Nubia Red Magic, the smartphone that is aimed at mobile gamers, is all set to debut in India on December 20. The smartphone was unveiled by the Chinese company back in April in 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage and 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage options. Nubia has officially confirmed the debut of the Red Magic in the Indian market through a teaser posted by the Nubia India Twitter account. The new model could compete against the likes of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and OnePlus 6T.
Confirming the launch date of the Nubia Red Magic in India, the Nubia India Twitter account in a tweet posted on Monday said, “Enough is enough, it’s time for a new species to take over. It’s time for a complete annihilation.” The tweet carried hashtag #BeliveinMagic and included an image that shows the company’s Red Magic brand and reads, “03 days to go…”
Nubia is initially set to bring the Red Magic smartphone to India that was launched in China back in April. However, the company could expand its presence in the Indian smartphone market by launching the 10GB RAM-featuring Nubia Red Magic Mars that debuted in China late last month after being in a crowdfunding campaign as the Red Magic 2.
Nubia Red Magic price in India (expected)
India price and availability details of the Nubia Red Magic are yet to be revealed formally. Nevertheless, Gadgets 360 previously reported that the handset is expected to arrive at a price less than Rs. 30,000. The model was initially planned to arrive in the country around the Diwali season.
To recall, the Nubia Red Magic price in China starts at CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 25,800) for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, while its 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage model is available at CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 31,000). The phone also got a price tag of EUR 450 (roughly Rs. 36,400) in European markets at the IFA show earlier this year.
Nubia Red Magic specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Nubia Red Magic runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo and features a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) LTPS TFT display along with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, paired with Adreno 540 GPU and 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM.
On the part of optics, the Nubia Red Magic has a single, 24-megapixel camera sensor at the back along with a 0.9-micron pixel size, f/1.7 aperture, and 4K video recording support at 30fps. There is also an 8-megapixel camera sensor at the front for selfies. The frontal sensor has a 1.2-micron pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, and full-HD (1080p) video recording support at 30fps.
Specifically to support a high-end gaming experience, the Nubia Red Magic has an air-cooling technology with nine air radiation slots apart from three-layer graphite lamination technology. There is also a dedicated gaming button to activate a gaming mode that enables users to disable incoming calls, messages, and other notifications. The button also enables a ‘turbo acceleration mode’ to boost the performance of the smartphone for gaming.
At the back, the Red Magic sports a 16.8 million colour RGB LED panel that comes in line with an aviation-grade aluminium alloy build that sports a diamond-cut surface and ‘vector aesthetics’.
The Red Magic has 64GB and 128GB of onboard storage options. In terms of connectivity, the handset has 4G VoLTE, dual-band 2X2 MIMO Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.
Further, the Nubia Red Magic packs a 3,800mAh battery that supports NeoPower 3.0 and Nubia fast charging technologies. The handset measures 158.1×74.9×9.5mm and weighs 185 grams.
ZTE Nubia Red Magic
|Release date||April 2018|
|Dimensions (mm)||158.10 x 74.90 x 6.85|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3800|
|Screen size (inches)||6.00|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||403|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Rear Flash||Dual LED|
|Operating System||Android 8.1|
|Skin||Nubia Red Magic OS|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|