25 September 2018
Update: April 27th, 2018
Nubia Red Magic gaming smartphone has now stopped at Indiegogo to raise some funds for itself. It’s staying there for a crowdfunding campaign that will run a month to raise $50,000. At the time of writing, the company has managed to raise $29,384 by 104 backers, which is a great milestone but the device is still far away from reaching its $50,000 goal.
You can back the device at $400 for now, the price is 23% lesser than the launch price of the device which would be $520. This is a limited time offer and you will need to see if the offer is still available. The offer includes the 8GB RAM+128GB ROM model, powered by Red Magic OS, which is the China-specific software. The device available on the Indiegogo also includes the dbrand Black Camo skin.
For now, the Red Magic device isn’t shipping to North America but according to the description, the company’s team is still working to make it possible. But, the company also includes a special offer for the people in the US who’re waiting for the device. Nubia is offering an “exclusive voucher” option through Indiegogo. You just need to pay $9 to get a voucher of $50 off the price of the phone when it goes on sale in the US and Canada.
Original Post (April 19th, 2018)
After Razer kickstarted the gaming smartphone niche with the Razer Phone, Xiaomi joined with the Black Shark gaming phone last week. Today, ZTE’s sub-brand Nubia has joined the list with a new gaming smartphone called the ‘Red Magic.’
The Red Magic is a high-end phone with a unique cooling system and an RGB strip light on the back, taking a design cue from gaming desktops. Let’s take a look at the specifications of the device below.
Nubia Red Magic specifications:
- 6-inch 2160 x 1080p display covered by a piece of NEG Dinorex T2X-1 glass
- Snapdragon 835 SoC
- 6/8GB of RAM
- 64/128GB of UFS 2.1 storage
- 24-megapixel primary camera with f/1.7 aperture
- 8-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 wide-angle lens
- 3,800 mAh battery with fast charging
- Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
- Single loudspeaker with DTS sound support
- Android 8.1 Oreo OS
Nubia will start taking pre-orders for the Red Magic from April 25 in China. The price of the device will be as follows:
- 6GB RAM/64GB storage – 2,499 Yuan ($400)
- 8GB RAM/128GB storage – 2,999 Yuan ($480)