Black Shark Helo specs include 6GB / 8GB RAM options with 128GB storage. There is a premium 10GB RAM model with 256GB of internal memory. 20MP shooter is placed at the front for selfies while the back side sports 12MP and 20MP cameras.

Black Shark Helo photo -4Xiaomi Black Shark Helo Specifications

  • Dimensions: 160 x 75.25 x 8.7 mm / Weight: 190 grams
  • SIM: Dual Nano SIM slots
  • Fingerprint Sensor: Yes, Rear
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with Joy UI
  • Physical keys: Volume, Power, Two-stage SHARK Keys for enhanced performance
  • Cooling System: two Liquid cooling pipes
  • Audio: Dual Front speakers, Dual Smart PA, Hi-Fi Audio
  • Display: 6.01-inch AMOLED display with 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio, 430nits typical brightness, 402ppi pixel density, 60000:1 contrast ratio, 101.3% Typical DCI-P3 color
  • Processor: 2.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU
  • RAM and Storage: 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB UFS 2.1 Storage. 10GB LPDDR4X RAM with 256GB UFS 2.1 storage space
  • Front camera: 20 Mega Pixels with F/2.2 Aperture, 1.0µm pixel size, 5P lens, Selfie Real time beauty, 4K/1080p/720p video recording, Slow Motion capture
  • Rear camera: 12MP primary rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, F/1.75 Aperture, 1.25µm pixel size, 6P lens. 20MP secondary rear camera with F/1.75 Aperture, 1.0µm pixel size, 6P lens Supports PDAF, HDR, Portrait, Panorama, AI camera features
  • Battery: 4000 mAh (typical) / 3900 mAh (minimum) with Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Dual Band (2.4/5GHz) 2×2 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth V5.0, USB Type-C, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou
  • Sensors: Gyro, Geomagnetic, Gravity, Distance, Ambient Light

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo Price

  • 6GB RAM + 128GB storage: 3199 Yuan (US$ 415 / Rs. 33,900 approx.)
  • 8GB RAM + 128GB storage: 3499 Yuan (US$ 505 / Rs. 37,100 approx.)
  • 10GB RAM + 256GB storage: 4199 Yuan (US$ 605 / Rs. 44,520 approx.)

The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo will be up for order starting today and will go on sale in China from October 30th.

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