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ZTE Nubia Red Magic gaming smartphone revealed in leaked pictures

A closer look at the back case design (Source: Weibo)
A closer look at the back case design (Source: Weibo)
Despite all the bad publicity ZTE is getting these days, the Chinese company is well on its way to officially reveal the Nubia Red Magic gaming smartphone on April 19. The latest leaked picture from Weibo reveals a 2:1 Infinity Display without the dreaded notch, as well as an RG LED strip on the back. This model is rumored to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 coupled with 8 GB of RAM.

Even though the smartphone world is getting ready for the foldable device craze, the hottest trend right now is probably represented by gaming handsets. Razer was first to release a dedicated gaming smartphone in late 2017 and earlier this year a few other companies like Asus and Huawei subsidiary Black Shark announced that they are working on gaming handsets as well. The latest leaks point out that ZTE is also ready to jump on the gaming handset bandwagon with a Nubia device called Red Magic.

Leaked on Weibo just yesterday, the Nubia Red Magic picture comes in a low resolution, but it is still clear enough for spotting the most relevant features. This handset appears to be sporting a non-notched Infinity Display with slim upper/lower bezels and 2:1 aspect ratio. The right side features power and volume buttons, plus a mysterious red key that is most likely related to gaming sessions.

The back of the phone is showing what appears to be an RGB LED strip together with a unique case design optimized for improved dual hand grip in landscape mode. Above the LED strip there is a fingerprint scanner and a single camera with LED flash.

According to the latest rumors, the internal hardware would include a Snapdragon 845 SoC and 8 GB of RAM, however, now that ZTE is not getting access to Qualcomm’s hardware anymore, the specs might be different. In any case, the Nubia Red magic handset is expected to be officially revealed on April 19, the same day the Honor 10 will be unveiled.

Despite the low quality image, most of the features on the front and back of the ZTE Nubia Red Magic can be easily identified. (Source: Weibo)
Despite the low quality image, most of the features on the front and back of the ZTE Nubia Red Magic can be easily identified. (Source: Weibo)

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-04-18 (Update: 2018-04-18)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.