Update — A couple of weeks back, Nubia launched the Red Magic 3 gaming smartphone in the Indian market. The device will go on sale today at 12 pm on Flipkart. The company launched the Red Magic 3 in 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB storage variants. While the 8GB + 128GB variant comes in Black and Red colors, the 12GB + 256GB comes in Camo color. However, only the 8GB + 128GB variant of Red Magic 3 is listed on Flipkart. It is priced at Rs 35,999 and comes with no cost EMI offer starting from Rs 4,000 per month. The users can also get an instant discount of 5% when the device is purchased using the ICICI Debit or Credit cards.
Earlier (June 17th, 2019) — Nubia is already selling its latest Red Magic 3 gaming smartphone in China and Europe. As announced earlier, the company today launched it in the Indian market. While Nubia launched the first-gen Red Magic smartphone in India, it skipped launching the Red Magic Mars. In India, the Red Magic 3 will be competing the newly launched Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone. The gaming aesthetics with the LED strip on the rear might not appeal to masses, but it will be the best choice for mobile gamers in the country.
The Red Magic 3 is also the first smartphone to come with a built-in cooling fan. It also includes best in class liquid cooling technology. The RGB lighting on the rear of the device can be customized just like on the gaming computers. Talking about the specifications, the Red Magic 3 sports a 6.65-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display with HDR playback support and 90Hz refresh rate. Earlier to this, the ASUS ROG Phone and OnePlus 7 Pro are only smartphones to launch in India with the 90Hz display.
While there is no notch, the19.5:9 display comes with thick bezels on the top and bottom for better grip while playing games. Under the hood, the device comes powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform coupled with Kryo 485 CPU and Adreno 640 GPU. It offers up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 2.1 flash storage. The device also supports the F2FS (Flash-Friendly File System) which is said to be faster than the conventional file system seen on other Android smartphones.
With a major focus on making the Red Magic 3 best smartphone for mobile gamers, the company sticks to the basic in the camera department. As seen on the previously launched Red Magic smartphones, the new Red Magic 3 also comes with the single rear camera setup. It sports a 48MP Sony IMX586 camera on the rear with 1.6µm pixel size and f/1.7 aperture. The device can record videos in 8k resolution and super slo-mo videos at 1920 fps. For selfies, there is a 16MP front-facing camera with 2.0µm pixel size and f/2.0 aperture.
There are stereo speakers with DTS 7.1 surround-sound support and three microphones for noise cancellation. A few supported games also offer 4D haptic feedback on the Red Magic 3 smartphone. It is backed by a 5,000mAh non-removable battery and supports 27W fast charging based on Quick Charge 4.0 technology. Even with such a huge battery, the device measures 171.7 x 78.5 x 9.65 mm and weighs 215 grams. There is a dual nano-SIM card slot but lacks the option to add MicroSD card for storage expansion.
Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz & 5GHz), NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm audio jack, GPS, and USB Type-C port. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box and includes GameBoost for enhanced gaming performance with no other distractions. The hexagon-
The company also announced a 5G mod which can be connected using the magnetic pins on the side edge. There is also add-on dock which brings LAN port along with an additional 3.5mm headphone jack and USB Type-C port. The Red Magic 3 comes in 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB storage variants and are priced at Rs 35,999 and Rs 46,999 respectively. Both the variants will be on sale starting June 27th on Flipkart.com. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!