Gaming smartphones are still demanded. But they are gradually yielding their position to the cameraphones. However, there are still millions of mobile gamers who are looking for new models. Today, Nubia released a number of new gaming products, including the Red Magic 7S / 7S Pro gaming handsets, a gaming monitor, a gaming keyboard, and a GaN charger. However, the former has been in the spotlight. Below, we will talk about the biggest highlights of the newly-released gaming phones.
Before uncovering the mentioned models, the company made a mid-year summary, announcing that the sales volume of the Red Magic will increase by 30% in 2022, ranking first in the global high-end gaming smartphone market. This is what we have been talking about when saying that there are only a few gaming smartphone brands left in the market.
Red Magic 7S Pro Key Features
Hardware and performance
The Red Magic 7S Pro sports the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, LPDDR5 memory, and UFS 3.1 flash storage. We have reported myriads of times that due to minor and major enhancements, the new Qualcomm chip has a CPU and GPU performance improvement of 10%, and power consumption is reduced by 30%. In effect, this chipset can score around 1,156,044 points in AnTuTu.
The Red Magic 7S Pro is a premium gaming smartphone and it should come with an excellent cooling system. And it does. Our protagonist has the ICE 10.0 magic cooling system: the total heat dissipation material area is 43525mm², of which the VC soaking plate is 4124mm². The rest of the heat dissipation system specs include:
- 20000 rpm high-speed centrifugal fan (4dB noise reduction);
- shark fin vortex air duct (air volume wind pressure increase by 6%);
- deuterium front metal heat sink
- ultra-flexible high thermal conductivity rare earth material;
- new composite phase change material (graphene + n-hexane).
Well, apart from this, the entire Red Magic 7S series comes with a Magic GPU self-developed stable frame engine. The latter supports rendering and imaging synchronization, a five-fold rendering buffer, intelligent recognition of TC supplementary frames, and a Magic Write magic sketch.
When tested for game performance, the Red Magic 7S Pro showed an average frame rate of 59.7 frames in the extremely high image quality of “Genshin Impact”. At the same time, the standard deviation of the frame rate fluctuation was only 0.4, and the temperature on the back was up to 39.5°C. In the ultra-high image quality operation of “Honor of Kings”, the average frame rate was 120 frames. Also, the standard deviation of the frame rate fluctuation was only 0.3, and the back was up to 38.8°C.
Another selling point of the Red Magic 7S Pro is the screen. The handset uses a 6.8-inch AMOLED UDC full-screen, where UDC stands for under-screen camera. It has a tripod-shaped pixel arrangement in the under-screen area. This is the feature that will have a huge impact on your purchase decision because there are not many smartphones with such a technology onboard. But the most amazing thing is that the Red Magic 7S Pro boasts of quite different specs.
For instance, it has a screen resolution of 2400×1080, 120Hz refresh rate, 960Hz touch sampling rate, 10bit color depth, support for DC dimming, and the seventh-generation ultra-thin under-screen fingerprint recognition module, and support for heart rate detection.
Battery and Autonomy
Inside, the handset carries a built-in 5000mAh dual-cell battery that supports 135W fast charging. Due to such specs, the battery can be fully charged in 15 minutes only, which is essential for gamers. It is worth mentioning that the machine comes standard with a 165W gallium nitride charging head.
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Camera and Other Features
The Red Magic 7S Pro features a front-facing 16-megapixel lens and a rear-mounted three-camera system. The latter includes a 64-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel wide-angle lens, and 2-megapixel macro lens.
There is the Red Core No. 1 independent game chip. It makes gaming smoother. Also, the phone comes with two speakers, dual X-axis linear motors, dual independent IC touch shoulder keys with a sampling rate of 520Hz, supports Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6 enhanced version, 3 microphones, and retains the 3.5mm headphone jack.
In terms of colors, the Red Magic 7S Pro offers 4 options: Deuterium Front Transparent Silver Wing, Deuterium Front Transparent Shadow, Dark Knight, and Transformers Bumblebee Limited Collection Edition.
Red Magic 7S Biggest Highlights
There are some noteworthy differences between the pro version and the vanilla version. But as the vast majority of the specs remain identical, let’s quickly talk about the selling points of the Red Magic 7S.
The Red Magic 7S sports a 6.8-inch AMOLED full screen with a resolution of 2400×1080, 165Hz refresh rate, 720Hz touch sampling rate, 10bit color depth, supports LTM dimming, DC dimming, the seventh-generation ultra-thin screen fingerprint recognition scanner, and supports heart rate detection.
Under the hood, this version hosts the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor and has a MAGIC GPU self-developed frame stabilization engine. But it features only the ICE9.0 magic cooling system. Compared with the Red Magic 7S Pro, there is one less layer of composite phase change material.
In terms of battery life, the Red Magic 7S sports a built-in 4500mAh dual-cell battery, which supports 120W fast charging. So the charging time is 2 minutes longer, 17 minutes. Also, it comes standard with a 165W gallium nitride charging head.
The resolution of the front-mounted camera is reduced to 8 megapixels. But the rear camera remains unchanged.
The Red Magic 7S has two colors: Shadow Knight and Deuterium Front Transparent.
Red Magic 7S / Pro Price and Availability
Red Magic 7S Pro
- Dark Knight 12+256GB – 5199 yuan ($774);
- Deuterium front transparent shadow version 12+256GB – 5299 yuan ($789) / 16+512GB – 5999 yuan ($894);
- Deuterium front transparent silver wing version 12+256GB – 5299 yuan ($789) / 16+512GB – 5999 yuan ($894) / 18GB+1TB version – 7499 yuan ($1117);
- Transformed Gold Steel Hornet Limited Edition 16+512GB – 6499 yuan ($968).
Red Magic 7S
- Dark Knight 8+128GB – 3999 yuan ($596) / 12+256GB – 4799 yuan ($715);
- Deuterium Front transparent version 12+256GB – 4899 yuan ($730) / 16+512GB – 5499 yuan ($819).
Red Devils 7S and 7S Pro will open booking on July 11. And they will start shipping on July 15.