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Nubia Red Magic Mars Gaming Phone With Up to 10GB RAM, Shoulder Buttons Launched


Nubia has finally launched its latest gaming smartphone – Red Magic Mars – in the market. The ZTE sub-brand has announced the successor to Red Magic, which was also promised to arrive in India. The Nubia Red Magic Mars, presumably named after the popular video game God of War, is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, paired with up to 10GB of RAM. The gaming phone features both liquid and air cooling that is claimed to increase CPU performance by up to 70 percent by reducing the temperature by up to 13.2-degrees.

The Nubia Red Magic Mars had previously been made available in a crowdfunding campaign. The company had already detailed some of the features of the handset, including a 4D gaming experience by providing haptic feedback support for some Google Play titles. The phone also comes with two touch-sensitive shoulder buttons. Additionally, there is a DTS 7.1 channel along with 3D surround sound. The phone also features an RGB LED panel at the rear end.

Nubia Red Magic Mars price
Nubia Red Magic Mars price in China starts at CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs. 27,400) for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant. Meanwhile, the 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage model of the handset has been priced at CNY 3,199 (roughly Rs. 32,500), and the top-end 10GB RAM/ 256GB storage variant costs CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 40,600). The Nubia Red Magic Mars comes in Black, Camouflage, and Flame Red colour variants. The smartphone is now available for pre-order in China via JD.com and will go on sale starting December 7.

Nubia Red Magic Mars specifications
The single-SIM (Nano) Nubia Red Magic Mars runs Red Magic OS 1.6 based on Android 9.0 Pie. The smartphone sports a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) display with 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor clocked at 2.8GHz. The handset comes with 6GB/ 8GB/ and 10GB RAM options.

In terms of optics, the Nubia Red Magic Mars comes with a single 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and phase detection autofocus (PDAF). At the front, the smartphone has an 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.

The Nubia Red Magic Mars is equipped with 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB inbuilt storage options. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type-C, and 3.5mm audio jack. Sensors on board include ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor among others. The smartphone is fuelled by a 3,800mAh battery with fast charging support. In terms of dimensions, the Nubia Red Magic Mars measures 158.25x75x9.85mm and weighs 193 grams.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars


Release date November 2018
Launched in India No
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 158.25 x 75.00 x 9.85
Weight (g) 193.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3800
Fast charging Proprietary
Colours Black, Camouflage, and Flame Red


Screen size (inches) 6.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2160 pixels
Aspect ratio 18:9


Processor 2.8GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Internal storage 64GB


Rear camera 16-megapixel (f/1.8)
Front camera 8-megapixel (f/2.0)


Operating system Android 9 Pie
Skin Red Magic OS 1.6


Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Number of SIMs 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes


Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
Temperature sensor Yes