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Xiaomi Black Shark Helo announced with Snapdragon 845

Xiaomi has just announced the successor to their gaming smartphone Xiaomi Black Shark with the name Xiaomi Black Shark Helo which comes with a whopping 10GB of RAM and dual liquid cooling support.

Black Shark Helo Price

The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo is priced at 3199 yuan (around $416) for the 6GB RAM with 128GB internal storage variant, 3499 yuan (around $504) for the 8GB RAM with 128GB inbuilt storage variant and 4199 yuan (around $605) for the top-end 10GB RAM + 256GB inbuilt storage option that comes with both right and left gamepads.

It is available for pre-orders and will go on sale in China starting from October 30th. No details are available about its global debut. It comes with two liquid cooling pipes that keep the phone cool while gaming by reducing the CPU’s core temperature by up to 12 degrees, compared to 8 degrees in the predecessor. The device has a metal back shell with 3D glass and a condensed ridgeline offering a three-dimensional look. It has a glowing RGB logo on the back with AI game lighting that changes colour depending on the game.

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo
Xiaomi Black Shark Helo

Black Shark Helo Specs

The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo features a 6.01-inch Full HD+ 18:9 display with 100% NTSC colour gamut, 430 nits brightness and 2160 × 1080 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 2.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 64-bit 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU. It comes with 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4x of RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) inbuilt storage options and another variant with 10GB LPDDR4x of RAM with 256GB (UFS 2.1) of internal storage capacity. It runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Joy UI and supports Dual SIMs (nano + nano).

It features a dual rear camera with a 12-megapixel camera with f/1.75 aperture, 1.25µm pixel size, dual-tone LED flash and a secondary 20-megapixel rear camera with 1.0µm pixel size, f/1.75 aperture. It has a 20-megapixel front-facing camera with a 1.0µm pixel size and f/2.2 aperture. It is backed up by a 4000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support and comes with 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C connectivity options.

It has a fingerprint sensor on the back. It also comes with audio enhancement features like Dual Smart PA, Hi-Fi Audio and Dual Front Speakers. The device comes with a two-stage SHARK key for high-performance gaming mode. It measures 160×75.25x 8.7mm and weighs 190 grams.

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