The ultimate gaming phone arrives in the US on October 16, it's cheaper than expected

The ultimate gaming phone arrives in the US on October 16, it's cheaper than expected
Nubia is not a popular brand in the United States, but its smartphones are insanely cheap and quite impressive on paper. To set its devices apart from other flagships, Nubia is marketing its high-end products as gaming smartphones.

The most recent one, Nubia Red Magic 3S is coming to the United States on October 16 and it's cheaper than anyone would have expected. Starting at just $479, the Red Magic 3S is already available for pre-order and Nubia has prepared some nice incentives for customers.

One of the incentives is a 3S Reward Card, which can be bought for $100 and acts as a gift card towards your future purchase of the Red Magic 3S. Rewards are given to the first 100 buyers like the Pro Handle Gamepad, but 30% accessory discount codes will be offered as well.

The sequel to the original Red Magic 3 feels quite powerful on paper thanks to the top-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, coupled with up to 12GB RAM and up to 256GB storage. Since this is a gaming smartphone, it comes with active liquid-cooling with internal turbo fan and a huge 5,000 mAh battery.

Also, the flagship smartphone boasts a stunning 6.65-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, as well as front-facing stereo speakers and DTS:X technology.

Keep in mind that the cheapest Nubia Red Magic 3S costs $479 and comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, while the most expensive costs $600 and packs 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.



1. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2248; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Wow amazing value! Samsung will certainly be nervous of US sales...

2. Venom

Posts: 3709; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Holy crap, that sounds impressive. Looks like OnePlus has been OneUpped. The Smartphone Wars continue to get interesting. This is the segment where Apple and Samsung are missing out on. Same thing with Nokia since this device is actually coming to the US.

5. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2248; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple doesn’t need this segment, but more so Samsung as Samsung plays in the same Android sandbox, in which “a majority” of Android buyers buy based on price. iOS is branded by itself to start their phones at a $699 starting price. This $479 won’t make iOS phone owners flocking for this phone. It’s about services and creating an ecosystem rather than purchasing a phone with little support year to year.

3. Mrmark

Posts: 400; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Coming to US with Lack of Bands

4. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

"ultimate gaming phone"?? The Asus ROG 2 is already the ultimate, and still is. Maybe change the heading to "2nd placed ultimate gaming phone"

6. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2248; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Define a gaming phone? Are iPhones gaming phones?

7. AlzhiSon

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 18, 2016

- special cooling - accessories made by the manufacturer aimed towards gaming - software aimed towards gaming - things like air triggers I'm not interested in those phones personally, they tend to be huge and I don't find their appearance to be nice. Still, it's quite easy to see why they're considered gaming phones. Also, the iPhone isn't part of that category

8. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2248; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

- No advantages to battery life. - iPhone and iPad running iOS 13 have PS4, Xbox, Nimbus - Software? iOS has all of the developers making AR and gaming Apps on their platform. Every app in Android store can be ran practically on any Android. - Air triggers? Not sure if they will be useful What I am reinforcing is that the iPhone practically wins in every category, but its not considering a gaming phone. From performance, battery life, and accessory adds why can't the iPhone be considered a gaming phone?

9. Vancetastic

Posts: 1558; Member since: May 17, 2017

If I say "yes, the iPhone is a gaming phone" will you be happy?

10. civicsr2cool

Posts: 273; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

The regular red magic 3 outperforms the rog 2, the 3s has been destroying the rog 2 in comparisons.

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