Nubia launched the Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro series gaming smartphones globally on Monday, January 16, 2023. The new Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro 5G is the first in the world to feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The handsets made their debut in China, last month. However, for the global variants, the company has altered the branding of the Pro Plus model, which is called the Red Magic 8 Pro “Void.” Additionally, because of its textured, opaque back body, the base model is referred to as “Matte.” This latest series of smartphones is a follow-up to the company’s older Red Magic 7 Pro lineup.
Moreover, the global variant offers a 6,000mAh battery and 65W charging support. The handsets run on Android 13-based RedMagic OS 6.0 out of the box. Let us know more about the specifications, price, availability and other details of the newly launched handsets.
Pricing And Availability
The base variant is available in a single 12GB + 256 GB storage configuration at the price of $650 (roughly Rs. 53,200). Whereas, the pro variant is available in 16GB + 512 GB storage configuration at the price of $800 (roughly Rs. 65,400). The handsets will be available in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Latin America. However, there’s no word on the availability of these handsets in the Indian markets.
Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro: Specifications
The handset features a 6.8-inch (1,116 x 2,480 pixels) AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of 960Hz. Moreover, it has two touch-based shoulder triggers with a sampling rate of 520Hz. It comes with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, along with up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM. The smartphone comes with Nubia’s ICE 11 system, which the company claims will offer improved heat transfer. Additionally, a restyled 20,000 RPM fan is provided to boost airflow and reduce the noise.
As per the company, when not gaming, the Cube Performance Optimizer secures stable frame rates and low power usage. Regarding camera configuration, the handset features a 50-megapixel camera with a Samsung GN5 sensor. Along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera and a 16-megapixel front camera for selfies and video chats. Moreover, the handset comes with up to 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage and stereo speakers. It offers connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 7, 5G, 4G, Bluetooth 5.3, and a USB Type-C port. Lastly, it weighs 228 grams and measures 163.98×76.35×9.47mm.
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