The Nubia Red Magic is now official. Like other gaming phones, the Red Magic has a very aggressive design, complete with sharp angles and a colorful LED strip on its backside.
In terms of specs, the Red Magic is a high-end device. It's available in configurations with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, it's got a large 6-inch 2160x1080 display, and it's got a 24MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture. The battery is a large 3,800mAh pack to help you keep going during extended gaming sessions.
Nubia also touts that its Red Magic phone has special features to help with heat dissipation for intense gaming, like the red vents on the back of the device. Nubia has included a special gaming button on the side of the device to give you a performance boost when you need it.
Rounding out the Nubia Red Magic's feature set is an 8MP front-facing camera with wide angle lens, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, and a rear fingerprint reader. Powering the Nubia Red Magic is a Snapdragon 835 processor.
The Nubia Red Magic will launch in China with Android 8.1 running below a custom user interface. Pricing will start at 2499 yuan ($397 USD) for the 6GB/64GB model and go up to 2999 yuan ($478 USD) for the 8GB/128GB model.
The Nubia Red Magic looks like a nice device, though its aggressive design could turn off some folks if they're not hardcore gamers. The specs are mostly nice, though it'd be better if the Red Magic came with a Snapdragon 845 instead of an 835, and it's good to see that the phone comes with Android 8.1 in tow. Overall this looks like a good addition to the growing gaming smartphone market.
Would you buy the Nubia Red Magic if it were offered in your country?