Xiaomi Launches Gaming Smartphone Black Shark Helo with 10GB RAM and AMOLED Screen
Xiaomi today launched its latest smartphone targeted at mobile gamers – Black Shark Helo. The overall design of Black Shark Helo is not changed in comparison with its previous model – Black Shark. The new model features up to 10GB RAM, becoming the first phone in the world to have such onboard memory. The new model is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor.
The new model comes with an efficient powerful cooling system – known as Liquid Cool. This technology greatly improves the cooling efficiency of CPU and efficiently cools the core components of the device. The fingerprint sensor design is also new compared with the previous model. The fingerprint unlock button has been moved to the bottom of the camera modules on the back panel. This avoids accidentally touching the HOME button while playing the game.
The Black Shark Helo innovatively adopts a front double sound design with a pair of symmetrical speakers on the front and on the bottom, which brings a true stereo effect and does not block the sound during the game, allowing users to immerse themselves in the game. The main camera features 12+ 20MP modules (12 MP, f/1.8, 1.25µm, dual pixel PDAF 20 MP, f/1.8, 1.0µm, AF, 2x optical zoom). The front camera delivers 20MP resolution and f/2.2 aperture.
The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 standard support. A dedicated mobile chip by Pixelworks helps converting SDR content to HDR in real-time. The color gamma is the same — neon green color in combination with black. RGB lighting effects were also added on the Logo and side lights.
The screen size is 6.01 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (16M colors). The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo measures 160×75.26×8.7mm (little bit smaller than its predecessor) and weighs 190g. The model comes with three variations: 6/128GB; 8/128GB and top configuration 10/256GB (this model comes with two gaming controllers in the package).
The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo will be available in China on October 30. The base model, priced at 3199 yuan (approx $461) comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and 3499 yuan (approx $504) for the variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. There’s no word on pricing for the 10GB RAM and 256GB storage model. The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo comes in black color only.