Nubia launched its latest e-sports flagship gaming smartphone earlier this month. And the Red Magic 8S Pro is going global today. It is similar to its non-S sibling, Red Magic 8 Pro, but has few upgrades. Let’s take a look at the Nubia Red Magic 8S Pro and 8S Pro+ design, specifications, and expected price in Nepal.
Nubia Red Magic 8S Pro Series Overview:
The Red Magic 8S Pro phones feature a sleek, modern design with flat sides. The devices sport a large 6.8″ 120Hz AMOLED display which its predecessor already had, making gaming and multimedia consumption a delight. The screen covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, has a touch sampling rate of 960Hz, and can hit 1300 nits of peak brightness.
The shoulder triggers have an even faster touch sampling rate of 520Hz. Additionally, the inclusion of an under-display selfie camera ensures an uninterrupted viewing experience.
One of the main highlights of the Red Magic 8S Pro Series is its powerful hardware configuration. The siblings are powered by the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 SoC, which includes the powerful Cortex-X3 CPU clocked at 3.36GHz, ensuring optimal performance. This is the same chip as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy but without the Galaxy branding.
Complementing that, there’s an independent “Red Core R2” gaming chip. This is paired with up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage for the vanilla 8S Pro and 24GB RAM and 1TB storage for the Plus variant. Hence, users can expect enhanced performance and faster processing speeds.
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The Red Magic 8S Pro phones sport a dedicated Game Mode toggle, allowing users to switch between different gaming modes and settings. The devices also include two touch-sensitive shoulder buttons, customizable for specific in-game actions, providing more control and convenience to gamers.
To address the issue of overheating during long gaming sessions, the Red Magic 8S Pros come with an improved ICE 12 cooling system with the same 20,000 RPM cooling fan, improved airflow, and thermal paste. Nubia has added RGB lighting to the entire 8S Pro series.
In terms of camera capabilities, the Red Magic 8S Pro devices feature a vertical triple camera setup without a fancy island. The primary shooter is a 50MP lens, while the other two are 8MP ultrawide and 2 MP macro cameras respectively. A single LED flash is located above the lenses. They have an under-display 16MP camera as a selfie shooter. While the focus of these devices lies primarily in gaming, the camera system still offers decent photography and videography capabilities.
Rest of the Specs
The handsets have massive batteries, with the standard 8S Pro packing a 6000mAh cell(s) while its Plus brother gets a slightly smaller 5000mAh battery. The 8S Pro+ supports 165W wired charging, while the vanilla variant allows for 80W fast charging. Red Magic 8S Pro can juice to 100% in 35 minutes, while the 8S Pro+ gets fully charged in a record time of 14 minutes.
Additionally, the smartphones include a USB-C port at the bottom, RGB light for the fan, and retain the 3.5mm audio jack on the top, catering to the preferences of users who rely on wired audio accessories.
Red Magic 8S Pro, 8S Pro + Specifications:
- Dimensions: 164×76.4×8.9mm
- Weight: 228g (8S Pro), 230g (8S Pro +)
- Display: 6.8-inch AMOLED, 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 8.0
- Cameras: Triple
– 50MP Samsung S5KGN5 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
- 8S Pro: 6000mAh battery, 80W fast charging
- 8S Pro+: 5000mAh battery, 165W fast charging
Nubia Red Magic 8S Pro Price in Nepal and Availability
The Nubia Red Magic 8S Pro price starts at USD 649 for the 12/256GB trim. If and when it does make its way here, we expect the Nubia Red Magic 8S Pro Price in Nepal to start from NPR 110,000.
|Smartphone||Configuration||Price in USA (Global)||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Nubia Red Magic 8S Pro||Midnight 12/256GB||USD 649||NPR 110,000|
|Platinum 16/512GB||USD 779||NPR 130,000|
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