nubia Red Magic 3 gaming smartphone launched in India; ships with 90Hz display and Snapdragon 855 SoC

“The nubia Red Magic 3 comes with ‘groundbreaking’ thermal design, a cooling fan, and a gaming-focused dashboard”

nubia has introduced its latest gaming-centric smartphone called Red Magic 3 in India. The handset is a successor to the last year Red Magic Mars smartphone, which had Snapdragon 845 SoC ticking at its core. While the new Red Magic 3 has a close resemblance to its predecessor with the bevelled back and LED strip, it now comes with Snapdragon 855 SoC ticking at its core and a 90Hz refresh rate in the display. The phone also packs enough thermal power, including a turbofan, that is said to boost the performance and keep things from getting too hot. As reported by us previously, nubia has priced the Red Magic 3 smartphone aggressively in the country.


nubia Red Magic 3 price, availability

The nubia Red Magic 3 price in India starts from Rs 35,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option. Those opting for the higher-end 12GB RAM + 256GB model will need to shell out Rs 46,999. 

The handset comes in multiple shades such as Black, Flame Red, Camouflage, and Red and goes for sale in the country from June 27th via Flipkart. Buyers will also be able to avail benefits such as no-cost EMI, and complete mobile protection among others.  

nubia Esports dock

Alongside the smartphone, nubia also announced the charging dock, which is priced at Rs 2,499. The game controller and earphones will cost Rs 1,999 and Rs 2,999, respectively

nubia Red Magic 3 specifications

Coming to the spec sheet, the Red Magic 3 boasts a 6.65-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display that bears an impressive 90Hz refresh rate for smooth animation and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Unlike the conventional notch displays, the Red Magic features slim bezels all around that houses a dual-speaker setup. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 855 SoC, coupled with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB onboard storage. The internal turbofan along with liquid cooling technology is said to increase heat transfer by up to 500 percent.


For gaming, the phone employs an additional hardware switch on the side frame to toggle “Red Magic Game Space 2.0”, which is a gaming-focused dashboard. It also features a touch-sensitive shoulder that works as additional hardware buttons for a gamepad accessory on the right spine. These buttons can be customised and users can also organise and quick-launch games, fine-tune performance settings and fan speeds, monitor temperature and usage stats in real-time, block notifications. The dock pins are on the right edge.

The Red Magic 3 also rocks a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.75 aperture lens and dual-LED flash at the back and a 16-megapixel f/2.0 shooter on the front for selfies and video calling. Among the biggest highlights of the cameras on the nubia handset is the fact that it can record videos at 8k resolution. The entire package is backed by a whopping 5,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging. The handset runs Android 9 Pie-based Redmagic 2.0 and includes dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, and GPS as connectivity options. A rear-mounted fingerprint scanner rounds off the specifications.