Xiaomi’s Black Shark 2 is now official. Well, the company calls this smartphone as the Black Shark Helo. The smartphone has 10Gigs of RAM, a beefy processor, and an AMOLED panel. Well, the internals on the smartphones are cooled, and the smartphone comes along with gaming accessories. The Black Shark Helo not a huge step up from the last generation. And, it brings some minor upgrades over its predecessor. Some of the highlights include the wireless-charging, Snapdragon 845 SoC, QuickCharge 3.0+ support, and 4,000mAh battery.
Black Shark Helo price
The Black Shark Helo price has been set at CNY3,199 ($460) in China. At this price, you can grab this smartphone with 6GB of RAM. Further, the variant with 8GB alteration will set you back at CNY3,499 ($505). Also, there is the third variant that comes with 10GB/256GB configuration, but the price and availability of this handset are unknown. The Black Shark Helo will be made available only in China starting November 10.
Black Shark Helo specifications
The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo is a dual sim smartphone. The smartphone has a 6.01″ AMOLED display with FHD+ (1080 x 2160) resolution. The smartphone shares the same 1:89 aspect ratio as its predecessor. The display has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and there is no fancy 120hz refresh rate to be seen. Also, the screen is an HDR10-compliant display with a dedicated mobile chip by Pixelworks. Well, this helps the handset to convert SDR content to HDR in real-time.
The Black Shark Helo comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC along with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Well, both of these models come along with 128GB of internal storage, and the storage is not expandable via a microSD card slot. Besides, there is a third model that comes along with 10Gb of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The Black Shark Helo packs a whopping 4,000 mAh battery. And, it has support for fast charging via the USB-C connector on the bottom of the device. Also, the Black Shark Helo comes along with the Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0+ support to enhance the charging experience on the handset. The Black Shark Helo runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with Xiaomi’s MIUI 10 on top.
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ThBlack Shark Helo comes with a dual camera setup on the rear. The primary camera is a 12MP wide-angle lens with f/1.75 aperture and featuring big 1.25μm pixels. The pairing sensor is a 20MP camera that is same as the front-facing shooter delivering 20MP resolution and f/2.2 aperture.
Black Shark Helo Gaming Aesthetics
The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo comes along with new gaming accessories to enhance the Gaming experience. Also, there is a hardware button that puts the phone into gaming mode on the fly. Further, the Gamer Studio app on the smartphone lets you tweak the CPU, display, network, etc., so you can create different gaming profiles for each game. Well, the smartphone gives you an option to share your gaming profiles via the “Shark Code” feature.
Lastly, the Gaming aesthetics on this smartphone boasts front-firing stereo speaker, vapor chamber for cooling, and a display with HDR-10. The company adds to this handset the RGB LED-illuminated back logo and side strips that make it one of the best-looking gaming smartphones out there. Lastly, the smartphone has no headphone jack, and it’s a foolish decision not to include the headphone jack hardware on a gaming smartphone.