Nubia has just announced the Red Magic 8 Pro series in China, which includes the Red Magic 8 Pro and 8 Pro+. Both devices feature similar specifications, with the main difference being their battery size. In this article, we will provide an overview of the specifications, features, availability, and expected price of the Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro and Red Magic 8 Pro Plus in Nepal.
Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro, 8 Pro Plus Overview:
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
As expected of any flagship gaming phone, both the Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro and Pro+ uses the best chip out there, which in this case, is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. The latest chip from Qualcomm is based on a new 4nm node and brings a 1+4+3 core architecture with Cortex-X3 Prime, Cortex-A715, Cortex-A710 performance, and Cortex-A510 efficiency cores. On the graphics side, it has the latest Adreno 740 based on the ARM IMMORTALIS GPU with hardware-accelerated ray tracing.
So, the new chip alone makes smartphones 37% faster in CPU and 42% better in GPU. Additionally, the use of LPDDR5 (8533Mbps) and UFS 4.0 (3.5GB/s) standards results in 37% faster memory and 100% faster storage.
In-house Red Core R2 game chip
Backing the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is the Red Core R2 independent game chip to enrich the user’s gaming experience. This new chip is tasked with optimizing the shoulder buttons, touch inputs, haptics vibration, and sound effects for an immersive gaming experience.
ICE 11.0 Magic Cooling System
Along with the new game chip, Red Magic 8 Pro/Pro+ will also have Nubia’s latest self-developed ICE 11.0 cooling system. Of all the cooling components on the phone, Nubia is really hyping up the new 3D Ice-level double pump Vapor Chamber with liquid cooling, which the brand believes is the industry’s first. It is also the biggest VC in the Red Magic lineup with a volume of 2068mm3, and it boasts 100% higher thermal conductivity than traditional VCs.
That aside, the ICE 11.0 cooling solution consists of over a dozen other components, including high-speed centrifugal fans, an air duct, a graphene layer, and additional 10 layers of heat-dissipation materials. All of them work in tandem to reduce the surface temperature of the phone by up to 16° Celsius.
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Design and Display
Nubia has also re-designed the Red Magic 8 Pro from the ground up. It now flaunts a boxy design with flat edges. There are volume rockers and a power key to the left, while the left side is home to the gaming shoulder buttons and a slider with a red accent. The phone will be available in matte black and transparent color options.
Over on the front, there is a 6.8-inch 120Hz flat AMOLED screen with symmetrical 1.48mm side bezels. This allows the phone to achieve a 93.7% screen-to-body ratio. Other display specs include a 960Hz touch sampling rate, 10-bit color gamut, 1440Hz PWM Dimming, and up to 1300 nits of peak brightness.
Rest of the specs
Gaming phones are not known for their cameras, and the Red Magic 8 Pro series will be no different. Both the 8 Pro and Pro+ features a 50MP ISOCELL GN5 sensor as the primary shooter. This is joined by an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens and a 2MP macro sensor. Meanwhile, there is a 16MP under-display camera for selfies.
Moving on, the smartphones feature a 1115K+1216 ultra-linear stereo speaker setup with Snapdragon sound, 96kHz lossless audio, and 48ms low latency.
Until now, the specifications of both devices have been similar. However, they differ in terms of battery capacity, as the 8 Pro has a 6000mAh battery and supports 80W charging. The Red Magic 8 Pro+, on the other hand, has a smaller 5000mAh battery but supports faster 165W charging.
Red Magic 8 Pro, 8 Pro+ Specifications:
- Dimensions: 163.98×76.35×8.9mm
- Weight: 228g (8 Pro) / 230g (8 Pro+)
- Display: 6.8-inch OLED, 120Hz, up to 960Hz touch sampling rate, 10-bit, 100% DCI-P3, up to 1300 nits brightness, 1440Hz PWM dimming
- Resolution: Full HD+ (2480 x 1116 pixels)
- SoC: Octa Core Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 4nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 740 GPU
- Memory: 8GB / 12GB / 16GB LPDDR5X RAM with 128GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB (UFS 4.0)
- OS: Android 13 with Redmagic OS 6.0
- Cameras: Triple;
– 50MP ISOCELL GN5 primary
– 8MP ultra-wide, 120-degree FOV
– 2MP macro
- Selfie: 16MP (under-display)
- Biometrics: In-display fingerprint sensor
- Audio: 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo speakers
- Connectivity: 5G (NSA /SA), Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 ax), Bluetooth 5.3, GPS (L1/L5)+ GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC
- 8 Pro: 6000mAh battery, 80W fast charging
- 8 Pro+: 5000mAh battery, 165W fast charging
Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro, 8 Pro Plus Price in Nepal and Availability
The Red Magic 8 Pro is priced at CNY 3,999 for the base 8/128GB variant. Whereas, the 8 Pro+ starts at CNY 5,199 for the 12/256GB model. If and when Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro and Red Magic 8 Pro+ launch in Nepal we expect the price to start at NPR 100,000 and NPR 130,000, respectively.
|Smartphone||Configuration||Price in China||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro||8/128GB||CNY 3,999||NPR 100,000|
|8/256GB||CNY 4,399||NPR 110,000|
|12/256GB||CNY 4,799||NPR 120,000|
|12/256GB (Transparent Edition)||CNY 4,999||NPR 125,000|
|Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro+||12/256GB||CNY 5,199||NPR 130,000|
|16/512GB||CNY 5,799||NPR 145,000|
|12/256GB (Transparent Edition)||CNY 5,399||NPR 135,000|
|16/512GB (Transparent Edition)||CNY 5,999||NPR 150,000|
|16GB, 1TB (Transparent Edition)||CNY 6,999||NPR 173,169|
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