The Xiaomi Mi releases a promising gaming smartphone; lately, Xiaomi Black Shark Helo also referred to as Black Shark 2. Before now, gaming phones were not even something to give consideration, but to our surprise competition is starting to come up in this section of mobile phone production.
A few months back we have had so many commercial unveilings from different mobile phone companies with the Xiaomi also debuting its second gaming-oriented smartphone just in one year.
Just like every other smartphone, the Xiaomi Black Shark Helo debuts in two variations. One comes with an advanced 8GB RAM while the other one has a lower 6GB RAM but, they still give out almost the same performance. And both variations have the same dedicated 128GB internal storage device, which provides users with enough space to store a massive amount of files. They are respectively priced at $460 which is approximately 167000 Naira and $500 approximately 182000 Naira. The 10GB Sporting Edition costs about $605 which approximates N217800 Remember, you can still get them at lower prices on the Jumia Black Friday, just follow the link below.
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It didn’t just end there, Xiaomi Mi is quite mean for the gaming-centric smartphones. This time around it has dumbfounded the mobile market with a 10GB RAM Sports Edition of the Black Shark along with a 256GB. Amassing. I’m quite sure that so many game freaks will be targeting this one. Well, it is scheduled for the December 12 release which means it won’t be on sale until that day.
While it is somewhat unfortunate that the Black Shark Helo may be sold outside of its native market, the company has promised that a global launch might be considered. However, the early arrival of the phone in China could be a sign that we’re going to see it soon in other markets as well. Below is a detailed specification of the Xiaomi Black Shark Helo.
Key Specifications of the Xiaomi Black Shark Helo
• 6.01-inch, AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen
• 1080 x 2160 resolution (403 PPI)
• Android 8.0 Oreo
• Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU
• 6GB / 8GB / 10GB RAM
• 128GB / 255GB internal storage with no support for memory card
• 12MP + 20MP Dual back camera plus a 20MP front camera
• 4G LTE
• Fingerprint scanner (rear)
• 4000mAh nonremovable Li-ion battery
Display and design
The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo debuts with a 6.1-inches AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen. Although there are no much changes in the display section, the AMOLED screen is still protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass which makes it almost impossible to scratch or even break when it slips off the hand. The display serves users with the Full HD viewing gaming experience coupled with a 1080 x 2160 resolution (403 PPI).
The device sports a metallic and polycarbonate material. According to Xiaomi, there is a double cooling pipe which reduces the CPU’s temperature of the smartphone by 12°. At the front, you will get the two front-facing speakers for a clear and filtered sound delivery. Then the back of the smartphone; the LED flash, the dual camera, Fingerprint scanner, and the Brand’s logo are all aligned accordingly on the same line.
Cameras and Battery
Apart from other notable specifications of the Xiaomi Black Shark Helo the cameras still make a significant contribution to the excellence of the smartphone. The primary dual camera offers spectacular photography and a 1080 pixels (Full HD) video quality. The same video quality goes to the selfie camera. The Dual back camera is a 12MP main snapper with a 2X optical zoom sensor plus a 20MP auxiliary snapper. On the front side of the smartphone, you will get a 20MP selfie snapper. All are doing impressing jobs.
The battery is one of the exciting things about the Black Shark Helo. If you are the game freak, you don’t just have to worry about how to juice up your phone as it comes with a massive 4000mAh battery capacity along with the fast charge support.
Hardware and Software
The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo flaunts astounding storage devices as we noted earlier, the mobile phone debuts in two significant variations. The higher variant comes with an 8GB RAM while the other variant which a little bit lower has a 6GB RAM, all with a 128GB internal storage device. On the other hand, the sports Edition of the Black Shark packs 10GB RAM which will surely offer a better multi-tasking experience. The internal storage of this Sports Edition is 255GB.
At the chipset, it features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 estimated to run a standard speed of 2.8GHz alongside an Adreno 630 GPU for a premium graphics representation. Finally, the Black Shark Helo booths the Android 8.1 Oreo, it is no longer the latest OS (Android Pie is now the most recent OS).
Below is the tabular view of the full description of the Xiaomi Black Shark Helo / the Sporting Edition.
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Status||Exp. release 2018, November 10|
|Dimensions||160 x 75.2 x 8.7 mm (6.30 x 2.96 x 0.34 in)|
|Cover||Metal and Polycarbonate|
|Type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors + 1080 x 2160 resolution (403 PPI)|
|Size||6.01 inches, 93.2 cm2 (~77.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
Memory And OS
|Internal||128GB / 255GB|
|OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Processors||Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)|
|RAM||6GB / 8GB / 10GB RAM|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|Audio port||– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
|4G||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|WIFI||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Primary||12 MP, f/1.8, 1.25µm, dual pixel PDAF
20 MP, f/1.8, 1.0µm, AF, 2x optical zoom
|Video||[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]|
|Secondary||20 MP, f/2.2, 1.0µm|
|Capacity||4, 000mAh nonremovable Li-Ion battery|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|Miscellaneous||– Fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W (Quick Charge 3.0)
– XviD/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Price level||6GB = $460 / N167000, 8GB = $500 / N182000, 10GB = $605 / N217800|