Xiaomi Black Shark Helo smartphone was launched in October 2018. The phone comes with a 6.01-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2160 pixels. The Xiaomi Black Shark has been announced at a starting price of CNY 3,199 in China. This price is for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage variant. Meanwhile, for the 8GB+128GB variant, you will have to pay CNY 3,499. The premium 10GB RAM/ 256GB storage model comes with a price tag of CNY 4199. Notably, the smartphone will ship in only one Black color variant. It is available for pre-order via the Xiaomi China site and will go on sale starting October 30.
The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo is powered by 2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, coupled with Adreno 630 GPU and three different RAM and storage variants. It comes in 6GB, 8GB, and 10GB RAM models. The phone packs 128GB of internal storage. The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo packs a 12-megapixel (f/1.75, 1.25-micron) + 20-megapixel (f/1.75, 1.0-micron) primary camera on the rear and a 20-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo run on Android Oreo and is powered by a 4000mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 support. It measures 160.00 x 75.25 x 8.70 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 190.00 grams.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, AGPS, Glonass, aptX and aptX HD support. Sensors onboard are an ambient light sensor, a geomagnetic sensor, gravity sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. The phone measures 160×75.25×8.7mm and weigh 190 grams.
The Xiaomi Black Shark is equipped with a new liquid cooling system that leverages double heat pipe partition to prevent the handset from overheating. The company is also touting the presence of an X+1 antenna, ensuring better connectivity. It also comes with front stereo speakers. Xiaomi also announced a controller dock for the Black Shark Helo, called as Black Shark Biplane Handle. The controller comes with a joystick and other buttons and can be connected to the handset. The 6GB and 8GB RAM variants will ship with a Biplane Handle for the left side and the 10GB RAM model will get one on both the sides.
Xiaomi Black Shark Helo full specifications
- Release date October 2018
- Form factor Touchscreen
- Dimensions (mm) 160.00 x 75.25 x 8.70
- Weight (g) 190.00
- Battery capacity (mAh) 4000
- Colours Black
- Screen size (inches) 6.01
- Touchscreen Yes
- Resolution 1080×2160 pixels
- Aspect ratio 18:9
- Processor 2.8GHz
- Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
- RAM 6GB
- Internal storage 128GB
- Rear camera 12-megapixel (f/1.75, 1.25-micron) + 20-megapixel (f/1.75, 1.0-micron)
- Rear autofocus Phase detection autofocus
- Rear flash LED
- Front camera 20-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.0-micron)
- Operating system Android
- GPS Yes
- USB Type-C Yes
- Fingerprint sensor Yes
- Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
- Ambient light sensor Yes
- Gyroscope Yes