Chinese smartphone maker, Red Magic has just unveiled its newest flagship series with a gaming inspired design, in China. The new smartphone lineup includes the new Red Magic 8 Pro and 8 Pro+, which feature top notch specs and features. So, let’s take a look at what they offer.

Red Magic 8 Pro series launched

Red Magic 8 Pro and 8 Pro+ Unveiled

Design

The two smartphones come with some powerful and capable specs, it features a robust thermal management mechanism, which also consists of a physical cooling fan. On the rear, the devices feature a vertically stacked triple camera setup and the company’s branding and logo.

The two variants will also come in a special transparent version as well that has the same overall layout and dimensions but with a transparent back panel.

As per official claims, the Red Magic 8 Pro series features the largest volume of VC cooling ever from the company’s history, with a 2068mm³ total size. This enables us to get a clear view at some of the key internal specs of the device, including its processor.

Red Magic 8 Pro series unveiled

Furthermore, you can even see the dedicated cooling fan that is also RGB enabled to add to its gaming aesthetic. Meanwhile, the front on both models is an all screen body since the selfie camera is housed underneath the display panel.

Being built around gaming, the phones also feature the industry’s fastest 520Hz game shoulder keys and even offer 3.5mm headphone jacks.

Display

The two devices sport a tall 6.8 inch OLED display that offer 2480 x 1116 pixel resolution and a high 120Hz refresh rate. The display also has a high 97.3 percent screen to body ratio as well.

Red Magic 8 Pro series display

Cameras

For optics, the two phones will feature a triple camera setup on the rear, which consists of a 50 megapixel primary sensor, an 8 megapixel ultra wide angle lens, and a megapixel macro sensor. The front houses an 16 megapixel selfie shooter that is housed under the display.

Hardware and Software

The Red Magic 8 Pro series features mostly similar features under the hood. Both of them are equipped with Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC that is paired with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage on the 8 Pro and up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of internal storage on the top end model.

Red Magic 8 Pro
Red Magic 8 Pro

The devices also come with an ultra linear dual stereo speakers that will support Snapdragon sound, 96kHz lossless audio, and 48ms low latency.

The new flagship phones will run on Android 13 OS based Red Magic OS 6.0 custom skin out of the box.

Battery And Charging

One of the aspects that differentiate the two models is the battery pack and charging rates.

The Red Magic 8 Pro is powered by a large 6,000mAh battery pack that supports 80W fast charging and the company also claims can offer a long 47 hours of battery life. On the other hand, the Red Magic 8 Pro+ variant features a smaller 5,000mAh battery pack but its charging rate is more than doubled with a 165W fast charging. The brand claims that users can charge from 0 percent to 100 percent in just 14 minutes on the 8 Pro+ model.

Red Magic 8 Pro+
Red Magic 8 Pro+

Red Magic 8 Pro and 8 Pro+ Specifications

Display: 6.8-inch (2480 x 1116 pixels) Full HD+ OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, up to 960Hz touch sampling rate, 10-bit color depth and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, up to 1300 nits brightness, DC dimming, 1440Hz PWM dimming

Chipset: Octa Core Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 4nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 740 GPU

RAM/Storage: 8GB / 12GB / 16GB LPDDR5X RAM with 128GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB (UFS 4.0)

OS: Android 13 with Redmagic OS 6.0

SIM: Dual SIM

Main Camera: Triple

  • 50MP 1/1.57 Samsung GN5 sensor
  • 8MP 120-degree ultra-wide lens
  • 2MP macro camera

Selfie Camera: 16MP under-display front-facing camera

Fingerprint Sensor: Yes, In-display

Multimedia: 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo speakers, Dual Smart PA, 3 mics

Dimensions: 163.98×76.35×8.9mm

Weight: 228g (8 Pro) / 230g (8 Pro+)

Network/Connectivity: 5G NSA /SA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11 ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz + 6GHz), Bluetooth 5.3, GPS (L1/L5)+ GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC

Battery:

  • 8 Pro – 6000mAh battery, 80W fast charging
  • 8 Pro+ – 5000mAh battery, 165W fast charging

Red Magic 8 Pro and 8 Pro+ Price & Availability

The Red Magic 8 Pro series is available in multiple configurations so here’s all of the available options:

Red Magic 8 Pro

  • 8GB + 128GB – 3,999 Yuan (~$575)
  • 8GB + 256GB – 4,399 Yuan (~$632)
  • 12GB + 256GB – 4,799 Yuan (~$689)
  • Deuterium Transparent Edition (12GB + 256GB) – 4,999 Yuan (~$718)

Red Magic 8 Pro+

  • 12GB + 256GB – 5,199 Yuan (~$747)
  • 16GB + 512GB – 5,799 Yuan (~$833
  • Deuterium Transparent Edition (12GB + 256GB) – 5,399 Yuan (~$775)
  • Deuterium Transparent Edition (16GB + 512GB) – 5,999 Yuan (~$862)
  • Deuterium Transparent Edition (16GB + 1TB) – 6,999 Yuan (~$1,005)

The devices will be available for pre-orders starting today and will go on sale in China on the 28th of December 2022.

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