ZTE Nubia Red Magic Specifications, Features, Price and Availability

Nubia just announced a new device, the ZTE Nubia Red Magic, which is basically a smartphone dedicated for gaming. Just like the Xiaomi Black Shark that was announced few days ago, Nubia Red Magic was also designed having the game lovers in mind. The edgy shape of the phone was inspired by a battleship, having some configurable LED strips which impressed from the back. The design also feature three vents for some sort of air cooling and graphite layers for quick and even heat dispersion. See the full specifications and features of the ZTE Nubia Red Magic, as well as its price and availability.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Specifications, Features, Price and Availability

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Features

The ZTE Nubia Red Magic sports a 6 inches LTPS display of 2160 x 1080 pixel resolution. The whole display is covered by a piece of NEG Dinorex T2X-1 Glass. It has a Snapdragons 835 SoC coupled with either a 6GB RAM or an 8GB RAM, depending on the storage option you choose to buy, be it 64GB or 128GB. There is a special hardware key for performance mode at one of the phone’s sides.

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The ZTE Nubia Red Magic impresses with a 24MP main camera with f/1.7 bright lens, and an 8MP front-facing snapper with f/2.0 wide-angle lens. The Nubia Red Magic also come with a large 3800mAh battery that has fast charging support, and also ensures you have a longer battery life. Other notable specs include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and, unfortunately, a single loudspeaker. There is also support for DTS sound. Talking about OS, the ZTE Nubia Red Magic runs on a new Red Magic Launcher based on Android 8.1 Oreo.


ZTE Nubia Red Magic Specifications


Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps



Announced 2018, April
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, April 25th



Dimensions 158.1 x 74.9 x 9.5 mm (6.22 x 2.95 x 0.37 in)
Weight 185 g (6.53 oz)
Build Front glass, aluminum body
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  – RGB light panel (on the back)



Type LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.0 inches, 92.9 cm2 (~78.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Dinorex T2X-1 scratch/shock resistant glass
  – nubia Red Magic OS



OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPU Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo& 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 540



Card slot No
Internal 128 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64 GB, 6 GB RAM



Primary 24 MP (f/1.7), phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps
Secondary 8 MP (f/2.0)



Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  – DTS-HD audio
– 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic



WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, aptX, LE
Radio No
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go



Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
  – Fast battery charging
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+ player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer



  Non-removable Li-Po 3800 mAh battery



Colors Red, Black
Price About 400 EUR

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Price and Availability

The ZTE Nubia Red Magic will be made available as from April 26th 2018 via iIndieGogo for a price of $399. If you are in China, you can order the Nubia Red Magic starting from April 25th 2018 for a price of CNY2,499 (approximately $399 in the United States) for the 6GB + 64GB variant, or CNY2,999 ($479 in the United States) for the 8GB + 128GB version. People who order early will receive free T-shirts, backpacks, plus other goodies.


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