Nubia Red Magic Gaming smartphone unveiled in India: Price, Specifications

The Chinese giant ZTE’s sub-brand Nubia has now launched its popular Nubia Red Magic gaming smartphone in India. Explicitly designed for gamers, the phone was first unveiled in China earlier this year and was tipped for the Indian launch since last few months.

The main highlight of the Nubia Red Magic is its aviation-grade aluminium alloy build with gaming accents. The handset incorporates a 16.8-million colour RGB LED strip at the back which makes it stand out from the competition.

The company is also touting the presence of dual air convection cooling system. It is designed with three cooling ports, additional layers of graphite, and topped with a convex-styled back. This implementation will help the handset run cooler during an intensive stretch.

Moreover, the phone also gets a dedicated GameBoost button which when pressed, activates turbo acceleration mode for a significant hide calls, messages and other intrusive notifications.

Nubia Red Magic

The Nubia Red Magic gaming smartphone sports a 5.99-inch LTPS TFT display with a Full-HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The screen further boasts of 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D NEG T2X-1 glass panel.

Under the hood, it gets powered by two generations old Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, coupled with Adreno 540 GPU. It has only been launched in the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage (UFS 2.1) version in the country.

In the optics department, the Nubia Red Magic bears a single 24-megapixel Samsung 5K2X7SX camera sensor at the back with 0.9-micron pixel size, f/1.7 aperture, and 4K video recording support at 30fps. For selfies, we have an 8-megapixel camera sensor at the front with f/2.0 aperture, 1.2um pixels and 76.9-degree wide-angle lens.

On the software front, the handset runs Stock Android 8.1 Oreo. All of this is fueled by a sufficiently large 3,800mAh battery that supports company’s own fast charging tech, backed by NeoPower 3.0 power management solution. Other notable features include a fingerprint scanner placed at the back and DTS HD sound.

The connectivity options on the phone include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v5.0, dual-band 2X2 MIMO Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, a USB Type-C port. It even retains the 3.5mm headphone jack. Lastly, the phone measures 158.1x 74.9 x 9.5mm and weigh just 185 grams.

Nubia Red Magic Specs

  • 5.99-inch FHD+ (2160 x 1080) LTPS TFT display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Adreno 540 GPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB UFS 2.1 Internal Storage
  • 24MP Samsung 5K2X7SX (f/1.7, 0.9um) Rear Camera
  • 8MP (f/2.0, 1.2um, 76.9-degree wide-angle) Front Camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3,800mAh Battery
  • Nubia Fast Charging
  • 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v5.0, dual-band 2X2 MIMO Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou

Nubia Red Magic Price in India

As expected, the Nubia Red Magic has been priced at Rs. 29,999 for the single 8/128GB configuration. The pricing is kept almost the same as in China for the respective variant while the base model is skipped here in India.

The handset will be sold in Red and Black version, exclusively through Amazon.in. Sales start at 12 AM on Thursday, December 20.

At this price point, the phone will be competing with Xiaomi Poco F1, Asus Zenfone 5Z and OnePlus 6T. Let’s see how does it fare against its rivals. Stay tuned for more.

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