This new gaming phone comes with Snapdragon 845, 10 GB RAM, nifty shoulder buttons
Unlike Nubia's first foray into gaming devices with the underpowered Red Magic, the Red Magic Mars throws everything but the kitchen sink as far as raw hardware goes. Here's what makes the Red Magic Mars click and tick:
This hardware loadout is pretty similar to what other gaming devices are offering, but the Nubia Red Magic Mars has its own shticks. However, the Nubia Red Magic Mars has its own shtick - the device has capacitive shoulder buttons on the side of the device which are similar to overall function to the ultrasonic triggers on the ASUS ROG phone. There's also an add-on gamepad that sticks into the USB Type-C port at the bottom. Additionally, the device comes with force feedback, DTS 7.1 support, as well as a hardware monitoring tool.
As usual with most Chinese vendors, the Nubia Red Magic Mars wouldn't be launching in any Western markets. In China, however, the device will carry a very lucrative price tag - the handset will start at the local equivalent of roughly $389 for the base 6GB/64GB version, while the 8GB/128GB and 10GB/256GB versions would cost around $461 and $575, respectively.