Xiaomi’s sub-brand Black Shark has introduced its second gaming smartphone in China. Dubbed as Black Shark Helo Gaming Phone, the smartphone comes with a price tag of 3199 yuan (approx. Rs 33,900) for the 6GB + 128GB variant, 3499 Yuan (approx Rs 37,000) for 8GB + 128GB option, and the top-end 10GB + 256GB model is priced at 4199 Yuan (approx Rs 44,000). It will go on sale from October 30, 2018.
The latest gaming smartphone from Xiaomi comes loaded with two liquid cooling pipes to cool the phone during gaming and it can reduce CPU’s core temperature up to 12-degree, which is better as compared to its predecessor. The back panel comes loaded with a glowing RGB logo and LED strips at the side. It has dedicated two-stage SHARK key that provides immersive gaming experience. The 6GB and 8GB models come with a single analogue stick known as Black Shark Biplane Handle, while the top-end variant comes with two analogue sticks. The phone comes loaded with X+1 antenna design for better connectivity and front stereo speakers.
Jumping straight to the specifications, the Black Shark Helo Gaming Phone features a 6.01-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The phone is powered by a 2.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor along with Adreno 630 GPU.
|Xiaomi Black Shark Helo Gaming Phone|
|Display||6.01-inch Full HD+ AMOLED|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC|
|Rear Camera||12MP + 20MP|
|Memory||6GB / 8GB + 128GB / 10GB + 256GB|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo|
The gaming smartphone is backed by a 6GB/8GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage. There is a top-end variant that is equipped with 10GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. On the camera front, it is equipped with a dual-camera setup with a configuration of a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.75 aperture, 1.25-micron pixel size along with a 20-megapixel secondary shooter with f/1.75 aperture and 1.0-micron pixel size. For the front, there is a 20-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture.
The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Joy UI running on top of it. It is backed by a 4000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging support. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, NFC and USB Type-C port. The phone measures 160 x 75.25 x 8.7mm and weighs 190 grams.