Nubia's new U.S. bound gaming handset has a feature never seen before on a phone
by Alan Friedman / Apr 28, 2019, 5:36 PM
Remember when there was all that concern about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC overheating? The fear was so real that Samsung decided to power the Galaxy S6 line with its own Exynos 7420 chipset, even in the U.S. where it usually equips its phones with a Snapdragon chip. Some manufacturers started using small (.6mm) heat pipes in order to dissipate the heat generated inside a smartphone.
Nubia announced the first smartphone to be equipped with a cooling fan, the Red Magic 3 gaming phone. To keep the handset's internals cool, the device combines what the company calls "state-of-the-art liquid cooling technology" with an internal fan. Nubia says that this combination increases heat transfer by 500%; not only does this keep the phone cool in the user's hand, it also boosts the performance of the device providing a smoother experience.Today,
While the Nubia Red Magic 3 will launch on May 3rd in China, it also will be available next month in the U.S., Canada and Europe (including the U.K.). Pricing has not yet been announced, but the phone does feature high-end specs. The device features a 6.65-inch AMOLED screen and carries an FHD+ resolution. With a refresh rate of 90Hz (most phones refresh at 60Hz) the Red Magic 3 will offer users smooth gameplay. The Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform is under the hood, and there will be three different memory/storage configurations (6GB RAM/128GB storage, 8GB RAM/128GB storage and 12GB RAM/256GB storage). In addition, the phone features dual front-facing stereo speakers, DTS:X and 3D sound. This creates a "cinematic soundscape" with or without headphones. Instead of having to use a gamepad accessory, the handset has touch-sensitive shoulders that can be customized.
The Nubia Red Magic 3 is equipped with a massive 5000mAh battery.
The Red Magic 3 is more than just a gaming phone. It happens to be pre-installed with a nearly stock version of Android 9 Pie. On the back is a 48MP camera using Sony's IMX586 sensor, and in front is a 16MP selfie snapper. With a 5000mAh battery inside, you won't have to worry about finding an outlet in the middle of the day, and perhaps the next day as well. And if you happen to be an ardant gamer, the RedMagicGameSpace2.0 dashboard allows you to quick-launch games, optimize settings and the fan speeds, check the temperature inside the phone, and record in-game videos. It also allows you to block notifications so that you can enjoy uninterrupted game play. The Red Magic 3 will be available in Black or Red.
Starting tomorrow, April 29th, consumers can sign up to win an opportunity to unbox the Red Magic 3 by visiting this website. Three first prize winners will receive the Red Magic 3 before the release date, and will get to do a live unboxing and hands-on over the Red Magic website and Nubia's social media channels. Three second prize winners will have the opportunity to buy the Red Magic 3 at 50% off and four third prize winners get to take 20% off the price of the phone.
Back in February, Nubia launched the Red Magic Mars gaming phone in the U.S. That model features a 6-inch LCD screen with a 1080 x 2160 resolution. While Nubia called this device a gaming phone and a daily driver in one unit (which it also says about the Red Magic 3), the $399 price surely caught the eye of smartphone buyers in the states. We don't know the price of the Red Magic 3 yet; if Nubia keeps it low, it will be hard for U.S. consumers, unlike the phone, to keep cool.
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$399 and I will buy one
posted on Apr 28, 2019, 5:49 PM 2
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But that is an ugly phone if I ever seen one.
posted on Apr 29, 2019, 10:43 AM 0
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I don't know much about gaming heat issues and related throttling to that but is it really an issue with SD 855 and if there are such games that so badly contributes to it? In other words is it necessary?
posted on Apr 28, 2019, 5:55 PM 1
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This phone seems to hit on all points including the camera(spec wise) which most gaming focused phones usually don't bother to do.
posted on Apr 28, 2019, 7:07 PM 2
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It takes a Chinese company to offer something remarkable for a very reasonable amount in the US market.
posted on Apr 28, 2019, 8:20 PM 4
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Remember that Nubia is a ZTE brand. The ZTE Axon 7 was pretty awesome for it's price tag, I loved mine. Count me in on one of these. I don't know about the Nubia Red Magic 3 name but it's specs are great for the price that they're predicting.
posted on May 01, 2019, 12:54 AM 0
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The pricing has already been revealed and it is very cheap for what you are getting. From GsmArena: "There are four prices of the phone - CNY2,899 ($430/€385) for a Black 6/64 GB version, CNY3,199 ($475/€425) gets you double the storage. The 8/128 GB nubia Red Magic 3 comes in Red or Black for CNY3,499 ($520/€470), while the monster 12/256 GB variant is CNY4,299 ($640/€575) and it has a Red-Violent gradient or a Camo finish on the back."
posted on Apr 29, 2019, 6:58 AM 2
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This is awesome, for the last year I played 4-5 hours a day of PubG Mobile and tried out handfuls of devices and the only phones that didn't need to use my fan grip were the aluminum cased ones. Anything with a glass sandwhich overheated and thermal throttled mid way thought just one game let alone 10+ games in a row. If they could get anywhere near the iPhone in terms of touch input lag I'd go for one, but I doubt they can as no Android can compete with iOS in that regard.
posted on Apr 29, 2019, 8:46 AM 0
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Actually the iphone has a 40ms touch latency time. While this phone and the oneplus 7 pro will both have a 40ms touch latency time also. The phone that beats them all though is the z5 compact with a 30ms touch latency time. So yes androids have beat iphones when it comes to touch latency.
posted on May 06, 2019, 6:49 AM 0
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