The Red Magic is the new Nubian phone (a sub-brand of ZTE in China) and is designed for games. But you probably did not need me to tell you that. The Red Magic practically shouts "extreme player", with its sharp and hexagonal cuts for the camera and the fingerprint sensor, vents and aggressively red details, and the bright strip of LEDs on the back, through Liliputing.
Interestingly, the specifications of Red Magic do not really match what you would expect from a mobile gaming power. The 6-inch, 2160 x 1080 pixel display is there, but it's not a 120Hz panel as Razer offers, and it uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor last year instead of the newer Snapdragon 845.
The Magic Network practically shouts "EXTREME GAMER"
The rest of the phone is pretty standard for a mid-to-high-end Android phone: up to 8 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of storage in the high-end model (along with a cheaper 6 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage) ). When it comes to the camera, there is a 24-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front lens. And rounding things off on the hardware side of things is an impressively large 3,800mAh battery, which should help with games that consume a lot of energy. Nubia also states that it will use its "GameBoost" software to offer better performance. (This is probably where the focus of the game comes in)
Between last year's Razer Phone, the Black Shark backed by Xiaomi and now the Nubia Red Magic, it's safe to say that the game phones are having a moment. And even if a smartphone dedicated to games does not make much sense to American users, after all, how much processing power do you need to play Candy Crush or Clash of Clans? – Nubia Red Magic is destined more to markets like China. The Chinese market is where mobile MOBAs are extremely popular, and having a phone that focuses on games makes a lot of sense in that context. And even outside of China, the successful mobile ports of games like PUBG and Fortnite are beginning to change the conversation about what phone games can achieve.
Advance orders open in China on April 25, starting at 2,499 yuan (approximately $ 397) for the base mode, and 2,999 yuan (around $ 477) for the high-end version. Nubia is also planning an Indiegogo campaign for day 26, which will offer the phone from an anticipated price of $ 399.