Can a smartphone really be aimed at gamers when they don’t have any physical buttons? The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo most certainly does. Featuring a 6.01″ AMOLED display, a vapor-chamber cooled Snapdragon 845 chipset for smooth gameplay, 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0, 12MP 1.25um f/1.75 + 20MP rear camera setup, customizable RGB backlit logo, up to 10GB of RAM, and max storage of 256GB. Available now in China, priced from $460. Continue reading for a hands-on video, pictures and additional information.
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“The most interesting part of this package is the Bluetooth game controller. With the phone placed in the bundled protection case, you can slide the controller down the slit along the phone’s top side, and this gives you more precise thumb control via the joystick along with left shoulder triggers, while also giving you more viewable screen space,” according to Engadget.