RedMagic 7S Pro gaming smartphone launched globally with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, under-display camera, and an active cooling fan
Nubia recently launched its new RedMagic 7S series of gaming smartphones in China. The company now plans to make the devices available to a global audience. For now, only one SKU, the RedMagic 7S Pro will be purchasable in select regions, with prices starting at US$729/€779 for the entry-level variant with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. Its maxed-out sibling ups the system memory to 18 GB, the storage to 512 GB and costs US$899/€949.
Specifications-wise, there isn't anything different about the RedMagic 7S Pro global variant. The smartphone uses a 6.8-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Other specs include a touch sampling rate of up to 960 Hz, 10-bit colour depth, 100% of DCI-P3 colour gamut coverage and 600 nits peak brightness.
Under the hood, the RedMagic 7S draws power from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. The chipset has proven itself to be quite formidable in benchmarks, even managing to trade blows with Apple's hardware in some instances.
Nubia plans to squeeze every drop of performance out of the phone with its new cooling system consisting of ten layers of heat dissipating materials and an active cooling fan that can ramp up to 20,000 RPM under load. It has addressable RGB lighting on top, too, which will sit nicely with the phone's transparent chassis.
Gaming smartphones, for the most part, aren't renowned for their camera prowess. While the RedMagic 7S Pro does feature a bog-standard set of lenses (64 MP Samsung ISOCELL GW3 primary sensor plus 8 MP ultra-wide-angle-lens and 2 MP macro/depth sensor), it is one of the few gaming smartphones to pack a 16 MP under-display selfie camera.
Like its predecessor, the RedMagic 7S Pro packs two shoulder triggers with a touch sampling rate of 520 Hz. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC and a 3.5 mm audio jack. Lastly, it is powered by a 5,000 mAh dual-cell battery that supports 65 W fast charging.