Nubia today unveiled its next addition to its growing portfolio of gaming smartphones at an event in China. Dubbed as Nubia Red Magic 3, the phone takes it to the next level by incorporating an active cooling setup inside of the phone.
As for the specs, the Nubia Red Magic 3 is a beastly gaming smartphone with a gaming specialized hardware that hasn’t been seen in an Android smartphone before. It features a design language similar to the previous Nubia Red Magic gaming smartphones like the Red Magic Mars. It includes an active cooling system with a rotating fan inside the device. The company claims the fan has “ultra-low” power consumption and can work continuously for 1 hour consuming less than 1% of power. Even after the active fan system with 14,000 rpm, the smartphones retains an IP55 rating for dust and water resistance.
There is a 6.65 inch FHD+ 19.5:9 AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, and additional support for features like DC Dimming and HDR. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 paired with 6GB/8GB/12GB RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage. In the camera department, it sports a single 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor on the rear with f/1.7 aperture, 80° lens and 1.6μm pixel size while offering a 16MP selfie camera. The device has 8K video recording support and super slow motion mode of up to a whopping 1,920 fps. It runs on Android 9 Pie with few additions from Nubia and is backed by a massive 5,000 mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging, 27W USB PD and Quick Charge 4.0 compatibility.
The front of the handset houses a stereo speaker setup while including an RGB lightning strip at the back which users can customize with over 16.8 million options. There are two touch-sensitive buttons on the right side and a rear fingerprint scanner that can be set to different on-screen functions. It also includes a physical switch key to toggle the “Red Magic Game Space 2.0” feature that gives quick access to gaming-focused functionalities like toggling the internal fan, temperature monitoring, and screen recording.
The Nubia Red Magic 3 will be available in four color options: Black, Red, Camouflage and Blue and Red Gradient. The pricing starts at CNY 2,899 for the 6GB+64GB variant while the 6GB+128GB variant costs CNY 3,199. The Red color variant with 8GB+128GB configuration comes at a price tag of CNY 3,499.
The Camouflage color variant and Blue and Red color gradient will be available in a 12GB+256GB configuration for CNY 4,299. The sales in China will start from May 3 onwards. There is no word for the Global availability but like its predecessors, there is a high chance it will be launched in the US and European markets.
Nubia Red Magic 3 specifications
- 6.65 inch FHD+ 19.5:9 AMOLED display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
- 6GB/8GB/12GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage
- 48MP Sony IMX586 rear camera
- 16MP front camera
- Android 9 Pie
- 5,000 mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging, 27W USB PD and Quick Charge 4.0 compatibility