Smartphones aimed squarely at a gaming audience are quite rare, with the most prominent example being the Razer Phone, which was released last year with a 5.7-inch 120Hz Sharp-manufactured display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and a whopping 8GB of RAM. However, Nubia is looking to potentially one-up the Razer Phone with its own gaming smartphone.
The Nubia Red Magic features a 6-inch LTPS display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080p. The display is also protected by NEG Dinorex T2X-1 glass which should help if you do happen to drop your smartphone a lot.
Unlike Xiaomi’s Black Shark smartphone, however, the Red Magic runs on an older Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. The phone comes in either 6 or 8 GB RAM variants with either 64 GB and 128 GB of storage depending on the variant you decide to buy. Currently, the early bird price for the device is $399 USD ($505 CAD) and pre-orders go live on April 26th
Nubia has upped the gaming phone ante with the reveal of its Red Magic gizmo, which is being touted as the first device of its kind to feature built-in RGB lighting. With a rash of special features to its name, including an RGB strip that runs down the rear of the phone that can be customized to “mimic your gaming persona,” a hardware button used to trigger Nubia’s Gameboost software, in addition to a trio of graphite heat sink vents that effectively keeps hands cool, the Red Magic is sure to appeal to serious phone gamers far and wide.