Xiaomi Black Shark Helo is the latest gaming smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer designed to run the most demanding games. It comes a few months after the highly rated Xiaomi Black Shark. This phone has a very rich specs profile. It is a worthy upgrade of the Black Shark. Key upgrades include a slightly bigger 6.01 inch AMOLED display, 18 by 9 aspect ratio, 10GB of RAM and 256GB maximum in-built storage. This smartphone has the same cameras that are found on the Black Shark. The Black Shark Helo has a different exterior look with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It is powered by Snapdragon 845 chipset and has a fast charging 4000mAh battery.
Xiaomi Black Shark Helo Price In Kenya
Price of this smartphone in Kenya is expected to start at KSh. 49,999. We will update the price as soon as it is available in the country.
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The Key Features Of The Black Shark Helo
- 6.01-inch display, 1080 pixels x 2160 pixels resolution
- OS: Android v8.1 Oreo
- Octa Core 2.8GHz Processor, Snapdragon 845 chipset
- 6/8/10GB RAM
- 128/256GB internal storage, MicroSD card not supported
- Back camera: Dual: 12MP (f/1.8, dual-pixel PDAF) + 20MP (f/1.8, AF, 2X-optical zoom), Dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps & 720p@120fps video recording
- Front camera: 20MP, f/2.2, 1080p@30fps
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB 2.0
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear), accelerometer, proximity, compass, gyro
- 2G, 3G, 4G networks
- 4000mAh battery
Pros & Cons
- Big AMOLED display – The 6.01-inch display has a full-HD resolution. It is clear and gives images with colors. It is a great display for browsing, watching videos or gaming.
- Powered by Snapdragon 845 chipset – This is a powerful flagship-grade chipset that helps to make this phone one of the best performing phones out there.
- Dual SIM support – Helo has 2 SIM slots. You can use two SIMs on dual standby. You can enjoy both Telkom and Safaricom offers.
- 4G network support – This phone can connect to 4G networks in Kenya. 4G networks offer a faster and more reliable connection to the internet than 3G and 2G networks. This phone also supports voice calls over 4G networks (VoLTE).
- Huge RAM – The phone has a 10GB RAM variant. This ensures that you have a smooth gaming experience. You will experience no lagging even when running resource intensive games. 6GB & 8GB RAM variants are available.
- Has 256GB internal storage – You can save all kind of files without worrying that you will run out of storage space fast. You can save all your high-end gaming apps (such as 3D gaming apps).
- Quality cameras – The phone has the same impressive camera set-up, same as what is found in its predecessor. It has dual rear cameras that can shoot 4K videos and a 20MP front facing camera can take FHD videos.
- GPS enabled – This feature enables this device to provide accurate, real time geographical information. With the help of apps such as Google Maps, the user can get direction and the distance to different places.
- Bluetooth v5.0 – This feature enables the user to stream audio signals through paired audio devices. The user can also share files as well as the phones internet connection via tethering.
- Wi-Fi connectivity – You can create a Wi-Fi hotspot with the Xiaomi Black Shark Helo that other devices that are nearby can use connect to internet. This device can also detect and connect to Wi-Fi networks.
- Huge battery – This phone packs a 4000mAh battery. It can power the phone for long periods of time while gaming, playing music or watching videos.
- Fingerprint scanner – The Black Shark Helo comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner lets that allow the user unlock the device instantly.
- Liquid cooling system – The phone has a liquid cooling system that helps it to get rid of the heat generated in the CPU fast. This prevents overheating when you are gaming for long periods of time.
- No FM radio.
- 3.5mm headphone jack not available.
- MicroSD card slot not available.
- Non-removable battery.
- No NFC.
Xiaomi Black Shark Helo Full Specifications
|Dimensions||160mm x 75.2mm x 8.7mm|
|Size||6.01 inches, (77.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors|
|Resolution||1080 pixels x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio, (402PPI)|
|Operating System||Android v8.0 Oreo|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845|
|Processor||Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)|
|Micro SD Slot||Not supported|
|Back||Dual: 12 Megapixels + 20 Megapixels|
|Features||f/1.8, dual-LED dual-tone flash, 2X Optical zoom, Dual pixel phase detection auto-focus, panorama, geo-tagging, HDR, face detection, touch focus, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps & 720p@120fps video rec|
|Features||f/2.2 & 1080p|
|Alert types||Vibration, ringtones|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||Yes, v2.0 Type-C|