ZTE once again amazes in the gaming phone arena announcing not one but two models of the ZTE nubia Red Magic 8 Pro.
Just like previous models, this year’s flagship brings the best specs in a phone for gamers, only this time you get two options: bigger battery or faster charging.
The Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro has a 6,000 mAh battery and 80W fast charging, while the Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro+ ups the ante with 165W fast charging and more RAM and storage but features a smaller 5,000mAh battery.
While the base Red Magic Pro starts at 8GB RAM and 128 GB storage and goes up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, the Pro Plus model starts at 12GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage and goes all the way to a 16GB RAM and 1 TB storage model.
Other than that, both nubia models feature the same specs and both will be available with a transparent back in a special edition.
The nubia Red Magic 8 Pro specs include the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset with a red Magic R2 chip designed for gaming, which improves graphics and touch sensitivity and handles haptic vibration.
The Red Magic 8 Pro has a 6.8-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display with 120Hz refresh rate and 960Hz max touch sampling rate and, just like the previous model, sports a 16 MP selfie cam under it.
On the back, you have a 50MP sensor, a 8MP ultra-wide-snapper and a 2MP macro sensor, a decent setup for a gaming phone.
Still, since it’s a gaming phone, the notable specs are not the camera.
Instead, the interesting design choices are related to cooling.
The Red Magic 8 Pro comes with multiple layers of graphite sheets for cooling, a 3D vapor chamber and a 20,000 RPM side fan, so long gaming sessions won’t affect the temperature of this device.
You also have two shoulder keys for the touch sampling and a hard trigger that starts gaming mode, plus a 3.5mm headphone jack so you can connect your favorite gaming headset.
The Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro line-up retails starting at CNY5,199, which translates to about $750.
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