Nubia Intros Red Magic 3S Gaming Phone With 90Hz Display & SD855 Plus

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Nubia has introduced a new Red Magic-branded smartphone, the Red Magic 3S. Just like previous Red Magic phones, this is also a gaming smartphone. In fact, this is the company’s most powerful gaming handset to date.

This smartphone has a similar design language as its predecessors, but backs in more punch in the spec department. The phone does not feature a display notch or display camera hole, but it has some bezel above and below the display.

A single camera is placed on the back of the phone, below which you’ll notice a capacitive fingerprint scanner.


Liquid cooling with an internal turbo fan

The device comes with an active cooling system which uses liquid cooling technology, along with an internal turbo fan with an upgraded air inlet. This makes active cooling more efficient and improves thermal performance, says the company.

On top of that, the phone is equipped with touch-sensitive shoulder triggers. They provide additional hardware buttons without the need to use a gamepad, or something of the sort.

You can set up these buttons any way you like, as in to which actions you’d like. You can also customize RGB lighting which is placed on the back of the device. There are a number of effects you can use.

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90Hz display refresh rate, Snapdragon 855 Plus & UFS 3.0

The Red Magic 3S is an extremely powerful smartphone. This handset features a large, 6.65-inch fullHD+ (2340 x 1080) AMOLED display. This display offers a 90Hz refresh rate, by the way, which is great for gaming.

The phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 855 Plus, and it comes with 8GB / 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM. Those two RAM variants come with 128GB / 256GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage.

The phone offers two SIM card slots (2x nano SIM), and a 5,000mAh battery. You can charge up that battery via 27W (Quick Charge 4.0) wired charging, and USB-PD fast charging.


The phone comes with stereo speakers, which are front-facing, by the way. Dual 4G VoLTE is supported, as is Bluetooth 5.0. DTS:X is a part of the package as well, as is a 3.5mm headphone jack.

A single 48-megapixel camera (Sony’s IMX586 sensor, 0.8um pixel size, f/1.75 aperture) is included on the back of this phone. A 16-megapixel unit (f/2.0 aperture) sits on the phone’s front side.

The device measures 171.7 x 78.5 x 9.65mm, while it weighs 215 grams. The phone comes in Black, Flame Red, and Silver color variants. Its 8GB RAM variant is priced at 2999 Yuan ($419) in China, while the 12GB RAM model costs 3,799 Yuan ($531). It will go on sale from September 9 in China, while global markets will get it starting in October.