A gaming phone beast
The Nubian RedMagic 6 series is on its way with features that make it unique in the new smartphone crop. Not only can it boast the highest volume of RAM ever used in a handset—18GB—but it also has a 165Hz camera, the first one.
Both RedMagic 6 and RedMagic 6 Pro feature the newest Qualcomm 888 SoC, 6.8-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, and 165Hz refresh rate, the fastest possible on any smartphone today. They also have a single-finger touch sampling rate of up to 500Hz, or up to 360Hz with multitouch for enhanced gaming response, 400Hz capacitive shoulder triggers, and a triple-lens rear camera setup: a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide photographer, and a 2MP macro camera. Plus the 8MP sensor with a selfie.
The basic model has a 5.050mAh battery with 66W charging support, which takes 38 minutes for a full charge. It also has an internal fan of 18,000 rpm, liquid cooling, and a full glass rear body.
The Pro model replaces a single battery with two cells totalling 4,500mAh, allowing 120W of charge so that the phone can be charged to 50 percent in just five minutes or fully charged in 17 minutes. The fan speed would also rise to 20,000 rpm.
There’s also a translucent special version of “Dao” that comes with a glowing fan and boosts up to 18GB of RAM, a smartphone record. We’ve heard that Asus ROG Phone 5 is coming with the same number, but Nubia has beaten it to the punch.
Elsewhere, there is an optional dual-fan, dual-TEC (thermoelectric cooling) clip-on cooler, and software designed for Tencent applications such as WeChat. The company’s Solar Core gaming platform comes preloaded, promising better game response, FPS, and network latency. The Chinese gaming giant was a handset partner.
The RedMagic 6 Series is now available for order in China. The simple model starts at 3,799 yuan (about $590), with the Pro model starting at 4,399 yuan (about $680). All that choose a translucent Dao version will either pay 5,599 yuan (about $865) for 16GB/256GB of storage, or 6,599 yuan (about $1,120) for 18GB of RAM/512GB of storage.
There’s a foreign update going. RedMagic will release global launch plans and pricing on 16 March.