Xiaomi Black Shark Helo gaming smartphone with up to 10GB of RAM, refreshed design launched

“The Black Shark Helo brings a new dual pipe liquid cooling technology to ensure heat dissipation during gaming sessions”

Earlier this year, Xiaomi joined the club of gaming-centric smartphone manufacturers with the launch of the Black Shark (first impressions) phone. Today, the company has introduced the second model in the series, called the Black Shark Helo. The new phone brings a slightly different design and upgraded innards than its predecessor. 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.

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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

The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo comes with a 6.01-inch full-HD+ (1,080 x 2,160 pixels) AMOLED screen with 18:9 aspect ratio and 430 nits brightness. The fingerprint sensor of the smartphone has been moved to the back below the primary camera setup. While the Black Shark sports a horizontally aligned dual rear camera setup, the Black Shark Helo gets a vertically-stacked dual camera setup on the back. A breathing LED notification light is hidden under the “S” logo at the rear, and there are LED lights are on the sides.

Moving on, the 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.

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For imaging, the Xiaomi Black Shark Helo flaunts a 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. In terms of connectivity, the Black Shark Helo features 4G LTE, VoLTE, dual-SIM slots, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and A-GPS. A 4,000mAh battery with fast charging capabilities keeps the whole show running.

Key Specs

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | 6 GBProcessor
6.39 inches Display
48 MP + 12 MPRear camera
20 MPSelfie camera
4000 mAh Battery
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