Announced Red Magic 6S Pro with Snapdragon 888+ SoC, 165 Hz display: price, specs

The Red Magic 6S Pro gaming smartphone with a screen refresh rate of 165 Hz was announced by ZTE’s proprietary brand, Nubia. The new smartphone will be powered by a Snapdragon 888+ SoC that is paired with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The gaming smartphone also comes with an “updated multidimensional cooling system” that gets an improved built-in cooling fan. The Red Magic 6S Pro comes with a 5.050mAh battery with support for fast charging up to 66W. Red Magic also included a charge separation feature that helps keep your smartphone cooler while it’s being charged during gameplay.

Red Magic 6S Pro price, availability

The Red Magic 6S Pro will be available for purchase from September 27th on the official website in select regions. The Nubia smartphone costs $599 (about Rs. 43,800) for the 12GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The 16GB RAM + 256GB storage variant costs $699 (about INR 51,000). The smartphone is available with a transparent back panel – called Ghost – offered in a 16GB RAM + 256GB storage variant and costs $729 (about Rs. 53,300). The first two variants are offered in a Black color option – called Cyborg. The Red Magic 6S Pro will be released for the first time in China on September 9th. Its price starts at CNY 3,999 (about Rs. 45,300) for the 12GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The smartphone will be available through open sales in China from September 25th.

Red Magic 6S Pro Specifications

The Red Magic 6S Pro dual-SIM (Nano) runs Red Magic OS 4.0 based on Android 11. It features a 6.8-inch (1,080×2,400 pixels) AMOLED full-HD+ screen with a refresh rate of up to 165 Hz, 720 Hz touch sampling rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, 700 nits peak brightness and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Under the hood, it features a Snapdragon 888+ SoC with Qualcomm Kyro 680 CPU and Adreno 660 GPU that is paired with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 256GB of onboard storage.

The gaming smartphone comes with a 5.050mAh battery with support for fast charging up to 66W. The Red Magic 6S Pro also has a charge separation feature found in the gaming space that bypasses the battery and draws power directly from a power source and helps keep your smartphone cooler while you play.

The back of the Red Magic 6S Pro gets a new mappable touchpad area called the “M key” that gives users more control and allows them to customize “one or two actions by swiping the touchpad to activate.” Both triggers may have been updated to show a tap sampling rate of 450 Hz with a low response time of 8.3 ms. Triggers are also customizable for any game.

Another feature found on the back of Red Magic 6S Pro is the RGB-illuminated cooling fan. However, this is only available with the Ghost variant that gets the transparent back panel. The built-in fan increases air volume by 30 percent and air pressure by 35 percent. The smartphone also incorporates aerospace grade phase change materials to keep it cool under load.

The Red Magic 6S Pro gets a triple rear camera configuration with a 64 megapixel primary sensor, an 8 megapixel secondary sensor and a 2 megapixel tertiary sensor. At the front, it gets an 8-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calls.

Connectivity options include SA+NSA dual-mode 5G support, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, HDMI, a USB 3.0 Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack . The Red Magic 6S Pro gaming smartphone measures 169.86×77.19×9.5 mm and weighs 215 grams.


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