Black Shark Helo – The Second Xiaomi Gaming Smartphone with Dual Cooling System

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo: this is the new generation of your mobile gaming with 10GB of RAM and dual liquid cooling


At the beginning of the year, Xiaomi surprised us with its own mobile gaming, but not under its own brand but with the Black Shark Branding. Now, after having leaked during the last days, the new Xiaomi Black Shark Helo, the second generation of the mobile for gamers that incorporates high-end specifications and a design adapted to hold horizontally comfortably, officially arrives.

As we can anticipate, the internal components have been renewed to introduce the latest Qualcomm processor, the RAM memory has been extended, and the cooling system has been improved. Let’s see what this Black Shark Helo offers us.

AMOLED HDR and Snapdragon 845 screen

One of the changes in this ‘Black Shark Helo’ is the change in the screen. The company went from an LCD panel to a 6.01″ screen with Full HD+ 18:9 resolution with AMOLED technology and HDR support.


Inside we find the Snapdragon 845 processor with versions that start from 6GB of RAM but reach up to 10GB of RAM (the industry first). An amount of RAM that had been rumored for the Mi Mix 3 but has finally been this Black Shark Helo the first mobile to incorporate them.

Coupled with the 2160x1080p screen, the Black Shark has stereo speakers on the front of the device and thinner edges on both top and bottom. In this way, the new version of the smartphone seems finer tune and, according to Xiaomi, fits better in your hands. The material used in the device is the glass in the rear and the aluminum frame on the sides.

For the battery, we have 4,000 mAh with fast charge, a double camera dominates storages that start from 128GB and reach 256GB and the photographic section with the main sensor of 12 megapixels and a secondary one of twenty, both with opening lenses f/1.75.


The fingerprint reader is on the back, we have the double front speaker but the most striking are the two SHARK keys to activate the high-performance mode for games and can be used more comfortably than with touch keys. The body of the Black Shark Helo is made of aluminum with 3D glass in some areas. We also have an RGB logo in the center that will be illuminated depending on the game.

Finally, Xiaomi also affects the renewal of its cooling system. We have two two-phase thermosyphon tubes (cooling pipes) to maintain the temperature of the CPU is acceptable levels. It is a technology that already incorporated the previous model, but one of the ends of the year is dual and reduces the temperature until 12 degrees, in comparison with the eight of the first generation.

Physical keys and a pad with joystick

To complement the gaming experience, the new Black Shark will be compatible with a full pad, with its own touchpad and several joysticks. This pad would sell separately, would be designed to be used with two hands and also improve the cooling system by adding several fans.


Prices and versions

These are the official prices of the different models, all of them in black:

  • Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Helo (6/128 GB): 3,199 Yuan, about 402 euros.
  • Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Helo (8/128 GB): 3,499 Yuan, about 440 euros.
  • Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Helo (10/256 GB): 4,199 Yuan, about 529 euros

Like the first model, the Xiaomi Black Shark Helo will be sold only in China, starting on October 30.


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