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nubia has unveiled the new Red Magic lineup in order to keep its status as one of the leaders in the gaming smartphone world. The latest introduction are the Red Magic 6 and 6 Pro. The Pro version features a faster 120W charging system, has up to 18GB RAM and 512GB storage alongside a more aggressive design. The rest of the specs are identical across both models. The Red Magic 6 duo are the first phones to launch with 165Hz refresh rate screens. They also pack the flagship Snapdragon 888, fan cooling.

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nubia Red Magic 6 Series Launched

Display

The key selling point of the phones is certainly the 6.8-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with its 165Hz adaptive refresh rate. When the screen is not showing dynamic content it drops to 30Hz but it can quickly scale up to 120Hz in menus or apps and up to 165Hz in supported game titles. The panel also supports a 360Hz multi-touch sampling rate and up to 500Hz one-finger touch sampling rate. The display supports 10-bit colors and also features a fingerprint scanner tucked below the screen.

The signature touch-sensitive shoulder triggers make a return on this year’s Red Magic 6 and 6 Pro and now support 400Hz touch sampling rate for minimizing input latency. Another Red Magic staple – the active cooling air fan is also present and now spins at up to 18,000 RPM on the Red Magic 6 and 20,000 RPM on the Pro to help keep thermals in check. Both models are also outfitted with several copper heat sinks that further boost cooling.

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Photography

Around the glass back we find a triple camera setup headlined by a 64MP primary camera. There’s also an 8MP ultrawide snapper and a 2MP macro cam.

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Hardware and Software

The Snapdragon 888 on the Red magic 6 series is paired with speedy LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. The top of the range Red Magic 6 Pro Transparent Edition comes with a whopping 18GB RAM and 512GB storage.

The battery on the Red magic 6 is 5,050mAh and supports 65W fast charging which does a full top-up in 38 minutes. The 6 Pro downscales capacity to 4,500 mAh but offers 120W charging which is touted to do a 0-50% charge in just 5 minutes. The gaming smartphones run Red Magic OS 4 based on Android 11.

Both models come with headphone jacks and are compatible with nubia’s optional air cooling accessory.

Red Magic 6 Pro
Red Magic 6 Pro in colors

ZTE nubia Red Magic 6 Pro Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800 / 1900
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
  • 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66
  • 5G bands: 1, 3, 28, 38, 41, 78 SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2021, March 04
  • Status: Exp. release 2021, March 11

Design

  • Dimensions: 169 x 77.1 x 9.8 mm (6.65 x 3.04 x 0.39 in)
  • Weight: 220 g (7.76 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, glass back, aluminum frame
  • Colors: Black, Gray
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Pressure sensitive zones (400Hz touch-sensing)
  • Built-in cooling fan
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Display

  • Type: AMOLED, 1B colors, 165Hz
  • Size: 6.8 inches, 111.6 cm2 (~85.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~387 ppi density)
  • Protection: Unspecified

Operating System

  • Android 11, Redmagic 4.0

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
  • GPU: Adreno 660
  • Storage/Memory: 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 16GB RAM, 512GB 18GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • UFS 3.1

Cameras

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • 32-bit/384kHz audio

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.1, A2DP, aptX, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 3.0, USB On-The-Go; accessory connector

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 120W, 50% in 5 min (advertised)
  • Power Delivery 3.0
  • Quick Charge 5

Red Magic 6, Red Magic 6 Pro Price, Availability

The Red Magic 6 and 6 Pro comes with at least 8GB and 12GB RAM respectively but both have 128GB as the starting storage option. You can look at the pricing below:

Red Magic 6

  • 8GB+128GB – 3,799 yuan($588)
  • 12GB+128GB- 4,099 yuan($634)
  • 12GB+256GB- 4,399 yuan($680)

Red Magic 6 Pro

  • 12GB+128GB – 4,399 yuan($680)
  • 12GB+ 256GB- 4,799 yuan($741)
  • 16GB+ 256GB- 5,299 yuan($819)
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Red Magic 6 Pro Special Edition (Transparent Back)

  • 16GB+256GB – 5,599 yuan($865)
  • 18GB+512GB- 6,599 yuan($1,020)
Red Magic 6 Pro Transparent Edition
Red Magic 6 Pro Transparent Edition

As for the availability, pre-orders begin March 4 i.e, today, and run till March 10. The first sale of the Red Magic 6 series will be on March 11 at 10:00 AM Beijing time. Users in China can grab the devices from the nubia website, JD.com, and other major partner stores across the country.

For the global markets, the company did tease that it is coming soon. And if you look at the Global website, the teaser page says that something regarding the devices will be unveiled on March 16 and the launch event will probably be on April 2, 2021.

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