The world is going gaga over gaming smartphones, and Chinese smartphone makers such as Xiaomi and Nubia are leading this race. After Razer introduced its smartphones last year, it was the opportunity the gaming market needed to push more gaming-centric devices forward. Soon after, Asus followed with the ROG Phone and Xiaomi with its Black Shark device. The Nubia Red Magic 2 was also made available for crowdfunding on September 10th with quite a few interesting features.
For The Gamers
The second generation of the Nubia Red Magic smartphone has been marketed as a gaming phone and which it clearly justifies. It has dual cooling system mechanism that has both air and liquid cooling for managing heat. The heating system is needed to sustain intense gaming sessions without any interruptions.
Talking hardware, the device possesses the Snapdragon 845 SoC and with a variant which comes in single mammoth 10 GB RAM. The internal storage variants for Magic 2 is also fixed to 256 GB. There is also the option to expand the storage using a micro-SD card. Apart from that, the back can also light up, giving it a gamer feel. Unlike the Asus ROG Phone, the Nubia Red Magic 2 does not have any peripherals coming with it.
Other features of the device include the Red Magic OS based on Android 9 Pie running on the device. This is a feature found in the ROG Phone, as well, to provide haptic feedback support for some Google Play titles. Audio is an important aspect and the Nubia Red Magic 2 does justice with a DTS 7.1 channel along with 3D surround sound. There will also be a 4D gaming experience in the new Nubia Red Magic handset.
As mentioned earlier the phone is available for crowdfunding via JD.com. The phone is available for order priced at CNY 3,888 only in China which translates to roughly 40,000 INR. For a gaming device that offers such specifications, this is certainly an impressive price tag. The crowdfunding campaign started on November 6 and will be on till December 6. While the aim of the company was to collect at least CNY 1 million (roughly Rs. 1.04 crore), it has already collected over CNY 2,323,600 (roughly Rs. 2.42 crore) in a short span of time.
As to when we can see this phone in India is anyone’s guess. High-end Chinese flagships have not done so well in the country over the past few years and since the Red Magic 2 is still in crowdfunding stage, chances of it entering the Indian market are quite slim. If you’re buying though, remember to sell your used smartphone on Cashify before you upgrade!