nubia announces Red Magic 8 Pro with 6,000mAh battery, Pro+ gets 165W fast charging
The nubia brand has just announced its Red Magic 8 Pro gaming smartphone. They’re actually two different phones – Red Magic 8 Pro with a 6,000mAh battery and 80W fast charging, and Red Magic 8 Pro+ with a smaller 5,000mAh battery but faster 80W charging. 165W.
The Plus version also comes with more RAM and storage options, but nubia has retained the same feature set and design – the Pro and Pro+ share the same chipset, cameras, footprint and software.
Both nubia Red Magic 8 Pro devices come with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. It is paired with a Red Magic R2 chip for better gaming effects, such as improved sound detail, color, touch sensitivity and feedback. of haptic vibration.
The display is a 6.8-inch AMOLED with Full HD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and up to 960Hz touch sampling rate. Just like the predecessor Red Magic 7 Pro, the selfie camera 16MP sits below the display, so there’s no punch-hole design of any kind.
Speaking of cameras, there are three on the back. The main shooter has a 50 MP Samsung ISOCELL GN5 sensor with a size of 1/1.57″ and 1.0 μm pixels. There is also an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a macro sensor. of 2 MP, but the shooting experience is not so important for a gaming handset.
What’s more crucial is gaming performance, and we can’t have a powerful phone without proper cooling. The nubia Red Magic 8 Pro builds have an ICE 11.0 cooling feature set, including multiple layers of graphite sheets and a 2068mm3 3D vapor chamber. volume.
The fan on the side now spins at 20,000 rpm, and now a sheet of graphite protects the entire screen – a big improvement in the world of gaming smartphones.
Nubia has also improved the design of the phone for better connectivity with nine separate antennas around the body. There’s a 3.5mm audio jack on the top and a USB-C port for charging on the bottom.
Two shoulder keys on the top (actually on the right side) support 520Hz touch sampling, and there’s again a hard trigger for game mode.
The nubia Red Magic 8 Pro and its 6000 mAh battery has an 8C design (eight different cells for heat management). It comes with an 80W charger in the retail box which should deliver 0-100% in 35 minutes. It’s also the largest battery ever installed in a Red Magic smartphone.
Next we have the Red Magic 8 Pro+. In order to deliver 165W fast charging, the fastest in a Red Magic smartphone, nubia has reduced the battery to 5000mAh to make room for the proper hardware that takes care of power distribution, overall security and protection management.
The 165W charger is a GaN adapter with USB-C, and we highly doubt this variant will escape China as it has to go through rigorous safety checks in order to be certified worldwide.
ZTE nubia Red Magic 8 Pro and Pro+ with black and transparent panels
The nubia Red Magic 8 Pro is on pre-order/reservation, starting at CNY 3,999. It is available in black color with three memory combinations – 8/128GB, 8/256GB and 12/256GB. The latter would also arrive with a transparent back, but it is not available for purchase at the moment .
The nubia Red Magic 8 Pro+ also has three memory variants: 12/256 GB, 16/512 GB and 16/1 TB. Prices start from CNY 5,199 for the black version, although each of them is optionally available with a transparent back for an additional 200 CNY.
The first sale is scheduled for December 28 at 10:00 a.m. local time. The phone is available on nubia’s online store and JD.com.
Source (in Chinese)