The Nubia Red Magic 3 is the latest gaming phone to arrive in China, and the company’s industry first cooling fan is built right into it.
It arrives with the company’s signatures around the screen display, including the back panel also. It packs a bunch of amazing features too.
A gaming phone is not like any other mobile handset, but ZTE decided to bring stunning specs to the Nubia Red Magic 3, like the Nubia Red Magic Mars.
Nubia Red Magic 3 Specs
*. Display: 6.65-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19.5:9 AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, 430 nits brightness
*. Colors: Black, Flame Red, Camouflage and Red with Blue Gradient colors
*. Dimensions: 171.7× 78.5x 9.65mm
*. Weight: 215g
*. Processor: 7nm Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 (1 x 2.84GHz Kryo 485 + 3 x 2.42GHz Kryo 485 + 4x 1.80GHz Kryo 485)
*. GPU: Adreno 640
*. RAM: 6GB / 8GB / 12GB
*. Storage: 64GB / 128GB / 256GB (UFS 2.1) internal storage
*. OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) with Redmagic OS 2.0
*. Dual SIM: YES (nano + nano)
– Back camera: 48MP rear camera with 1/2.0″ Sony IMX586, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.75 aperture, Dual LED flash
– Front camera: 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
*. Fingerprint sensor: YES (rear-mounted)
*. Network and connectivity: 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo front-facing speakers, DTS:X
*. Network and connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C
– GSM: 850MHz/1900MHz
– WCDMA: 850MHz/1900MHz/1700
– CDMA: BC0/BC1
– LTE Band: 2/4/5/7/12/17/25/26/30/41/66
*. Battery: 5000mAh battery with 27W fast charging
Design and Display
Like other gaming Smartphones out there, the handset arrives with outstanding design. Smaller bezels around the screen display, and a slight chin at the bottom.
As already aforementioned, the back panel design is much more equivalent to the Red Magic Mars gaming Smartphone. It sports a single rear camera.
The top right side sports an action button, above the cooling grid, which acts as an additional key during gaming. Notably, the diamond-shaped rear fingerprint sensor handles such situation also.
Other buttons can be customized, and the RGB lighting isn’t an exception. As you can also customize it with several effects and over 16.8 million colors with Red Magic’s light effects editor.
This is a notchless device with 6.65-inch FHD+ (1080×2340 pixels) HDR AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate and 430 nits brightness.
Features IP55 dust and water resistance, Stereo front facing speakers, DTS:X, and 3D sound technologies that creates a cinematic soundscape, with or without headphones.
Camera and Connectivity
The Nubia Red Magic 3 is arriving after the first Red Magic gaming phone, and six months plus after the official announcement of the Red Magic 2.
And sincerely, cameras has never been the gaming phone number priorities. There is a single rear mounted 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.7 aperture.
While the slight bezels up front houses the 16-megapixel front facing selfie snapper sensor with /2.0 aperture and AI Beauty features.
Red Magic 3 can shoot in 8K and up to 1920 fps (frames-per-second). The company did not add the bokeh effect feature, because there is no secondary lens.
Aside from the cameras, the mobile handset comes with numerous network and connectivity features, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, dual 4G LTE etc.
Performance and Battery
Firstly, we are excited to see the Nubia Red Magic 3 built around the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, coupled with other gaming features.
It is available in major models and variant, 6GB RAM, 8GB RAM, and 12GB RAM options. Alongside with 64GB , 128GB and 256GB internal storage.
Any gaming-focused or centric Smartphone has one major specialist, and that is the cooling. The Red Magic 3 did not let that escape their memory.
The company stuck a PC-style cooling fan inside the mobile handset, and they are calling it ‘Industry First’ It is the second-generation ICE liquid cooling, and might reduce the temperature with 16 degrees Celsius.
According to the company, this increases “effective heat transfer by 500 percent.” Anyways, it runs on Android 9 Pie out of the box.
The phone is backed by a 5,000mAh battery capacity with 27W fast charging support and Power Delivery. Promised to allow one hour of gameplay in just 10 minutes of charging.
Price of Nubia Red Magic 3
The Nubia Red Magic 3 is out in China on May 3, and will be released in the US, Canada, and Europe later in the month.
The company has also unveiled the price of the four variant, the Black 6GB/64 GB model goes for CNY2,899, $430/€385, while the CNY3,199 ($475/€425) for the double storage.
On the other side, the 8GB/128GB in Red or Black goes for CNY3,499, $520/€470), and the top notch 12GB/256GB variant is priced at CNY4,299, $640/€575) with Red-Violent gradient or a Camo finish on the back.