Xiaomi has become a trusted brand in the mobile phone industry. As the gaming is on trending Xiaomi always focused on what customers want. For that Xiaomi Black Shark Helo has been launched.
Xiaomi’s Black Shark series is known as the flagship gaming smartphone. Last year it has introduced the first version of Black Shark limitedly in China.
After a huge welcome from fans, Xiaomi has introduced Black Shark Helo with 10GB of RAM. We have already seen Mi Mix 3 will have 5G support and 10 GB RAM. This smartphone mainly focused on gamers. We are expecting that the name of this smartphone will be Black Shark 2.
As it is a gaming specific phone you may be interested to see what is the hardware components in it?
So in this article, you will find the full specification of Xiaomi Black Shark Helo.
So let’s get started.
Xiaomi Black Shark Helo 7S – First look
As there is a hype in the market that this is a budget gaming phone, so let’s see what are the features of Xiaomi Black Shark Helo?
Xiaomi’s Black Shark series is always on the front line for its attractive body design. This model also has nice looking body design.
The dimension of the phone is 160 x 75.2 x 8.7 mm (6.30 x 2.96 x 0.34 in). The weight of the phone is 190g.
The power lock and unlock button and volume key is present in the right side of the phone.
On the top there is nothing special to describe but a secondary mic for noise cancelations is present.
There is no 3.5mm audio jack in this phone. The gamer may not digest a gaming phone without an audio jack. On the sides of the phone, there is a customizable LED light strip. The audio boasts with front-facing stereo speakers.
On the back side of the phone, there is a dual camera setup. Below the dual camera, there is a glowing Black Shark logo. There is a fingerprint sensor on the back side of this phone.
Xiaomi Black Shark Helo has a 6.01-inch (1080×2160 pixels) display. The screen comes with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The PPI density is 402 pixels per inch.
Camera And Sensors
Xiaomi Black Shark Helo has a dual-rear camera setup. The cameras are a 12-megapixel and 20-megapixel. Both having f/1.8 aperture and LED flash.
It has a front camera with a 20-megapixel and f/2.2 aperture.
It includes sensors like Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.
Processor And Performances
As it is a gaming phone the hardware components plays an important role.
Xiaomi Black Shark Helo comes with Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) processor. The CPU is Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) and the GPU is Adreno 630.
With the combination of these hardware components, you can get the best gaming experience. The phone also has a liquid cooling system to prevent overheating.
Xiaomi Black Shark Helo runs on top of Android Oreo v8.1 and latest EMUI 10 user interface.
You can get some advanced UI with the new EMUI 10.
The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 standard support.
The 4,000 mAh battery will last long in the gaming sessions.
RAM and Storage
This phone comes with three varients. 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage, 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage and the premium 10 GB RAM + 256 GB storage.
There is no microSD card support on this phone.
Xiaomi Black Shark Helo price
Xiaomi announced the prices of the phones in China. The price for the 6 GB RAM + 128 GB inbuilt storage variant is CNY 3,199 (roughly Rs. 34,100). For the 8 GB + 128GB variant the price is CNY 3,499 (roughly Rs. 37,000). The premium model 10 GB RAM + 256 GB storage comes with a price of CNY 4199 (roughly Rs. 44,500).
This has only one color variant i.e black.
It is available for pre-order in the Xiaomi China site and the sale will start on October 30.
Xiaomi Black Shark Helo full specification
Here is the full specification of Xiaomi Black Shark Helo.
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Speed||HSPA, LTE-A (3CA)|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, November 10|
|BODY||Dimensions||160 x 75.2 x 8.7 mm (6.30 x 2.96 x 0.34 in)|
|Weight||190 g (6.70 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.01 inches, 93.2 cm2 (~77.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)|
|– 100% DCI-P3 coverage|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)|
|Internal||256 GB, 10 GB RAM, 128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Dual||12 MP, f/1.8, 1.25µm, dual pixel PDAF
20 MP, f/1.8, 1.0µm, AF, 2x optical zoom
|Features||Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single||20 MP, f/2.2, 1.0µm|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W (Quick Charge 3.0)
– XviD/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery|
|Price||Starting from Rs 34,000|
Xiaomi Black Shark Helo is a dedicated gaming phone. It can be packed with the gaming accessories. With the two controllers – one for each side of the phone you can get the full experience of gaming. There is a hardware button that puts the phone into gaming mode.
We have seen a lot of rumors that the next version of Black Shark (Xiaomi Black Shark Helo) will launch globally. Let’s will Xiaomi do so or not.
The price is also not as high as compared to the flagship grade. Note that the above price is for the Chinese market.
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