Nubia has announced their latest gaming smartphones for the year 2021 in China. The Red Magic 6 Series is the successor to the previously launched Red Magic devices. The newly launched devices from the Chinese manufacturer have many improved aspects from the Red Magic 5 Series.
Even though the previous-gen Red Magic has support for 5G, it continued this year as well with the virtue of Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon chipset.
Nubia has collaborated with Tencent Games to unveil a Tencent Special Edition that features 18GB of RAM in the smartphone. This device is the World’s first smartphone with 18GB RAM. The newly launched smartphones are also the first handsets in the world to sport 165Hz refresh rate screens.
Nubia will give a tough competition to other brands as they have included as many high-end specifications and features on their new devices.
Nubia Red Magic 6 Series Specifications
The Red Magic 6 and 6 Pro duo features a 6.8-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with a 165Hz adaptive refresh rate. The adaptive refresh rate on the display helps to quickly scale up to 120 or 165Hz when in use.
The smartphone’s display can switch to 30Hz if the screen is not in motion. The display panel supports a 360Hz multi-touch sampling rate and up to 500Hz one-finger touch sampling rate. The screen houses an in-display fingerprint scanner and a 10-bit color gamut.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 SoC with Adreno 660 GPU powers the Nubia Red Magic 6 Series. The storage options for the series come in 12/16/18 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128/256/512 GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage.
The duo runs on the Android 11 operating system with Redmagic 4.0 skin on top. Red Magic previously featured Air-triggers for gaming. This time they made a comeback with a low input latency of 400Hz touch sampling rate.
Cameras and Battery
The camera department on the rear accommodates a triple camera setup with a 64MP primary camera. An 8MP ultrawide shooter and a 2MP macro lens. The front-facing camera is an 8 MP wide-angle shooter for attending video calls and selfies.
The rear cameras support HDR for capturing pictures and have 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60fps in video recording. The cameras have CPHY-DSI Technology which increases the transmission rate for high-quality images.
The battery capacity of the Red Magic 6 Duo is 4500 mAh that supports fast-charging up to 120W via the in-box adapter. Nubia claims that the 120W fast charging can do 50% in 5 min of charge time.
Apart from these, the duo has a cooling system dubbed as ICE 6.0 Multi-dimensional Cooling System and comes with an in-built turbofan. The fan can up to speeds of 20,000 RPM to lessen the heat. The SoC has copper heat sinks that further boost cooling.
Price and Availability
Nubia Red Magic 6 starts for a price tag of CNY 3,799 or $587 for the 8GB RAM, 128GB storage. The 12GB RAM, 128GB storage version is for CNY 4,099 or $634, and the higher 12GB RAM, 256GB storage variant comes for CNY 4,399 or $680.
The Red Magic 6 Pro starts for a price tag of CNY 4,399 or $680 for 12GB RAM, 128GB storage. The other two variants which are 12GB RAM, 256GB storage, and 16GB RAM, 256GB storage are priced at CNY 4,799 and CNY 5,299 respectively.
The Nubia’s Tencent Edition is the top of the range Red Magic Transparent Edition. The prices for 16/18 GB of RAM and 256/512 GB of storage are CNY 5,599 or $865 and CNY 6,599 or $1,020 respectively. The pre-orders have started for these duos and are scheduled for sale from March 11 in China.