Nubia, which launched the Red Magic 3 gaming smartphone earlier this year in May, had launched its successor Red Magic 3S in September this year. Now, the company is starting the phone’s global rollout from this week and has confirmed that the Red Magic 3S will get launched in India on 17th October.
The Red Magic 3S comes with a large 6.65-inch FHD AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch refresh rate. The screen brightness goes up to 430 nits and with support for DC dimming, you should be comfortable gaming even at night.
The new model gets its big upgrade in the processor department. Just like the Black Shark 2 Pro, the Nubia Red Magic 3S is also using the new Snapdragon 855+ processor with 8GB /12GB RAM and 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.0 ROM variants.
In the camera department, the phone still comes with a single Sony IMX586 48MP sensor at the back with f/1.7 aperture lens. There’s support for 1920 fps slo-mo recording and up to 8K video shooting. As for the front camera, there’s a 16MP sensor for selfies. So in the camera department, the new model remains practically unchanged.
The Red Magic 3S features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C and a 3.5mm AUX port. As for the OS, the phone runs on the new RedMagic OS 2.1.
The software is still based on Android 9, but features performance optimizations, new gaming-centric themes, intelligent CPU / GPU scheduling, RedMagic rendering system, and a special game mode. The device is available either with a fan or with liquid cooling and is powered by a large 5000mAh battery on board with USB PD 27W fast charging support.
In China, Nubia launched the Red Magic 3S at a base price of CNY 2,999 (~$419). The Chinese firm has confirmed that the global edition of 8GB RAM + 128GB storage will carry a starting price of $479 and will come in Eclipse Black and Mecha Silver colors.
The high-end model with 12GB RAM + 256GB storage comes in Cyber Shade gradient color that appears red to a combination of blue and purple is priced at $599. The phone will be available from 16th October across global markets, including United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, the European Union, Israel, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Macau and Australia.