ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3S Specification, Price, and Release Date

While the ZTE nubia Red Magic 3 was launched in May, its successor was just announced yesterday. The ZTE nubia Red Magic 3S has more up to date specs with the Snapdragon 855+ under the hood, alongside faster storage and a liquid cooling fan solution. In terms of appearance, the only design difference is the reshaped air intake grill around the back which comes in a new Y-shaped

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3S Specification, Price, and Release Date

ZTE nubia Red Magic 3s Features

The ZTE nubia Red Magic 3S comes with a 6.65 AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It also has a dual front firing speakers and a 16MP selfie camera. At the back, you will find a single 48MP f/1.7 Sony IMX586 sensor, and LED flash and the oddly shaped hexagonal fingerprint reader.

Just above the fingerprint reader you will find the newly designed vent. The manufacturer boasts that they managed to greatly improve the cooling solution on the nubia Red Magic 3S with a combined liquid cooling tube and fan solution.

According to the company, this new combo should result in noticeably better cooling management and can reduce the CPU core temperature by up to 18°C. The sides of the phone also feature the touch-sensitive shoulder triggers which can be remapped in certain games.

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The biggest new feature comes under the hood, with the new Snapdragon 855+ chipset paired with 8GB/12GB RAM and up to 256GB UFS 3.0 storage. The battery capacity is 5000mAh with the same 27W fast charging support like that of its predecessor. The software front is covered by Red Magic OS 2.1 on top of Android Pie.

ZTE nubia Red Magic 3S Price and Release Date

The ZTE nubia Red Magic 3S is already up for reservations while the official sales is slated for September 9 in China. The price starts at CNY2,999 ($419) for the 8GB/128GB version, while the highest spec model will cost CNY3,799 ($531) and packs 12GB RAM + 256GB storage. The phone will make its way to more countries later this year.

ZTE nubia Red Magic 3S Specification

NETWORK
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  CDMA 800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
  CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 30(2300), 66(1700/2100) – Global
  LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – EU
  LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) – NA
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/150 Mbps
LAUNCH
Announced 2019, September
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, September
BODY
Dimensions 171.7 x 78.5 x 9.7 mm (6.76 x 3.09 x 0.38 in)
Weight 215 g (7.58 oz)
Build Front glass, aluminum body
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  RGB light panel (on the back)
Pressure sensitive zones
Built-in cooling fan
DISPLAY
Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.65 inches, 108.6 cm2 (~80.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~388 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
  DCI-P3 100%
90 Hz
PLATFORM
OS Android 9.0 (Pie); Redmagic 2.0
Chipset Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1×2.96 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 485)
GPU Adreno 640 (700 MHz)
MEMORY
Card slot No
Internal 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA
Single 48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 4320@15fps, 2160p@30/60fps, 1920fps
SELFIE CAMERA
Single 16 MP, f/2.0, 2.0µm
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
  DTS XU1tra sound
32-bit/384kHz audio
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, aptX, LE
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
Radio No
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go; accessory connector
FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERY
  Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 18W
Quick Charge 4+
MISC
Colors Silver, Red/Blue
Price About 500 EUR
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