We saw the Razer Phone. Then we were greeted with the Black Shark and if these names don’t ring a bell to you, here’s the Red Magic smartphone, designed with a single purpose in mind: gaming.
At its press event in Beijing, China, ZTE has unveiled the Nubia Red Magic phone which comes with a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with a tall 18:9 aspect ratio and a contrast ratio of 1500:1. The display is covered with a 2.5D curved NEG T2X-1 screen and has a total resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels.
If that doesn’t cheer you up, you must not have looked at the device from all corners. The Red Magic comes with an ergonomic design that is paired with an RGB strip light at the back which supports up to 16M colours, designed to look like that of a gaming PC. There are four different lighting effects to choose from depending on what you’re into.
On the inside, the Nubia takes a step back from Xiaomi’s Black Shark gaming phone that released a week ago as it only features last year’s Snapdragon 835 chipset instead of SND 845 in Xiaomi’s gaming phone. However, Nubia upped the game in pretty much every other aspect as the Red Magic comes with configurations of up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which is more than what one needs for their multitasking and social media addiction.
Nubia claims that the inbuilt “Game Boost” feature will allow the smartphone to receive high frame rates but we’re yet to hear whether the screen is a 120Hz display like what we saw on the Razer Phone. There are four cooling vents at the back of the device which has significant cuts diagonally and the device’s cooling system also makes use of a heat sink cured with three layers of graphite.
Since the Red Magic is gaming smartphone and specs don’t relay any jokes, it’s only reasonable that Nubia hasn’t gone for the best imaging setup on the device. With that being said, the camera on the rear end is a 24MP Samsung 5K2X7SX primary lens with an aperture of f/1.7 with the front-facing camera being an 8-megapixel wide angle shooter with a f/2.0 aperture.
With performance being the key, the Red Magic with its power-efficient SND 835 chipset and a battery of 3,800mAh will be able to last you up to 7 hours of aggressive gaming on a single charge. The device runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo interface which comes equipped with DTS Technology and Smart Amplifier integrated from within for an immersive audio experience.
Early birds can taste the Nubia Red Magic for as low as $399 (approx. Rs 26,300) for the 6GB/64GB version while the 8GB/128GB variant will set you back by $479 (approx. Rs 31,600). Nubia will be releasing the device through IndieGogo on April 26th, though pre-orders start a day earlier.