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Nubia Red Magic gaming smartphone launched: Price, specifications and features

Nubia Red Magic adds to the new line of gaming-centric smartphones.

  • Published: April 20, 2018 9:21 AM IST
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After Xiaomi, ZTE’s sub-brand Nubia has released its Red Magic gaming smartphone. The Nubia Red Magic gaming smartphone is exclusive to the Chinese market and we can’t say if it will be available in India anytime soon. Similar to how gaming laptops boast an unconventional design language, the Red Magic too boasts a design inspired by the games.

One of the coolest things gamers would love about this smartphone is that it comes with configurable RGB LED strip at the back. Keeping the gaming needs in consideration, the Nubia Red Magic also comes with three vents for air cooling and graphite layers for quick and even heat dispersion.

Nubia Red Magic pricing

The gaming smartphone will be available starting April 26 via IndieGogo at $399 (approximately Rs 26, 400). It will be up for pre-orders in China a day before on April 25 at CNY 2,499 (approximately Rs 26,300) for the base model with 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage model and CNY 2,999 (approximately Rs 31,500) for the 8GB RAM + 128GB version.

Nubia Red Magic specifications

The Nubia Red Magic features a 6-inch LTPS display offering 2,160 x 1,080pixels resolution. For prolonged and rough use, it is protected with NEG Dinorex T2X-1 glass. Given that it is a gaming smartphone, the hardware is of utmost importance. The Nubia Red Magic is powered by Qualcomm’s current Snapdragon 835 SoC with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of default storage. If we look at the Xiaomi Black Shark gaming smartphone, the hardware is a notch advanced with Snapdragon 845 SoC under the hood.

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As for the camera, there’s a 24-megapixel f/1.7 rear camera. Up front, there’s an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.0 wide-angle lens for selfies or video calling. The smartphone is further fueled by a 3,800mAh battery with support for fast charging. Other features include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and support for DTS sound. It runs a new Red Magic launcher based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

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  • Published Date: April 20, 2018 9:21 AM IST