The Announcement Of The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo
Typically, the term of commercial life of the flagship smartphone is a year, after which the manufacturer updates the model. However, Xiaomi decided that the slot machines are becoming obsolete faster, so the replacement of the Black Shark, which debuted in April this year, arrived in six months. The second generation of the device was called Xiaomi Black Shark Helo.
It was expected that the first smartphone equipped with 10 GB of RAM will be Mi Mix 3, the announcement of which is scheduled for October 25, but Black Shark Helo ahead of him for two days. However, the 10-Gigabyte LPDDR4x module is equipped with only one, the oldest modification cost $605. It is also equipped with a 256-GB UFS 2.1 drive and will go on sale only on December 12.
In addition to it, there are two versions easier to order which in China can be immediately after the announcement: the most affordable is priced at $416 and includes 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory. Paying a little less than a hundred dollars, you can become the owner of the option with the same volume of the drive, but 8 GB of "RAM" ($504).
Regardless of the selected configuration, the smartphone is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile processor with Adreno 630 graphics adapter. To cool it, a liquid heat removal system is used, which has become more effective compared to the solution in The first generation of xiaomi gaming smartphone. According to the manufacturer, at peak loads, it reduces the heating of the chipset by 12 °C, while the predecessor, this figure is 8 °C.
In addition, on the left side there is a special button that minimizes the background activity of other applications, so that the maximum hardware resources remain at the disposal of the game. Along with a two-way controller attached this mode is designed to improve the gaming capabilities of the gadget.
The overall design concept of the model remains the same, but the frame around the display has decreased, disappeared located under the physical oval key. A different design of the back panel allowed to make the case thinner, so that its dimensions are now 160 × 75,25 × 8,7 mm with a weight of 190 grams. A large area of the rear wall is made of glass, although from the sides, top and bottom it comes curved aluminum frame.
Due to the absence of the front Home button, the fingerprint scanner has moved back and is located below the dual rear camera. There is also a logo in the form of a stylized letter "S", equipped with controlled artificial intelligence RGB-backlight. It changes depending on the events taking place in the game and works synchronously with two LED-strips on the sides of the case.
The display diagonal grew slightly — from 5.99 to 6.01 inches, the resolution remained unchanged-2160 × 1080 pixels. But the screen here is applied of other type: IPS-matrix was replaced by AMOLED-panel. The sound subsystem includes a Hi-Fi class audio chip and stereo speakers on the front panel.
The rest of the specifications Xiaomi Black Shark Helo inherited from its predecessor. This applies even to cameras: the rear consists of 12 - and 20-Megapixel modules, the first of which is characterized by 1.25-µm pixels and autofocus Dual Pixel PDAF, and the second contains 1-µm pixels and is responsible for a two-time otpic zoom. The lenses in both cases have an aperture of f/1,8, for night shooting there is a two-tone led flash.
The front photo module is based on a 20-Megapixel sensor and is equipped with f/2.0 optics. Among the functions of the cameras are expected portrait mode and "beautification" for self.
The power source of Xiaomi Black Shark Helo is a battery with a capacity of 4000 mAh, communication capabilities are provided by built-in 4G LTE adapters, Wi-Fi 802.11 AC and Bluetooth 5.0, as well as a USB Type-C port.3.5 mm audio Jack is not included in the package.
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