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ZTE Nubia Red Magic – ZTE’s First Gaming Smartphone (Full Specifications, Features and Price)

ZTE Nubia Red Magic is a stunning gaming smartphone from Chinese smartphone giant - ZTE. The smartphone is designed with cooling system to tackle overheating issues. Not just that, its Adreno GPU ensured graphics are primed for the best output. Find more about the phone as you continue reading.

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As the attention of the smartphone OEMs is starting to shift to the gaming sector, ZTE has decided to introduce its own gaming smartphone – ZTE Nubia Red Magic. Well, from another point of view, this device is a response to the gaming smartphone released by Chinese counterpart, Xiaomi, called the Xiaomi Black Shark. From the design to the interiors, this Nubia Red Magic is super good. In that stead, let’s scrutinize the phone’s details.

Design wise, the smartphone is really attractive. A well-positioned camera didn’t do anything to interfere with the configurable RGB lighting placed at the rear. In fact, the back of this smartphone is designed in a comfortable manner reminiscent of a gamepad. As an extra, the device is packed with a cooling air vent to reduce to the barest minimum the heat tendency of the smartphone. For protection, Dinorex T2X-1 scratch/shock resistant glass gets fixed on the smartphone’s screen.

In the display region, the smartphone sports a massive 6.0 inches LTPS IPS display that works with 1080 X 2160 pixels resolution and 402PPI pixel density. With the Full View 18:9 aspect ratio in place, the display has a 78.5% screen-to-body ratio. Android Oreo OS serves as the platform for which the Nubia Red Magic OS works on the smartphone. Nonetheless, there’s a scheduled update to the not yet released Android P.

Under the hood, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC handles the core operations of the smartphone. It envelops an octa-core 2.35GHz CPU and Adreno 540 GPU. The smartphone has either the 6GB RAM / 64GB ROM variant or the 8GB RAM / 128GB ROM variant. Either way, it has no MicroSD card support.

From ZTE Nubia Red Magic’s rear, a 24MP shooter with f/1.7 aperture does justice to the photography. A LED flash also backs it up in its operations. For the selfies, an 8MP sensor was placed at the smartphone’s front. The phone is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 3,800mAh battery. It charges really fast as a result of Quick Charge technology present on the device.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Key Specs

Here are the ZTE Nubia Red Magic key specifications…

Display 6-inch LTPS IPS capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2160 pixels
OS Android 8.1 Oreo OS
Processor Octa-core 2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor
Storage 64GB / 128GB ROM + 6GB / 8GB RAM
Camera 24MP Rear/8MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 3800mAh
Price N160,000 – N170,000

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ZTE Nubia Red Magic Price and Availability

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The ZTE Nubia Red Magic launched in April 2018, it’s available in colours Black and Red. You can order the phone from any of the online shopping markets using the links below. ZTE Nubia Red Magic retails at $480 (₦160,000 – ₦170,000 in Nigeria). (CLICK TO BUY ZTE NUBIA RED MAGIC).

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Processor: Octa-core 4 x 2.35 GHz Kryo & 4 x 1.9 GHz Kryo (Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835)
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • Memory: 6GB/8GB
  • Colours: Red, Black
  • Dimension: 158.1 x 74.9 x 9.5 mm
  • Weight: 185g
  • SIM Type: Nano sim
  • SIM Count: Dual sim


  • Display: 6.0-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 260 X 1080 pixels (402 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Dinorex T2X-1 scratch/shock resistant glass


  • Rear Camera: 24MP camera, 2160 [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: Phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 8MP camera, 1080p [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB/128GB
  • Memory Card Support: –
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –
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Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, 42.2/5.76Mbps,
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: LTE-A (5CA) Cat 16 1024/150Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yew, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX
  • NFC: –
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 1.0, OTG


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+ player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: –
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3,800mAh non-removable Li-Po battery
  • Fast Charging: Yes

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