“The Red Magic 3 also comes with a whopping 12GB of RAM and an active liquid-cooling technology paired with an internal turbofan”
ZTE sub-brand nubia has expanded the lineup of its gaming smartphones with the new Red Magic 3 smartphone. The handset is the third installment of the series, succeeding last year’s Red Magic Mars smartphone. The major improvements on the Red Magic 3 are on the inside. The handset is now powered by the flagship Snapdragon 855 SoC, has a slightly bigger display with faster refresh rate than most conventional smartphones, and liquid cooling technology with an internal turbofan that is said to effectively increase heat transfer by 500 percent. “This groundbreaking thermal design improves comfort and boosts performance for a smoother, more comfortable gaming experience,” said the company.
nubia Red Magic 3 price, availability
The nubia Red Magic 3 price in China has been set at RMB 2,899 (~Rs 30,000) for the base 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. The 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB variants will set you back to RMB 3,199 (~Rs 33,000) and RMB 3,499 (~Rs 36,000) respectively. The high-end 12GB RAM + 256GB storage option comes with RMB 4,299 (~Rs 44,500) sticker price. The phone comes in Black, Flame Red, Camouflage, and Red with Blue Gradient colour options and will go for sale in the country starting from May 3rd onwards.
The Red Magic 3 global launch is said to be later in May for India, the US, Canada, Europe, and the UK. The company has confirmed to launch the device in India as well, but there’s no time frame yet.
nubia Red Magic 3 specifications
The nubia Red Magic 3 looks a lot like its predecessor. There is a beveled back with LED strip in the middle and a fingerprint sensor, camera sensor, and LED flash up top. The fascia of the phone has mostly display, with visibly thin bezels. The handset also has an additional hardware switch to toggle “Red Magic Game Space 2.0” (a gaming-focused dashboard) and touch-sensitive shoulders that triggers additional hardware buttons for a gamepad accessory. 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 for uninterrupted gaming, record in-game videos, and more.
Coming to the specifications, the nubia Red Magic 3 is equipped with a 6.65-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate for smooth animation and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. At its core lies octa-core Snapdragon 855 7nm mobile platform, accompanied by up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB onboard storage. An impressive 5,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging fuels the handset. On the software front, the Red Magic 3 runs Android 9 Pie with Redmagic 2.0 custom skin out of the box.
In optics, the phone sports a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.75 aperture lens and dual-LED flash at the back. For selfies, you get a 16-megapixel shooter (f/2.0) on the front for selfies and video calling. Connectivity options include dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, and GPS. Lastly, the Red Magic 3 packs stereo front-facing speakers, measures 171.7× 78.5x 9.65mm, and weighs 215 grams.
|Octa core (2.84 GHz, Single Core + 2.42 GHz, Tri core + 1.8 GHz, Quad core)|
|8 GB RAM|
|6.65 inches (16.89 cm)|
|1080x2340 px, 388 PPI|
|48 MP Primary Camera|
|Dual LED Flash|
|16 MP Front Camera|
|USB Type-C port|