nubia Red Magic 3S has been launched as the company’s latest gaming Smartphone with 6.65-inch FHD+ HDR AMOLED 90Hz display, Snapdragon 855 Plus, 12GB RAM, improved active liquid-cooling and internal turbo fan.

The new gaming mobile smartphone was officially unveiled at an event in China. Being the successor to the ZTE nubia Red Magic 3 gaming phone, it comes with a slight difference in design, updated processor.

Other added features includes faster storage, a liquid cooling and fan solution. With the new advanced liquid cooling feature, the phone will definitely improve in thermal performance.

Arrives with a 6.65-inch FHD+ HDR AMOLED display with 90hz refresh rate, HDR support, and also packs a touch-sensitive shoulder triggers that provide additional hardware buttons without the need for a gamepad accessory.

Powered by Snapdragon 855+ with up to 12GB of RAM and features UFS 3.0 storage. It packs a 5,000mAh battery with 27W quick charging. Available in Black, Flame Red and new Silver color option.

With the nubia Red Magic 3S, the company has proved a lot of points with its customization, starting from the buttons to suit your game of choice, to the RGB lighting with several effects and over 16.8 million colors with Red Magic’s light effects editor.


It sports a single 48-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX586 sensor offering 12MP output and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone is still capable of shooting 8K video at 15fps.

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ZTE nubia Red Magic 3s Specifications

Network Properties

  • 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


  • Announced: 2019, September
  • Status: Release 2019, September


  • 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
  • Colours: Silver, Red/Blue
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • RGB light panel (on the back)
  • Pressure sensitive zones
  • Built-in cooling fan


  • 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

Operating System

  • 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)
  • Storage: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, UFS3.0
  • Memory Card slot: No

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  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • DTS XU1tra sound
  • 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
  • GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go; accessory connector

Other Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
  • Charging: Fast battery charging 18W
  • Quick Charge 4+

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ZTE nubia Red Magic 3s Price and Availability

The price of the Nubia Red Magic 3s 8GB RAM model with 128GB storage starts at 2999 yuan, around ($419 / Rs. 30,190) while the premium 12GB RAM with 256GB storage version goes for 3799 yuan, around ($531 / Rs. 38,250.

The Nubia Red Magic 3S will definitely go on sale in China from September 9th. While the global market variants will arrive in global markets from October.

ZTE nubia Red Magic 3s Review Rating

We are yet to review the nubia Red Magic 3s and so do not have a review rating for it yet. This section will be updated with our review rating and a link to the review page, as soon as we have a review ready.

TellForce Blog Buyer’s Guide Verdict

Not yet available.

Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the specs and  information on this page about the nubia Red Magic 3s are 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please contact us.

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