Tech 23 Oct
Xiaomi has announced the successor to it first generation Black Shark gaming smartphone. The Black Shark Helo is the world’s first smartphone with 10 GB of RAM while everyone was expecting that the Mi Mix 3 to do the honors.
The Black Shark Helo comes with a host of improvements and upgrades right from design to specifications. The phone comes with a 6.01-inches OLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 10 GB of RAM, up to 256 GB onboard storage and is powered by a 4000 mAh battery which comes with Quick Charge 3.0 fast charge support.
In terms of optics, the Black Shark Helo comes with a vertically aligned dual rear camera setup consisting a 20-megapixel standard sensor and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor. There is a 20-megapixel front-facing snapper for selfies. It also houses front-firing stereo speakers located at the top and bottom of the display. These speakers can be fine-tuned as your preference with the help of a software.
The phone like the Razer Phone 2 houses an RGB lit logo and LED strips at the back highlighting the contoured design. It also comes with a dual-pipe vapor cooling system to keep the temperature under control, something we've already seen in POCO F1.
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The Black Shark Helo is available in three storage and memory combinations. The base variant comes with 6GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage and is priced at CNY 3199 or USD 460, the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant costs CNY 3499 or USD 504 while the one that houses a mammoth 10GB RAM and 256GB internal storage is priced at CNY 4199 or USD 609.
The phone is available in China at the moment, however, Black Shark may be planning to go global soon as hinted on their website. As usual, we will have to wait.