Xiaomi Black Shark Helo Launched With 10 GB RAM
Black Shark Helo
6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM - ¥3199 (around Rs. 33,800/- )
8 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM - ¥3499 (around Rs. 37,000/- )
160mm x 72.25mm x 8.7 mm
Extreme Night Black
2160 x 1080 px
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Smart beauty modes.
2160p @ 30 fps
slow motion 720p @120fps
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Dual Liquid Cooling Pipes
18W Fast Charging
Black Shark is a sub-brand of Xiaomi and they make gaming focused smartphones. Recently, the company has launched their second smartphone, the Black Shark Helo. The Black Shark Helo has a front & rear glass build with RGB lights and green color accents. The power button and the volume rockers are placed on the right side of the device.
The Black Shark Helo has three virtual navigation keys on the screen and dual front firing stereo speakers. The device has a single front facing camera and dual rear cameras. For securely unlocking the smartphone, it has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The Black Shark Helo has 160mm x 72.25mm x 8.7 mm dimensions and weighs 190 grams. It has a 6.01 inch AMOLED screen with 2160 x 1080 px resolution and a pixel density of 402 ppi. The display is a 430 nit brightness panel with the contrast ratio of 60000 : 1 and 18:9 aspect ratio. The Black Shark Helo runs on the 2.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 CPU along with the Adreno 630 GPU. It is available in multiple variants with different RAM & ROM combinations
- 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM
- 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM
- 10GB RAM + 256GB ROM
The Black Shark Helo uses high speed UFS 2.1 Storage and dual channel LPDDR4X RAM. It has a 4,000 mAh non user removable lithium-ion battery with 18 W Qualcomm Fast charge 3.0 support. Talking about the camera sensors, the dual rear cameras have a 12 MP, 6-piece lens, f/1.75 aperture equipped sensor and a 20 MP, 6-piece lens, f/1.75 aperture equipped sensor with dual-LED flash. The front camera uses a 20 MP, 5-piece lens, f/2.2 aperture equipped sensor. The rear cameras can capture 2160p videos @ 30 fps, 1080p videos @30fps, and slow motion 720p videos @120fps whereas the front camera records 1080p videos @ 30fps. The smartphone also supports camera features like portrait mode, countdown selfie and Smart Beauty modes.
In terms of connectivity, the Black Shark Helo supports dual NANO-SIM 4G VoLTE, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0. For charging and data transfer, the smartphone makes use of the built-in Type-C USB port.
The Black Shark Helo has two liquid cooling pipes to keep the temperatures under check even while playing resource exhausting games. Moreover, it has a dedicated SHARK button on the left side which when slid up closes all the background apps and puts the smartphone in to SHARKSPACE mode for gaming. The Black Shark 2 has a green and black color scheming, both in terms of physical looks or the custom-UI. Pressing the power and volume up button simultaneously starts screen recording which can be uploaded or streamed on websites like YouTube or Twitch.
For aesthetics, the Black Shark Helo makes use of RGB lights which are present in the rear Shark logo and LED strips that are integrated in to the side bezels. The RGB lights are a in high demand within the gaming community and users will surely appreciate the cool look on the smartphone. The company has also showcased a lot of gaming accesories for the Black Shark Helo like the Bluetooth Gaming Earphones and removable Bluetooth Gaming Controller.
As the name suggests, the Gaming controllers use Bluetooth technology to connect with the smartphone and they have an inbuilt battery which is a plus point for gamers as it wont quickly drain the Black Shark Helo’s built in battery.
Beside the Black Shark Helo itself, the box comes bundled with a glass screen protector, hard plastic case, USB Type-C to 3.5 mm adapter, Type-C charging cable and the 18 W fast charger along with some quick start guides.
Black Shark Helo Price & Availability
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The Black Shark Helo in Extreme Night Black color is available for pre-order in China right now but the reservations are only open till 10 AM on October 30 for the first batch of devices. Notably, the top of the line 10 GB RAM/256 ROM variant is not yet listed for sale. The price of available variants is as follows:
- 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM – ¥3199 (around Rs. 33,800/- )
- 8 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM – ¥3499 (around Rs. 37,000/- )
The device is currently available in China and we wish Xiaomi will launch the Black Shark Helo in India soon.