09 January 2019
Xiaomi introduced the Black Shark Helo Gaming smartphone a few days back in an event in China. The phone boasts some serious hardware specifications like Snapdragon 845 processor, liquid cooling and it also is World’s first smartphone with 10 GB of RAM.
The phone was available for pre-orders on Xiaomi’s Chinese website and it went for its first sale earlier today. Those who were able to pre-order it earlier can expect the phone to be delivered soon. Though Black Shark’s website has the global page already up, there is no word regarding international launch yet.
Talking about the specifications, the Black Shark Helo comes with an upgraded display compared to the original Black Shark phone. It comes equipped with a new 6-inch AMOLED display with 2160*1080 pixel resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with Adreno 630 GPU and 10 GB of RAM.
There is a 4000 mAh battery to power the phone and a dual pipe liquid cooling system, dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 20-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front, there is a 20-megapixel camera for selfies. The phone also houses an RGB LED illuminated logo and LED strip at the back.
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.