Xiaomi just released the follow-up of its Black Shark gaming smartphone, the Xiaomi Black Shark Helo.
The smartphone arrived as a successor to the original Xiaomi Black Shark that was released in April this year.
Looking at the specifications, the Xiaomi Black Shark Helo is a powerhouse. Powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor coupled with either 6 or 8 or 10GB RAM. It comes in two storage options: 128GB and 256GB. A 4,000mAh battery that can be fast charged at 18W. The screen is a 6.1-inch AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18:9, and with HDR support.
It has also got a 12MP+20MP rear cameras, and a 20MP front-facing camera.
The Xiaomi Black Shark is equipped with a new liquid cooling system that leverages double heat pipe partition to prevent the handset from overheating.
The Xiaomi Black Shark starting price for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB version is CNY 3,199 and the 8GB+128GB variant is CNY 3,499. The premium 10GB RAM/ 256GB storage model comes with a price tag of CNY 4199.
The smartphone will ship only in the black colour variant and will be available for pre-order via the Xiaomi China site and will go on sale starting October 30.
Xiaomi Black Shark Helo full specification
|ETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, November 10|
|BODY||Dimensions||160 x 75.2 x 8.7 mm (6.30 x 2.96 x 0.34 in)|
|Weight||190 g (6.70 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.01 inches, 93.2 cm2 (~77.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)|
|– 100% DCI-P3 coverage|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)|
|Internal||256 GB, 10 GB RAM, 128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Dual||12 MP, f/1.8, 1.25µm, dual pixel PDAF
20 MP, f/1.8, 1.0µm, AF, 2x optical zoom
|Features||Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single||20 MP, f/2.2, 1.0µm|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W (Quick Charge 3.0)
– XviD/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery|