RedMagic 8 Pro details emerge with 165 W fast charging and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in tow
Concrete information about the RedMagic 8 Pro has emerged online, less than two weeks after RedMagic confirmed the device’s reliance on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Based on several early certification listings, the RedMagic 8 Pro will build on Qualcomm’s new flagship chipset with a few other stand-out features. The design of the RedMagic 8 Pro remains unknown at this stage, but the company is expected to reveal the device before the end of the year.
Currently, RedMagic has certified its next flagship smartphone with the 3C, Bluetooth SIG and TENAA as ‘NX729J’. While the first and third of those regulatory bodies have not included the device’s marketing name, the Bluetooth SIG ties model number ‘NX729J’ to ‘REDMAGIC 8 Pro’. Unsurprisingly, the RedMagic 8 Pro will launch with 5G and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, which are both supported by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. For reference, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 also provides Wi-Fi 7 compatibility and up to Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity.
Additionally, the 3C outlines that the RedMagic 8 Pro can recharge at 165 W, a 30 W higher wattage than the RedMagic 7 Pro and RedMagic 7S Pro. Specifically, the listing describes the NX729J as being certified with ‘NB-A20825C’, a power adapter that is capable of outputting at 20 VDC/8.25 A. As GSMArena notes, RedMagic’s decision to cap global versions of the 7 Pro and 7S Pro at 65 W means that there is a chance that the RedMagic 8 Pro will be unable to recharge at 165 W outside China. Regardless, the RedMagic 8 Pro is expected to launch alongside a regular RedMagic 8, but probably not until early 2023 globally.