Nubia launches a new smartphone the Nubia Red Magic Mars, a gaming phone with flagship specifications, liquid and air cooling systems. The phone features buttons on the side that serve as triggers we know from game controllers.
Nubia Red Magic Mars
The Nubia Red Magic Mars mainly focuses on gaming, which means that the phone comes with a number of impressive specifications and a design that emphasizes just what the device stands for. Two game buttons adds more gaming character to the phone which can be used during gaming in landscape mode. Although it is unclear how ‘key mapping’ has been implemented on the device, the existence of the buttons should provide the possibility to use them in the same way as the triggers on a game controller of, for example, an Xbox or PlayStation.
The device also features liquid and air cooling to lower the temperature of the device to 13°C and improve the CPU performance by up to 70%. Nubia also claims to offer the device a ‘4D game experience’ by using real-time scene detection to vibrate the phone during games based on more than 40 different scenes. The device also has DTS 7.1-channel 3D surround sound, which should also significantly enhance the gaming experience. To add a little more gaming feel to the phone, it also includes an RGB LED light strip, which is placed on the metal back.
Nubia Red Magic Mars specifications
The phone comes with a 6 inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 1080 by 2160 pixels. Snapdragon 845 powers the phone in combination with a maximum of 10 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage space. The gaming device has a 3800 mAh battery that is rechargeable with a USB Type-C cable. The phone comes with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box.
To capture planet Earth, the Red Magic Mars has a 16MP camera with an aperture size of F/1.8, while the original Red Magic had a 24 MP F/1.7 camera. On the front is a single 8MP selfie camera. While there is a drop in the camera resolution, we have yet to see if the camera quality has improved or increased.
Nubia Red Magic Mars availability
The Nubia Red Magic Mars comes in the colors Meteorite Black and Flame Red for the 6GB and 8GB versions, while the 10GB version has a Camouflage. The price of the Red Magic Mars is 2,699 Chinese Yuan (converted 342 euro, 389 USD) for the 6GB/64GB version, 3,199 CNY (405 euro, 461 USD) for the 8GB/128GB version and 3,999 CNY (507 euro, 577 USD) for the 10GB/256GB fashion model.
The device is available to pre-order in China, after which the device will be delivered from 7 December. It is unclear so far whether the Nubia Red Magic Mars will be sold outside of China, but looking at the trend of gaming smartphones, it will not be very surprising if it enters the world stage.