Xiaomi has just released another beast of a smartphone with the Black Shark Helo. Packed with all the amenities that you expect from a flagship gaming smartphone, the Xiaomi Black Shark Helo comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and up to 10GB of RAM.

The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo comes with an improved screen with the smartphone having a 6.01-inch FullHD+ AMOLED display, which should deliver a a better gaming experience by providing deeper blacks and superior color. The only downside of the screen, however, is that it is running only at 60Hz compared to the faster refresh rates given by other gaming smartphones like the ROG Phone.

Providing processing power to the smartphone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC as well as up to 10GB of RAM (depending on the SKU). To keep the gaming experience for longer, the Xiaomi Black Shark Helo uses vapor chamber to cool the Qualcomm chip inside it.

Flanking the smartphone is a dual 12MP + 20MP f/1.75 camera setup while at the front is a single 20MP f/1.75 shooter. One of the bigger downsides on the Xiaomi Black Shark, however, is its lack of a 3.5mm jack. To compensate for this, Xiaomi’s latest gaming smartphone comes with front-facing stereo speakers.

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Screen 6.01-inch FullHD+ AMOLED
RAM 6GB/8GB/10GB
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Rear Camera 12MP + 20MP f/1.75
Front Camera 20MP f/1.75
Storage 128GB/256GB
Network 4G, LTE
Connectivity WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
Others Vapor Chamber Cooling, Gamer Studio App
Battery 4,000mAh

The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo will be initially available in China starting at ¥3,199 (USD 460) for the 6GB/128GB version and ¥3,499 (USD 504) for the 8GB/128GB variant. The price for the 10GB/256GB model, however, hasn’t been released yet. No word as well if the Xiaomi Black Shark Helo will make a landing in the Philippines.

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