“The nubia Red Magic 3S dons 90Hz AMOLED display and Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC ticking at its core”
The launch of nubia Red Magic 3S has expanded the brand’s lineup of the gaming-centric smartphones in India. The handset is the follow-up to the Red Magic 3 (review) from earlier this year. The nubia Red Magic 3S has the same form factor, bevelled back with LED strip, 18:9 aspect ratio display, comes with a 90Hz screen, and a single camera at the back as well as on the front. Talking about the differences, the phone has got Snapdragon 855+ chipset instead of the regular Snapdragon 855 ticking at its core. The new SoC is gaming-focused, and hence, offers higher clock speed and 15 percent faster graphics performance. The chipset is mated with 8GB of RAM, UFS 3.0 storage, and the same active cooling system that uses liquid cooling and a turbofan with the improved air inlet.
nubia Red Magic 3S price, availability
The nubia Red Magic 3S price in India has been set at Rs 35,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. As for the colour options, the nubia Red Magic 3S 8GB RAM variant comes in just Red colour. The phone has been made available already via Flipkart in the country.
nubia Red Magic 3S specifications
The specifications of the Red Magic 3S is not very different from its younger sibling. The handset sports a 6.65-inch Super AMOLED display that bears 90Hz refresh rate, DC dimming, HDR support, and full-HD+ (1,080p) resolution. The fingerprint scanner is at the back just below the camera sensors and the shoulders of the Red Magic 3S are touch-sensitive that provide additional hardware buttons, while gaming. Users can custom map these buttons, according to their needs.
The phone rocks an octa-core Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC with Adreno 640 GPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage onboard. The nubia Red Magic 3S boots Android 9 Pie with Redmagic OS 2.1 custom skin on top out of the box. For photography, the handset sports a 48-megapixel (f/1.79) Sony IMX586 sensor with Dual LED flash on the rear. The front camera gets a 16-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling. The Red Magic 3S houses a beefy 5,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support. In terms of connectivity, you get Dual 4G VoLTE, dual-band WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C for charging, and data sync.
Other features include front-firing stereo speakers, DTS:X, 3.5mm audio jack, a magnetic connector which will let you attach cool accessories like a dock to the phone.