nubia Red Magic Gaming Smartphone With Snapdragon 835 and 8GB RAM Launched In India

On: December 19, 2018

Gaming phones are increasingly gaining traction. Last month, ASUS launched its ROG Phone in India. Now ZTE-owned nubia has launched its much anticipated Red Magic smartphone in the country. Let’s delve into  the technical specifications, pricing and availability of the device:

Display & Design:

On the display front, the Red Magic sports a 5.99-inch Full HD+ screen bearing a resolution of 1,080 x 2,160 pixels. It is protected by a 2.5D NEG T2X-1 glass panel. The device flaunts a unique design with RGB strips on the back panel that will appeal to gamers. There is a rear camera sensor located at the center along with fingerprint scanner below it. The Red Magic is made out of anodised aluminum. It features a dual air convection cooling system with three cooling ports and extra layers of graphite for dissipating heat levels.

Hardware, OS, & Battery:

Under the hood, the Red Magic houses last year’s flagship Snapdragon 835 processor. The processor is paired with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and an Adreno 540 GPU. For storing data, it packs 128GB internal memory. On the software front, the device comes pre-installed with Android 8.1 Oreo. It is equipped with a GameBoost button that activates the gaming mode and enables users to disable incoming calls and other notifications. The Red Magic is backed by a 3,800mAh battery unit with support for fast charging.

Camera & Connectivity:

On the camera front, the Red Magic features a single 24MP Samsung sensor with f/1.7 aperture. It offers support for 4K video recording at 30fps. It is also capable of recording slow motion videos in 720p at 120fps. Up front, for selfies and video calling there is an 8MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture.

As for connectivity, the Red Magic is a dual SIM smartphone with support for nano-SIM cards. It features a USB Type-C port. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack for connecting audio accessories. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and GPS.

Pricing & Availability:

The nubia Red Magic is an Amazon exclusive device. It carries a price tag of Rs.29,999 and will go on sale starting from December 20th at 12am.

At this price tag, the device looks enticing for avid gamers considering the unique design. It will compete against premium devices like OnePlus 6T and Zenfone 5Z.

Viraj Gawde

Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.