Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro, RedMagic 8 Pro+ with 520Hz Gaming Shoulder Triggers, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC Launched: Price, Specifications

Nubia has launched its gaming phones without any hole-punch cutout or notch at the top.


Nubia has launched a new gaming smartphone. The company has unveiled the world’s first gaming smartphone with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC called the Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro. The device has been launched as the successor to the RedMagic 7 Pro and RedMagic 7S Pro models, which were launched last year. The device has received some upgrades over the outgoing models. There is also the RedMagic 8 Pro+, which packs support for a faster 165W fast charging.

Nubia has launched its gaming phones without any hole-punch cutout or notch at the top. The device has an under-screen front camera. It also sports a flat frame design. The phone comes with three circular ring cutouts on the back for the triple-camera setup. Let’s take a look at the Red Magic 8 Pro series price, specifications and other details.

Nubia RedMagic 8, RedMagic 8 Pro Price and Specifications

The RedMagic 8 Pro+ is the more premium of the two. The gaming smartphone has a starting price of CNY 5199 (roughly Rs 61,700) for the base 12GB option. It comes with 256GB storage. The 16GB + 512GB variant is priced at CNY 5799 (roughly Rs 68,900). The variant can be bought in a Black Knight colour option.

The transparent back variant arrives in 12GB + 256GB, 16GB + 512GB and 16GB + 1TB options. The variants are priced at CNY 5399 (roughly Rs 64,100), CNY 5999 (roughly Rs 71,200) CNY 6999 (roughly Rs 83,100).

The RedMagic 8 Pro, on the other hand, can be bought in 8GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB and 12GB + 256GB options. These variants are priced at CNY 3999 (roughly Rs 47,500), CNY 4,399 (roughly Rs 52,200) and CNY 4799 (roughly Rs 57,000). The phone’s transparent colour variant with 12GB + 256GB storage is priced at CNY 4999 (roughly Rs 59,300).

In terms of specifications, the biggest differentiator between the two phones is the battery and fast charging tech. The RedMagic 8 Pro+ packs a 5000mAh battery with 165W fast charging support. The RedMagic 8 Pro, on the other hand, packs a 6000mAh battery with 80W fast charging.

Both phones pack a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The company has also upgraded its internal cooling system called ICE 11.0 with a built-in fan and an air duct. The cooling system also features a 3D ice-grade dual pump and up to 10 layers of heat dissipation materials, which work together to bring the temperature down by 16 degrees. There is also a custom-developed Magic GPU to optimise frame rate performance.

On the front, there is a 6.8-inch OLED display with a Full HD+ resolution. The screen, which is flat, has very thin bezels around it. There is support for a 120Hz refresh rate, 960Hz touch sampling rate, 1300 nits of peak brightness and a billion colours.

The devices come with a flat frame that houses 520Hz shoulder triggers. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack and a triple-microphone setup.

For selfies, the under-screen camera features a 16MP front camera. On the back, the cutouts feature a 50MP Samsung GN5 main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera and a 2MP macro sensor. The phones boot Android 13-based RedMagic OS 6.0 out of the box. There is no word on the global launch timeline of the gaming smartphones from Nubia. We will share more details when available.