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Xiaomi Black Shark Helo Gaming Phone With 10GB Of RAM

Written by Bibhu Prasad Bal

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 Black Shark Helo

Body design

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.

Display

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.

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo

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.

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo

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.

Software

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.

Battery

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
  CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
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)
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2018, October
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)
Multitouch Yes
  – 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)
GPU Adreno 630
MEMORY Card slot No
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 [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
SELFIE CAMERA Single 20 MP, f/2.2, 1.0µm
Video [email protected]
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
  – 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
Radio No
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
Browser HTML5
  – 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
MISC Colors Black
Price Starting from Rs 34,000

Conclusion

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.

Do you prefer a gaming phone? Let me know in the comment section.

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Bibhu Prasad Bal

A professional content writer and a tech-savvy guy. He loves to explain stuff in a simple way, no matter what and how complicated it is.

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