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Nubia teases Snapdragon 855 Plus upgrade for Red Magic 3

The updated Red magic 3 model should launch immediately after the ROG Phone 2 from Asus. (Source: NDTV)
The updated Red magic 3 model should launch immediately after the ROG Phone 2 from Asus. (Source: NDTV)
In response to the recently leaked Asus ROG Phone 2 powered by the Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC, Nubia immediately teased an upgraded version of its top selling Red Magic 3 gaming phone. We could also see new versions for Xiaomi's Black Shark and the Razer Phone down the line, since the new Snapdragon 855 Plus is specifically designed for gaming phones.

ZTE subsidiary Nubia is mostly focusing on gaming phones as of late. Its latest Red Magic 3 powered by the Snapdragon 855 is now the fastest gaming smartphone on the market, but this could soon change since Asus recently announced the ROG Phone 2 that will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 Plus, which is specifically designed for gaming smartphones. It looks like Nubia does not intend to give up its leading position without a fight as the company just released a teaser announcing that it will soon update the Red Magic 3 with the new gaming SoC.

The teaser posted on the Weibo forums lets us know that Nubia is not afraid of any challenges and is willing to adapt quickly to the new trends. Nubia’s new Red Magic 3 version should probably be launched a little after the Asus ROG Phone 2, and it is unclear if the current version will be getting a price cut. Nubia may also add new features like 5G support and even a 90 Hz+ display in order to justify the need for an update only 2-3 months after the release of the original version.

Other competitors may also want to make the jump on the Snapdragon 855 Plus wagon, so we could soon see new Xiaomi Black Shark or Razer Phone models with updated specs. The new SoC is expected to offer up to 15% increased GPU performance, allowing for higher refresh rate displays.

Nubia is ready to take on the Asus ROG Phone 2 (Source: Weibo)
Nubia is ready to take on the Asus ROG Phone 2 (Source: Weibo)
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Bogdan Solca, 2019-07-17 (Update: 2019-07-17)
Bogdan Solca
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I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.