Gaming smartphones, these days you can find them more often at your favourite stores. Whether there is a real demand for smartphones purely focused on gaming is hard to say. In most cases, manufacturers do not release sales figures for specific devices, but rather a total of all smartphone (series). For Nubia, it seems to be a healthy business, since on 27 May it has once again launched a gaming smartphone: the Red Magic 3. After launching on the Chinese market, there is finally a view of European availability. You can order the device with a fan for 479 euros.
Nubia Red Magic 3 Features
Let’s start with the fan because that is what makes the smartphone special if you were to place it on the market among other smartphones. According to Nubia, the fan can make a maximum of 14,000 RPM (Rounds Per Minute), a decent speed for a fan. Thanks to this cooling solution, together with a heat pipe, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC would stay up to five degrees cooler, although it is not specified exactly in which situations the device should stay cooler.
Furthermore, the device contains at least 8 GB of RAM internally, coupled with 128 GB of storage memory, while the model with 12 GB of RAM will have 256 GB of internal storage.
At the front of the Red Magic 3, we are introduced to a 6.65-inch Full-HD + screen. This is an AMOLED copy with a 90Hz refresh rate. Asus and OnePlus previously brought 90Hz AMOLED screens to smartphones, so Nubia is now the third largest in Europe. Razer manages to refresh his screens a little faster, at 120Hz to be precise. The higher the refresh rate, the smoother the gaming experience should be.
Despite the large screen, the device has to last for a long time on one battery charge due to its 5,000 mAh battery, the battery charging time is up to 18W. Nubia supplies the required cable and charger in the box.
ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 Key Specs
Here are the Red Magic 3 key specifications…
|Display||6.65 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (~80.5% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~388 ppi density)|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie); Redmagic 2.0|
|Processor||Octa-core 2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Processor|
|Storage||256 GB, 12 GB RAM, 128 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64 GB, 6 GB RAM|
|Camera||48MP Rear/16MP Front (With LED light)|
|Price||Starts 479 euros (approx. N191,000)|
Buy Nubia Red Magic 3 via the Nubia website
At the time of writing, you can go to Nubia to purchase the device. Basically, pay the 479 euros (approx. N191,000 naira) for 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, this configuration is available in both black and red. If you prefer (slightly) more storage or RAM, you can go to Nubia for 12GB RAM and 256GB storage memory. At the checkout, you pay just a little more, 599 euros. For the most expensive option, there is one colour: Camo. Nubia only sells its devices in Europe through its own sales channel, you can visit the Nubia website to purchase the device.
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