The Nubia brand formalized the new Red Magic 8 Pro gaming smartphone in China at the end of last year and now it’s time to look at the conditions of sale on the French market, since from February 2, 2023 the device will be available at a very cheap price Price will be aggressively priced to try to seduce as wide an audience as possible. Here are all the details.
Nubia’s gaming division now offers the new smartphone for gaming, Red Magic 8 Pro. This follows the current Red Magic 7 Pro and Red Magic 7S Pro. Already announced for the Chinese market, it is available in two versions, one transparent and the other opaque. Indeed, the Red Magic 8 Pro offers a completely flat back shell A few parts show what might be inside, including the fan that cools the internal components. The hot air evacuation chamber is also located transversely at the level of the upper part. This is the difference to the previous models rectangular side that gives the impression of holding a monolith in your hands with very pronounced angles but with an extremely pleasant grip. The profiles are also flat. The dimensions are still large as the Red Magic 8 Pro measures 163.98 x 76.36mm with a thickness of 8.9mm versus 9.98mm for the Red Magic 7S Pro, which you can read our review of. In the hand it does 228 gramsthis is less than the previous ones.
A Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset on board
The new Red Magic 8 Pro smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip with 12 GB (opaque version) or 16 GB (transparent version) RAM in LPDDR5X format, the fastest standard available today. He proposes 256 GB (opaque version) or 512 GB (transparent version) Storage space in UFS 4.0 format. Its battery is compared to previous models with 5000 mAh 6000mAh here, which should give her greater autonomy. Notice that 65 watt supported charging speed for the European model. In China, the device can support a 165-watt charge, so much faster. There can be no talk of wireless or reverse charging here. The mobile phone is compatible with 5G, Wi-Fi 6E and NFC. Note that this is the case already prepared for the Wi-Fi 7 standard when this network is available.
The phone comes with an under-screen fingerprint reader that also includes one heart rate sensor and thus enables the measurement of the heart rate of the user. The smartphone is stereo, DTS:X compatible. It supports Bluetooth 5.3. You can also rely on the presence of a dedicated Red Core 2 chip that manages in real time the sensitive triggers available in the profile, the vibrations, the tactile response and the sound effects during the gaming sessions to offer the most successful gaming experience. Everything is cooled by a fan connected to an extraction chamber and multiple layers of material.
A camera under the screen to take a selfie
The Nubia brand is a subsidiary of the Chinese company ZTE, which was the first to be marketed Smartphones with an under-screen selfie camera. The Red Magic 8 Pro benefits from this like its predecessor. This is the second generation of this technology for Nubia and avoids any visual discomfort.
We can also expect extremely thin bezels, which makes the manufacturer claim a 93.7% ratio of the front display area to the largest on the market today. The screen benefits from a AMOLED panel with a diagonal of 6.8 inches, totally flat. It shows a resolution of 1116×2480 pixels with a 120Hz maximum refresh ratewhich can vary dynamically depending on the application used.
Finally, for the photo part, we can count on the presence of a 50 megapixel Samsung GN5 main sensor, an 8-megapixel sensor for ultra-wide-angle shots, a 2-megapixel sensor for macro photos. In front there is a 16-megapixel sensor under the screen. The smartphone is able to film with a resolution Ultra HD 8K at 30 frames per second.
The new smart phone Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro in the opaque version 12+256 GB will be available for a price of 649 € from February 2, 2023. The transparent version of the Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro transparent version 16+512GB is offered at a price of €749 on the same day.