The fashion of gamers phones continues to grow little by little and one of the most talked about exponents in the industry is Xiaomi with its second brand Black Shark . This division already what was his first phone with dyes gamer, a device that attracted attention for its features and its accessories, as it included a joystick in the form of a top case that allowed to play more comfortably in games that required more precise control.
But the brand has not had enough, and has thought it appropriate to launch a new model that, while maintaining many of its specifications intact, includes new improvements with which to finish attracting this audience that still did not see with confidence the Black Shark bet. This is the new Black Shark Helo .
10 GB of RAM and a very nintendero Bluetooth gamepad
Aesthetically the new Black Shark Helo presents quite striking changes while well thought out, since the front fingerprint reader has been removed to place it on the back, the LCD panel has been replaced by a 6.01 inch AMOLED with the same resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 pixels, and the memories have increased their capacity to offer 10 GB of RAM (before 6 GB) and 256 GB of UFS 2.1 storage (before 64 GB).
|–||Black Shark Helo|
|screen||6.01 inches FullHD + AMOLED|
|Size and weight||ND / ND|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 at 2.2 GHz|
|Camera||Dual of 12 Mpx (1.25 μm) + 20 Mpx (1 μm) / Opening f / 1.75 in both sensors and dual LED flash. Front of 24 Mpx with aperture f / 2.2 / Pixel size of 1μm|
|Connectivity||4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) Bluetooth 5 LE, a-GPS, USB Type-C, Dual SIM|
|YOU||Android 9.0 EMUI|
|Price||From 400 euros (without taxes)|
The rest of the elements will remain intact. We can find, for example, the Snapdragon 845 processor with controlled cooling with a steam chamber, a 4000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 quick charge, two front speakers and the same set of 12 and 20 megapixel cameras respectively.
Light and colorful for a mobile game
Another trend in this type of mobile that we have seen in manufacturers like Razer , is the incorporation of LED lights with which to give life to the body of the device. In the case of the Black Shark Helo, the logo of the back cover can be illuminated in a personalized way, while the side edges will also present LED lights that will shine according to the image we have on the screen.
A joy-con has been cast
The owners of a Nintendo Switch will see in the Black Shark Helo a very curious element that will be very familiar. The accessory is none other than a new gamepad that offers a very user-friendly design … that looks a lot like the idea put forward by Nintendo for its Switch. It is a Bluetooth command that, instead of being fitted on the device, makes use of a housing to be hooked with the help of a rail on one of the sides of the phone. The manufacturer has shown an image in which two gamepads can be seen connected to the device, a combination that makes it an entire portable gaming station.
The idea is frankly practical and seems quite comfortable to use, although the problem will be how it will suit Nintendo that Black Shark use this system for a game device with screen.
Price and release date
This new Black Shark Helo will be available from December 12 in China with a price starting at 3,199 yuan (400 euros without taxes) for the basic model of 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage . If what you want is the maximum performance, you must then opt for the Sport Edition, which mounts 10 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal capacity, and whose price will be 4,199 Chinese yuan (525 euros without taxes).
We will see if Xiaomi is encouraged to bring it soon to Spain or if on the contrary we will have to continue seeing how it stays in China while waiting for a distributor that is encouraged to take it to the West.