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RedMagic 6: the gaming phones' 2021 looks leak out prior to their launch

A new RedMagic 6 design leak. (Source: SparrowsNews)
A new RedMagic 6 design leak. (Source: SparrowsNews)
The RedMagic line of Android phones are usually styled so as not to be mistaken for anything other than the mobile gaming powerhouses they are meant to be. Their latest 6 generation's design, officially outed by TENAA, is an evolution of the preceding 5S. They apparently come in some relatively sedate dark themes - except, of course, for the brand's rumored new foray into a vibrant pink-and-purple combo.

Nubia will launch the successors to the RedMagic 5G flagship smartphone on March 4, 2021. These devices, called the NX669J and NX669J-P (or, possibly, the 6 and 6 Pro) have now been registered by the Chinese authority TENAA, giving the first solid hint as to what these new phones look like.

As it turns out, the Nubia brand has developed a look for these mobile gaming contenders that most closely resembles the 5S' rear panel, symmetrical geometric cut-outs and all. However, while that 2020 refresh came in colorways that got as extreme as its two-tone neon Pulse, TENAA shows the 6 series in much more sedate black (even if there are also hints of red or holographic accents per variant).

Otherwise, the "spine" that ran from the 5S's rear camera array down the phone makes a comeback in its replacements. These phones' earliest leaks hinted at some kind of LED light-show to rival that of the ROG Phone 5; however, TENAA yields little evidence of anything like this.

Then again, for fans who might miss the normal RedMagic craziness, it might yet live on in the phone's rumored additional cyber-ish pink/purple colorway. Finally, the brand's latest leaks also concern its touch-sampling rate.

RedMagic has already confirmed that it goes up to 400Hz in the upcoming models; however, SparrowsNews claims to have found a new poster that suggests the spec is in fact more granular than that. The 2021 gaming phones might support up to 500Hz in single-finger responses, with 360Hz for multiple touches. Coupled with the series' new 165Hz display, this advantage apparently brings the former's latency down to as little as 8 milliseconds (ms).

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TENAA spoils the reveal of the upcoming RedMagic 6 phones. (Source: TENAA)
TENAA spoils the reveal of the upcoming RedMagic 6 phones. (Source: TENAA)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-02-28 (Update: 2021-02-28)