Update | Nubia plans to launch the RedMagic 6S Pro flagship gaming smartphone soon
Update: Nubia seems to have validated the new "RedMagic 6S" rumors by announcing a new launch set for September 6, 2021. The phone to be unveiled is in fact called the 6S Pro, and is most likely the device recently 3C-certified by the brand.
Its new teaser seems to confirm the return of a 165Hz refresh rate in this upcoming mid-year flagship update, although it is now apparent the phone will indeed have the Snapdragon 888+ rather than the 888 of the 6 series up until now. Besides that, its new teaser hints at improved Wi-Fi, cameras and also makes a frankly odd "C21H44" reference (an alkane? surely not...).
This upcoming Chinese-market variant of the RedMagic 6S Pro will once again have Tencent branding. On that note, an international launch for this new gaming phone is not on the horizon at present, and might emerge as SKUs without the line's top-end 120W charging speed again in any case.
Original Article: Nubia has completed its flagship launch for 2021 with the new RedMagic 6 series: mobile gaming-focused phones with industry-leading 165Hz displays, this brand's pioneering physical fan and up to 120W charging in some markets. Now, as in 2020, it looks like they will be superceded by a marginally improved S variant.
The eminent leaker Digital Chat Station has discovered a new listing on the 3C certification for a Nubia N669J-S. Given this new model number's similarity to that of the current RedMagic 6 variants, the tipster now proposes that it is for a successor to the 5S.
This theory is also based on the return of a 120W standard in this apparently upcoming Nubia device. This putative mid-year upgrade might be powered by the Snapdragon 888+, an SoC with slight enhancements compared to the 888 found in the current RedMagic 6 offerings.
On that note, given that this line has already produced an inaugural R variant, as well as the first ever Pro, it is hard to see what this potential 6S would bring to the table.