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Nubia unveils Red Magic gaming smartphone




Looks like Nubia wants in on the gaming smartphone fun as they launch their own contender to the scene dubbed the Red Magic. The device comes with Qualcomm’s previous Snapdragon 835 flagship chip and a very aggressive gaming design.

As for the rest of the specs, we get a 6-inch 18:9 FHD+ LTPS display, 6 or 8GB of RAM, 64 or 128GB of internal storage, Red Magic’s own customized UI on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, and a 3,800mAh battery. For the cameras, we have a 24MP Isocell f/1.7 rear and an 8MP f/2.0, 76.9-degree wide-angle front.

Like with Xiaomi’s Black Shark gaming smartphone, the Red Magic has it’s very own aggressive gaming-inspired design. The back of the phone has intricate edges and cuts and even features a glowing LED strip. Perhaps it’s most interesting feature though, is a dedicated button for gaming, which can block out incoming calls, text messages, and notifications while improving overall performance.

Nubia Red Magic specs:
6-inch 18:9 aspect ratio Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) LTPS display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 2.45GHz octa-core CPU
Adreno 540 GPU
6/8GB RAM
64/128GB Internal Storage
24MP Isocell rear camera with f/1.7 aperture and LED flash
8MP 76.9-degree wide-angle front camera with f/2.0 aperture
Dual-SIM (Nano)
4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Fingerprint scanner
USB Type-C
Performance button
Nubia Red Magic OS (Android 8.1 Oreo)
3,800mAh battery
Red, Black

The Nubia Red Magic will be available in IndieGogo on April 26 for $399 (~Php 20,812). It will also be open for pre-order in China starting April 25. The 6+64GB variant will be priced at CNY 2,499 (~Php 20,731) while the 8+128GB will be priced at CNY 2,999 (~Php 24,879). Local pricing and availability are yet to be announced



Zen Estacio is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. He is the team's laptop guru and one of their resident gamers. He has a monthly column compiling the latest and greatest the Nintendo Switch has to offer. Aside from that, he regularly writes gaming news, reviews, and impressions. You can hit him up at @papanZEN

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