After the success of Razer Phone, even the former ZTE’s subsidiary Nubia has decided to launch its first and powerful gaming phone: Nubia Red Magic. According to new info coming from the company itself, the flagship will be launched tomorrow in a new color variant: Flame Red. The new version was already been made available for pre-orders on the official website of the company: it sells with a price tag of 2999 Yuan, which roughly translates to about $439 or €377. Not bad if we consider that it features an efficient air cooling system as well as a flagship-level hardware side.
The design of Nubia Red Magic is not for everyone as it is gaming-centric (it has even an RGB light strip on the rear side), and with the new Flame Red color variant, it is even less sober. Under the hood, the handset features an octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipset by Qualcomm, the best flagship SoC of 2017 running at a max frequency of 2.35 GHz. Unfortunately, the company has not decided to equip its flagship with a Snapdragon 845, even though the device has been unveiled in 2018. But together with the Snapdragon 835, we get up to 8 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of internal storage which is excellent for video games (there is also a configuration with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage).
On the front side, there is a display with a size of 6 inches, an 18:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, which is scratch and shock resistant. There is also an 8 MP front camera with a f/2.0 aperture. The back cover houses a single 24 MP camera with a bright f/1.7 aperture, an oval fingerprint reader, and the above-mentioned LED strip. At last, there is a 3800 mAh battery and Android 8.1 Oreo is installed out of the box, customized with the Nubia Red Magic OS.