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Red Magic gaming phone successor reportedly appears on Antutu, crushes Xiaomi rival

The Red Magic gaming phone. (Source: ZTE)
The Red Magic gaming phone. (Source: ZTE)
Red Magic is an 'alternative' gaming phone developed by Nubia in order to compete with the likes of Xiaomi's Black Shark. Now, the second generation of this device, which may be called the Red Magic Mars, has started to show up in benchmarks. It has reportedly beaten the Black Shark Helo variant by about 20,000 points on Antutu so far.

Nubia is a sub-brand of the smartphone manufacturer ZTE. It has been working on a gaming-oriented line of phones, resulting in the release of the Red Magic in April 2018. This device distinguished itself with a unique angular build and a central RGB-lit stripe on the back panel of the phone. However, its Snapdragon 835 meant it may have fallen behind competitors such as the Xiaomi Black Shark.

Nevertheless, it appears that Nubia is back with a second generation of gaming phone. It is purported to be called the Red Magic Mars, and is rumored to come with the Snapdragon 845, as well as 10GB of RAM. This device has also reportedly made it to Antutu, scoring about 320,000 on its benchmark. This score exceeded that of the Black Shark Helo by an approximate 11,000. 

Therefore, it seems that the Red Magic Mars is shaping up to compete well with other devices in its space such as the Razer Phone 2 and ASUS ROG Phone. However, to do so it would be best for it to be released very soon.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2018-11-15 (Update: 2018-11-17)