The gaming focused Red Magic 3S smartphone by Nubia has gone official in India. Packed with powerful features like a 90Hz display, Snapdragon 855+, 12GB of RAM, 5,000mAh battery with dual cooling system, UFS 3.0 storage and a gaming-focussed design, it has been made to take on the likes of the ASUS ROG Phone 2 and Black Shark 2. It is an enhanced version of the Red Magic 3 gaming phone that was made official in India in June. The Red Magic 3S has landed in India with an attractive starting price of Rs. 35,999.
Nubia Red Magic 3S specifications and features
Even though the Red Magic 3S houses a huge battery and a centrifugal fan and dual cooling system, the thickness of the device is only 9.7mm. With that thickness, the aluminum bodied Red Magic 3S is currently the slimmest gaming smartphone. The handset weighs 215 grams and it measures 171.7 x 78.5mm. The rear shell of the phone has attractive an RGB light strip on its rear and a logo with multiple lighting effects. The overall design of the phone is similar to the original Red Magic 3 smartphone.
The Red Magic 3S has a 6.65-inch AMOLED display that offers full HD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The HDR-compliant display supports a DCI-P3 color gamut, 90Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch response rate. The display is shielded by Corning Gorilla Glass.
The Snapdragon 855+ SoC drives the Red Magic 3S with its 2.96GHz octa-core processor. It comes with up to 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage. There is no support for a microSD card slot on the device. The handset is equipped with a massive battery of 5,000mAh capacity. It carries support for 18W Quick Charge 4.0 and 27W USB-PD charging. With a score of 510,496, it is the highest scoring smartphone on AnTuTu.
The Red Magic 3S smartphone is loaded with Android 9.0 Pie that is customised with Red Magic 2.0. It brings Game Space 2.1 for optimised gaming and it also allows users to monitor performance stats. For heat dissipation, it is equipped with a liquid and air cooling system that is coupled with multi-layer graphite sheets and an internal turbo fan. For gamers, the Red Magic 3S has two capacitive shoulder buttons, a Game Boost switch and a gaming port. The smartphone also features 3D stereo speakers for immersive gaming experience.
The rear shell of the Red Magic 3S features a single camera. The 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 with f/1.79 aperture is capable at shooting up to 8K videos and slow-motion videos up to 1920fps. For shooting selfies, it is fitted with a 16-megapixel sensor. When it comes to connectivity, the Red Magic 3S offers dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and a 3.5mm audio jack. The Chinese firm also announced the Red Magic e-sports box accessory for Red Magic 3S buyers that can be connected to the gaming port. It comes with features like a 3.5mm headphone slot, a USB-C port and an ethernet port.
Red Magic 3S price in India
The Red Magic 3S had landed in India in two models – 8GB RAM + 256GB storage and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage. They are priced at Rs 35,999 and Rs 47,999 respectively. The two colour variants of the Red Magic 3S are Mecha Silver and Cyber Shade. The smartphone will be available for purchase from October 21st on Flipkart.