The Nubia Red Magic has a nice design and packs impressive specs save for having last year’s Snapdragon 835 processor instead of the new Snapdragon 845. The older processor means it can’t match the performance of other gaming smartphones such as Xiaomi‘s Black Shark and ASUS‘ ROG gaming phone.
If the older processor is what’s putting you off from buying it, then you may be pleased to learn that Nubia is working on a successor which we will refer to as the Red Magic 2. The info comes from Roland Quandt.
Nubia Redmagic actually seems pretty nice for 449 Euro with SDM835, 8/128GB and all the other fancy stuff. Btw: new Redmagic device w/ Snapdragon 845 and shoulder buttons is in the works. pic.twitter.com/m64KS9LTfk
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) September 2, 2018
In a tweet earlier today, he revealed that a new Red Magic device with a Snapdragon 845 is in the works. However, a new processor isn’t the only new thing. It will also have shoulder buttons.
There is no info on when the new phone will launch but Nubia will do well to launch it this year because doing so next year will just mean repeating the same pattern as this year’s model.
The Red Magic has a 6.0-inch 1080 x 2160 screen. It comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The back is made of aluminum and has an RGB LED strip. There is a single 24MP sensor on the back and an 8MP front-facing camera above the display. It has a smart amplifier and DTS audio. There is a 3,800mAh battery under the hood with support for fast charge. It also has a new air convection cooling system to keep the device cool.
The phone will sell for €449 (~$522) when it goes on sale later this month in Europe.