Finally, a 10GB RAM smartphone is officially here! Xiaomi has made the feat. This is also a second generation gaming phone from the company. And what do you think? That’s a world of unlimited gaming opportunities for anyone who is a video game monger. This smartphone, known as Xiaomi Black Shark Helo, and you can also call it the Black Shark 2, has put the company on an unprecedented pedestal.
It is not just about that. Every other thing about the device is premium. Yet, the price is so moderate that you won’t believe it. Let’s take a few moments to check the full specifications of Xiaomi Black Shark Helo.
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Design and Display of Xiaomi Black Shark Helo
Xiaomi Black Shark Helo body design is made up of aluminum alloy, which tells anyone that this mobile device is sophisticated. The dimensions found are 75.25 x 160 x 8.7mm. It weighs 190 gram and we believe that this is helped by the battery. It is not water resistant, nor does it have a secondary display. However, it’s got some forms of protection. Further, it comes in black, red, and blue colors.
Display type in Xiaomi Black Shark Helo is QHD+ AMOLED capacitive touch screen. Screen size is 6.01 inches, something that’s not bad for a gaming smartphone. Also, it has 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution with 16 million colors. In like manner, the pixel density is 402 ppi, the screen to body ratio is 77.67 percent, and aspect ratio is 18:9.
It is multi-touch capacitive, up to 10 fingers, it also scratch resistant, made with Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
To the rear, there is dual camera setup of 12 MP plus 20 MP dual LED flash shooters. These are able to give out FHD recording, with video quality 2160p@30fps, 1080p@240fps, which suggests that these are able to capture different speeds limits. Advanced features in these cameras include Sony IMX486 Exmor RS + Sony IMX376 Exmor RS. Yet, other nice features such as auto focus, continuous shooting, HDR, Panorama, and the rest are also in here.
For the front camera which is 20 MP, there is no front flash feature but it is empowered by the f/2.2 aperture.
Hardware and Software of Xiaomi Black Shark Helo
Android 8.1 reigns supreme as the operating system in the Xiaomi Black Shark Helo smartphone. It comes with JoyUI interface. Furthermore, it is assisted by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC chipset with process technology 10nm. Octa-core 2.8 GHz 8-Cores is the CPU, and Adreno 630 is for GPU. Meanwhile, the architecture found in Xiaomi Black Shark Helo is 64-bit.
There are three variants of the Xiaomi Black Shark Helo smartphone. RAM are as follows 6GB, which is the base variant, 8GB which is the medium, and also 10GB which is the highest. Likewise, internal storage for these are 128GB/256GB. Push things up to 512GB with a microSD card.
Network and Connectivity
2G (GSM), 3G (WCDMA, HSDPA), and 4G (LTE) run things when it comes to internet networks in the Xiaomi Black Shark Helo. These are accompanied by Wi-Fi, hotspot, Bluetooth, NFC, Glonass, GPS, A-GPS, HDMI, 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB 2.0, and other connectivity components. Sensors include rear fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, etc.
Xiaomi Black Shark Helo smartphone comes with a moderate 4000 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery. There is fast charging technology involved here, which means you can charge your phone from zero percent to 100 percent in just about two hours. However, there is no wireless charging technology for Black Shark Helo.
Xiaomi Black Shark Helo – Technical Specs
- 6.01-inch diagonal AMOLED display, Full HD resolution + (2160 x 1080 pixels), 402 PPI;
- dimensions of 160 x 75.25 x 8.7 mm for 190 grams of weight;
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor up to 2.8 GHz, Qualcomm Adreno 630 GPU;
- 6/8/10 GB of dual-channel LPDDR4X RAM;
- 128/256 GB of UFS 2.1 non-expandable storage;
- fingerprint reader on the back and facial recognition;
- dual 12 + 20-megapixel rear camera with f / 1.75-1.75 aperture, PDAF autofocus, and dual LED flash;
- 20-megapixel front camera with f / 2.2 aperture;
- support dual SIM LTE, Wi-Fi Dual Band, Bluetooth 5.0, aptX and aptX HD, USB Type-C, GPS / A-GPS / GLONASS / BeiDou, liquid cooling;
- 4000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0;
- Android 8.1 Oreo operating system with JOY UI interface;
Price and Availability
Black Shark Helo base variant price is about $416 USD, the medium variant is $504, while the higher-end sells for $605 USD. Xiaomi Black Shark Helo is up for pre-order, and will be on sale by October 31st, 2018.