The new gaming smartphone from Black Shark is finally here! The gaming smartphone from Xiaomi which we thought would launch as Black Shark 2 has got a completely different name. Dubbed under the name Black Shark Helo, the phone is definitely not a direct successor to the Black Shark gaming phone probably because they have the same processor. The gaming smartphone has definitely got a bunch of useful upgrades some of which are appearing in a phone for the first time ever, like 10 GBs of RAM.
Black Shark Helo Design:
The Helo gaming smartphone has a completely different design from previously launched Xiaomi Black Shark. It has an 18:9 display with little bezel but it now has symmetrically designed front-facing cameras. The Black Shark Helo also has got a green thin line that goes around the front and rear of the phone, which makes it look straight out of some alien world.
Talking about the back, a large area of the back is covered in glass with the pattern from the original Black Shark underneath. The area covered in glass is where you have the dual camera setup which is now vertically arranged in a straight line with the LED flash and fingerprint scanner.
The back also has a Black Shark logo which now glows due to the RGB LED. There is one on each side of the frame that can change between 16.8 million colors that comes with different effects based on the games you are playing on the device.
Black Shark Helo Specs:
The Black Shark Helo sports a 6.01-inch display with 18:9 display. It is not just only bigger than the original but it now has an AMOLED screen and not LCD. The smartphone also has a dedicated image processing chip that can work with the AMOLED display for superior HDR quality images and videos.
The Helo has the same Snapdragon 845 processor found in a lot of flagship phones but it is the first smartphone to have massive 10 GB of RAM. The smartphone beats the Mi MIX 3, which is scheduled to launch on this Thursday. The 10 GB RAM version comes with 256 GB of inbuilt storage. There is also a 6 GB RAM version with 128 GB of onboard storage and an 8 GB of RAM version with 128 GB of storage.
The previous Black Shark gaming phone has liquid cooling to keep the phone’s temperature normal at gaming but the Black Shark Helo has two liquid cooling pipes with a combined area of 10000mm². The cooling pipes can reduce the processor’s temperature by up to 12°C and increases thermal efficiency by up to 20 times.
For the camera, the Black Shark Helo has dual rear AI cameras. The one is a 12 MP primary sensor and other is a 20 MP secondary sensor. For selfies, there is a 20 MP camera that can also take portrait mode selfies.
The Helo also comprises front-facing stereo speakers. The Shark Key is also still there for one-key push performance boost and DND activation.
There are also some bunch of new features such as Gamer Studio which is a dedicated app where users can adjust CPU settings, notifications, sounds, and more. There is also a Shark Time feature which is an AI-based feature that automatically records highlights while you are playing games and allows you to share them.
Black Shark Helo Pricing and Availability:
The Black Shark Helo is available for ¥3199 (~$460) for the 6 GB RAM variant, the device is priced at ¥3499 (~$504) for the 8 GB RAM model and ¥4199 (~$605) for the 10 GB RAM variant. One can also pre-order all three models on the official Black Shark site, JD.com, and Mi.com today before they go on sale on October 30. The 10 GB RAM variant will come bundled with a Black Wing left-hand gamepad and a Black Wing right-hand touchpad controller.