Just a week after launching its Nubia X smartphone, ZTE-owned Nubia brand has announced the Red Magic 2 gaming smartphone, a successor to the Red Magic smartphone which was introduced earlier this year. Packing in a few upgrades with the inclusion of a Snapdragon 845 chip and Android 9 Pie, the Nubia Red Magic 2 will be available for an asking price of 3888 yuan (approx. Rs 40,700).
The Red Magic 2 is powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor clocked at 2.8GHz with up to 10GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage. The device features a dual Liquid + Air cooling mechanism which brings down the temperature within the device to 13.2 degree Celsius and in turn improves the performance by up to 70 percent.
The successor to the Red Magic smartphone comes with 3D stereo audio, DTS 7.1 surround sound, DTSX Ultra, a SMART PA amplifier and AI noise cancelling for a seamless audio experience. The gaming device also features 4D gaming mode as well as a GameBoost option that can be triggered using the dedicated physical button on the smartphone. 4D gaming offers real-time game scene recognition with up to 40 different scenes.
There are still a few things that are left unclear about the Red Magic 2 which are the display size, battery and camera quality of the device. However, it’s confirmed that the gaming smartphone will run on Google’s latest Android 9 Pie interface with a vertically elongated fingerprint scanner at the back. There will also be two touch sensors featured along with edges which Nubia calls Red Magic buttons.
The Red Magic 2 from Nubia is currently up for crowdfunding on Chinese seller JD.com and has already achieved over 2,300,000 yuan, twice as much as its expected target of 1,000,000 yuan and will be up for pre-orders till December 6 after which it’ll be shipped. The smartphone is available for an asking price of 3888 yuan (approx. Rs 40,700) but Indian users will, however, soon get the original Red Magic smartphone for a little under Rs 30,000.