Xiaomi Black Shark Helo

The second generation of Xiaomi gaming device – Black Shark Helo is now official. It was announced on October 23, 2018, at an event held in China. The new device took from the predecessor while boasting of more powerful configurations and some fascinating features.

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo is built around a tall 6.01-inch AMOLED display. It banks on Snapdragon 845 Octa-core processor paired with 10GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.

On the camera department is a dual 12MP main snapper paired with a 20MP depth sensor. The front panel houses a 20MP selfie shooter and dual stereo speakers. There is an RGB LED illuminated logo at the back and a side RGB strips as well.

Other Xiaomi Black Shark Helo specifications include a vapor chamber for cooling to maintain peak performance. A dedicated mobile chip by Pixelworks to convert SDR content to HDR during operations. There is also a shark studio that lets you tweak the CPU, display, network to create a gaming profile for every single game. Users can also share these profile via Shark Code features.

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo price will start from 3,199 ($461). The device will be available starting from November 10, exclusively for the Chinese market.

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo specifications highlights

  • 6.01-inch AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon 845 Octa-core processor
  • Vapor cooling chamber
  • 10GB RAM and 256GB ROM
  • 12MP + 20MP and 20MP cameras
  • 4000mAh battery
  • Quick Charge 3.0
  • Fingerprint identification scanner
  • Xiaomi Black Shark Helo price at $450

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo price in UK, Europe, and the US

6/128GB variant| £355 | €402 | $461
8/128GB variant| £388 | €439 | $504
10/256GB variant| £423 | €479 | $479

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo price in China and India

6/128GB variant| CYN 3,199 | INR 33,000
8/128GB variant| CYN 3,494 | INR 36,999
10/256GB variant| CYN 3,800 | INR 40,000

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo specifications

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo price
Xiaomi Black Shark Helo


Xiaomi Black Shark Helo is built around a solid 6.01-inch 18:9 AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display. It features 1080 x 2160 px resolution and 402 PPI to deliver high-quality images that will enhance the gaming experience. The screen support 100% DCI-P3 coverage and a mobile chip by Pixelworks to convert SDR content to HDR in real time.


Xiaomi Black Shark Helo specifications

Under the hood is Snapdragon 845 Octa-core processor paired with 10GB RAM and Adreno 630 GPU for seamless operation. Built inside the processor is a vapor cooling chamber to maintain peak performance and also optimize the battery life. Xiaomi Black Shark Helo will run Android OS 8.1 Oreo out of the box on top MIUI 10.


There’s now a more storage option unlike the first generation Black shark that featured only 64GB internal storage. However, Shark Helo comes with the non-expandable internals of 128GB and a premium 256GB.


Adding more fun is a dual camera arrangement on the back of Xiaomi Black Shark Helo. It consists of 12MP main shooter accompanied by 20MP sub sensor for portrait effect. The large 1.25um pixel captures more light to produce brighter pictures even in a low light situation. Also, the dual pixel Autofocus allows you to improve the quality of your pictures by insanely improving your focusing speed.


To ensure no one can access your gaming profile data or continue your game which is frustrating sometimes. Xiaomi has equipped the Black Shark Helo with an optimized 0.1s unlock time rear-mounted fingerprint identification scanner for maximum security.


The 4000mAh battery couple with the power efficient processor and the cooling chamber will allow ample time on gaming. It supports fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0, 9V/2A) which deliver a 50% charge in 30 minutes.

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo specifications


Model: Black Shark Helo
Sim Quantity: 2
SIM Types: Nano (Dual sim and dual standby)
Operating system: Android 8.1
CPU: Octa-core
Chipset: Snapdragon 845
GPU: Adreno 630
RAM: 6/8/10GB
ROM: 128/256GB
External memory: Not supported


Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Gyro, barometer, Fingerprint

Support Language



2G: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900
3G: 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
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)
HSPA: 42.2/5.76Mbps


Screen Size: 6.01-inches
Screen Type: AMOLED
Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixel
Protection: Scratch-resistant glass
Features: DCI-P3 coverage


Camera Quantity: 3
Front Camera: 20MP (f/2.2, 1.0um, 1080p@30fps)
Back Camera: 12MP (f/1.8, 1.25um, and dual pixel PDAF + 12 MP (f/1.8, 1.0um, AF, and 2x optical zoom)
Autofocus: Yes ( PDAF)
Flash: Yes (Dual-LED dual-tone flash)
Video: Yes (2160p@60fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps)


WLAN: Yes ( Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac, dual Band, hotspot)
USB: 2.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth: Yes (5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE)
Infrared port:
Radio: No


Alert: Vibration, MP3, WAV Ringtones
Loud Speaker: Yes (Setero speakers)
35mm headphone jack: No


Battery Types: Not-Detachable
Battery Capacity: 4000mAh
Support fast battery charging: Yes
Wireless Charging:

Dimensions & Weight

160 x 75.2 x 8.7mm



Xiaomi Black Shark price: $450

Package content 

The package will include a single controller for the 6GB and 8GB variant while the premium 10GB variant comes with two controllers, each on both ends.

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo specifications


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