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New Red Magic Mars leak hints at multiple RAM SKUs and Pie for the device

The original Red Magic. (Source: giztechreview)
The original Red Magic. (Source: giztechreview)
The Red Magic may represent a novel alternative in a gaming-phone space dominated by a small number of brands. This phone, marketed by the ZTE sub-brand Nubia, is reportedly getting a second generation. A new leak shows a Geekbench score for the phone, and suggests some other new details about the device.

The Red Magic is a gaming-focused phone that comes with a central 'racing stripe' made of RGB LEDs. It might be an interesting alternative to a Xiaomi Black Shark or a Razer Phone, if you can ignore the fact that it came out in 2018 with a Snapdragon (SD) 835. Then again, it may also be advisable to wait until the rumored second Red Magic is launched.

This phone is powered by the SD 845, and is purportedly to be called the Red Magic 2, or possibly Red Magic Mars. A phone linked to the former on Slashleaks has reportedly made it to Geekbench. It attained a single-core score of 2375 and a multi-core score of 9066. The results also showed the phone's specs included Android Pie (9.0) as the OS. Then again, it also revealed that the device had 6GB in RAM, whereas the Red Magic 2/Mars had previously been linked with a bump to 10GB.

Therefore, it seems that the second-gen Nubia gaming phone may run Pie out of the box. However, its memory capacity may be relatively conservative - or possibly have different increments over multiple variants. Either way, it may be good for the gaming phone industry to have a little extra diversity and competition.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2018-11-19 (Update: 2018-11-19)