nubia Red Magic 3S with Snapdragon 855+ goes official

On: September 5, 2019

The Chinese phone maker, nubia launched its third-generation gaming phone – Red Magic 3 in India just a couple of months ago. The phone came in as solid gaming device with Snapdragon 855, 90Hz display, 12GB RAM, 5,000mAh battery, 48MP camera and more. Now, the company has gone ahead and launched the next-generation, more advanced variant called nubia Red Magic 3S in China.

nubia Red Magic 3S price

Just like its predecessor, the Red Magic 3S is being offered in two variants – 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage. These variants have been priced at RMB 2,999 (~ Rs 31,000) and RMB 3,799 (~ Rs 39,000), respectively. As for the availability, the Red Magic 3S will go on sale in China starting from September 09, 2019. The company also announced that the phone will be made available globally starting from October, so we can expect India launch around the same time.

The nubia Red Magic 3S is being offered in three colourways, Black, Flame Red and Silver. However, the silver colourway is only limited to the 8GB variant while other two are being offered in a 12GB model.

nubia Red Magic 3S specifications

Coming to the specifications, nubia has retained almost all features from the Red Magic 3 except for a better Snapdragon 855+ chipset. As mentioned above, the processor is backed by either 8GB or 12GB RAM and Adreno 640 GPU. For enhanced thermal performance, the phone features ICE 2.1 cooling technology with high-efficiency centrifugal fan and water cooling via copper tubes. nubia claims that the changed air vent design has improved the heat dissipation compared to the Red Magic 3. Additionally, the phone also retains the ultrasonic pressure-sensitive shoulder buttons, 4D smart shock motor for in-game vibrations and fingerprint scanner.

As for the display, the Red Magic 3S retains the same 6.65-inch FHD AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The screen also flaunts 240Hz touch refresh rate, 430 nits peak brightness and DC Dimming tech. In the camera department, there’s the same Sony IMX 586 48-megapixel shooter on the back and 16-megapixel selfie shooter on the front.

Other features include the same 5,000mAh battery with USB PD 27W fast charging support and RedMagic OS 2.1 based on the Android 9 Pie.

Abhiman Biswas

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