nubia Red Magic 6S Pro with 165Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 888+ launched: price, specifications


  • nubia has introduced a new variant in the Red Magic 6 series
  • The Red Magic 6S Pro is a slightly upgraded variant of the Pro model
  • The latest device is also capable of detecting heart rate via the in-screen fingerprint scanner

Nubia Red Magic 6S Pro has launched globally. It is the fourth device in the Red Magic 6 lineup after the standard, Pro, and 6R variants. The latest offering shares the same specifications as the Pro model apart from incremental upgrades. 

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The Red Magic 6S Pro comes with Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon processor, an improved cooling system, a high refresh rate, and more. Read on to know what the gaming smartphone offers out of the box. 

Red Magic 6S Pro specifications and features

Red Magic 6S Pro

The Red Magic 6S Pro offers heart rate detection

The Red Magic 6S Pro boasts a 6.8-inch OLED display bearing an FHD+ resolution with a 165Hz adaptive refresh rate and 720Hz touch sampling rate. It offers 100 percent DCI-P3 colour gamut, DC Dimming and 700 nits brightness. The screen is shielded by Corning Gorilla Glass and equipped with an integrated fingerprint scanner that is also capable of detecting the user’s heart rate. 

The Red Magic 6S Pro comes with the same design as the 6 Pro with vertically stacked triple rear cameras, RGB LED lighting and dual shoulder triggers. Additionally, it also features two touch sensors on the back for more controls. The camera setup consists of a 64MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide unit, and 2MP macro lens. There is an 8MP front-facing selfie snapper.

Under the hood, the Red Magic 6S Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 888+ processor. It packs up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The gaming smartphone is equipped with a multi-dimensional cooling system including a vapour chamber, thermal conductivity gel and an active cooling fan spinning at 20,000 RPM. It also packs aerospace-grade phase change material that stores heat and releases it slowly afterwards for a comfortable user experience. 

The Red Magic 6S Pro is backed by a 5,050mAh battery unit with support for 66W fast charging. However, nubia is only bundling a 30W charger in-box. The device runs on RedMagic OS 4.0 based on Android 10. Connectivity options on the gaming smartphone include 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1, USB-C port, HDMI port, NFC, GPS, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. 

Red Magic 6S Pro pricing and availability

The Red Magic 6S Pro will go on sale in global markets from September 27th. It is offered in two configurations 12GB + 128GB and 16GB + 256GB in Cyborg Black colour priced at $599 (~Rs 43,781) and $699 (~Rs 51,090). The latter is also available in a transparent back panel design called Ghost. It costs $729 (~Rs 53,283). 

Viraj Gawde

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