In this era of 2018, Gaming is taking over almost in every sub-branch of technology, with the release of the Razer Phone the fashion of ‘Gaming Mobile Phones’ begun and many other mobile phones brands started to take interest in the ‘gaming’ branch of mobile phones.
The Red Magic from Nubia is a new contender in the ‘Gaming Phones’ league. Red Magic is actually a ZTE sub-brand in China. We’ve seen ZTE make great phones in the past, expect the Red Magic to be a high-class gaming mobile phone. The Red Magic is built for gaming as you know and basically, the phone is screaming “Extreme Gamer” with its keen sharp hexagonal cut-outs for the camera and fingerprint sensor, bold red vents and details, and the highlight of the phone which is the glowing LED strip on the back, viaLiliputing.
Peculiarly, the specs on the Red Magic are not actually quite in the line with what you’d expect from a gaming mobile phone. Nubia Red will come with a 6-inch display with 2160×1080 resolution. However the panel is not a 120Hz one similar to what Razer offers, and it uses last year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor instead of the newer generation Snapdragon 845.
The rest of the phone is pretty much on par with a mid to a high-end Android phone, too: up to 8GB/128GB Ram/storage on the high-end model (along with a cheaper 6GB RAM and 64GB of storage model). Nubia Red boasts a 24-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing lens. All in all the Red Magic sports an impressively large 3,800mAh battery, which should help with power-hungry games.
Between last year’s Razer Phone, the Xiaomi-backed Black Shark, and now the Nubia Red Magic, It’s quite safe to say that gaming phones are going to be a part of the mobile phone market now. And actually, gaming phones are now making sense as there are a lot of MOBA games and successful mobile ports of games like PUBG and Fortnite.
Preorders will start in China on April 25th, starting at 2,499 CNY (Around $397 USD) for the base model, and 2,999 CNY (roughly $477) for the greater model.