ZTE’s sub-brand Nubia, which launched its first gaming smartphone named Nubia Red Magic earlier this year, is now reportedly all set to launch the gaming phone in the Indian market. According to a report, which cites sources close to the development, Nubia will launch the phone in India in the third week of October.
The report further claims that the phone will be priced under Rs. 30,000 (approximately $417). With the Nubia Red Magic gaming phone, the company is competing against the likes of Xiaomi, Razer, and Asus which have already launched a dedicated gaming smartphone.
However, none of the gaming smartphones have been officially launched in India yet. So, the Nubia Red Magic could be the first high-end gaming smartphone to make its way to India. Recently, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor had launched its Honor Play affordable gaming smartphone in India, which starts at Rs. 19,999, roughly $278.
The Nubia Red Magic is made out of aluminum and is ergonomically designed for extended gameplay. It uses advanced thermal modeling techniques and is claimed to be the first smartphone to use an all-new air convection cooling system which is designed to dissipate heat effectively across its diamond-cut design without compromising on performance.
To make it stand out from the competition, the phone is branded with a distinctive RGB LED strip. The smartphone features a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with an edge-to-edge 2.5D NEG T2X-1 screen, 18:9 aspect ratio and 1500:1 contrast ratio. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 835 processor.
The processor is coupled Adreno 540 GPU, along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB dual-channel flash memory. The Nubia Red Magic comes with a GameBoost mode, which frees up memory-intensive resources and delivers higher frame rates.
For photography, there’s a 24-megapixel Samsung 5K2X7SX rear camera sensor with 0.9μm pixel size, f/1.7 aperture and supports 4K video recording at 30fps and slow-motion 720p video recording at 120fps. On the front side, there’s an 8-megapixel SK Hynix HI-846 sensor with 1.12μm pixel size and f/2.0 aperture.
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Connectivity options on the device include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, MIMO 2×2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS and GLONASS. It comes with DTS Technology and Smart Amplifier system for an immersive sound experience. The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box and is powered by a 3,800mAh battery which can provide up to 7 hours of gameplay on a single charge.