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RedMagic 8 Pro teased as a premium Android device with a radical design overhaul on launch date announcement

The 8 Pro is on the way. (Source: RedMagic)
The 8 Pro is on the way. (Source: RedMagic)
RedMagic smartphones have often gone to extremes in presenting themselves as prime rivals to devices such as the Asus ROG Phone series from first glance. Nevertheless, the flagship Android line is set to move beyond that in its eighth generation, with a Pro model that clearly takes inspiration from flagship iPhones and possibly the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 flagships as part of a matching brand-identity update.

RedMagic updated the UDC-equipped 7 and 7S Pro with a stripped-down, yet much sharper and cleaner, design compared to many of their previous generations. However, the resulting 'notch-free gamer iPhone' effect was somewhat disrupted by the boxy rear camera humps often associated with lower-tier smartphones. However, to say that the brand may have fixed this in the upcoming 8th generation might be an understatement.

Nubia's performance-focused brand has now revealed that it has clearly taken inspiration from the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (and, possibly, S23 Ultra) and has milled the 8 Pro's rear cameras into individual cut-outs. Furthermore, they are still in the midline of the slim, flat-edged chassis, in a possible nod to classic Android smartphone design.

RedMagic has also revealed that the 8 Pro will be the first mobile device to ship with its latest branding campaign. It still consists of a newly re-proportioned version of the company's mask-like logo, with an updated font and color scheme.

With this "esthetic evolution", RedMagic has declared that the 8 Pro is "not only for e-sports" any more. Nevertheless, with an all but certain upgrade to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, with the retention of visible active cooling in a hallmark transparent variant, the premium smartphone is slated to take all that can be thrown at it from its December 26, 2022 launch.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-12-20 (Update: 2022-12-20)