ZTE sub-brand Nubia is launching its next-generation gaming phone at an event in Beijing, China this Sunday. Ahead of its official unveiling, the Nubia Red Magic 3 has appeared on the Geekbench database. The listing doesn’t reveal anything new but confirms the previously revealed key specs.
Nubia’s First Snapdragon 855-Powered Gaming Phone Appears on Geekbench
The Nubia NX629J listing on Geekbench reconfirms the existence of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor under the hood, clubbed with 8GB of RAM. Thanks to its impressive hybrid cooling solution, the phone managed to achieve 3,513 points in the single-core test and 11,309 points in the multi-core test. Unlike the AnTuTu score, however, the smartphone’s Geekbench scores are not any higher than other Snapdragon 855-powered flagships.
In addition to the Geekbench listing, we have also spotted the 12GB RAM variant of the Nubia Red Magic 3 on the Master Lu benchmark. The 12GB RAM variant of the phone scored a whopping 472,947 points in the benchmark. However, this is not the first time that the Red Magic 3 has appeared on the Master Lu benchmark. The 8GB RAM variant of the smartphone had been spotted on the same benchmark recently and scored an impressive 470,574 points.
According to a new leak that surfaced on the web yesterday, Nubia Red Magic 3 will have a 90 Hz display refresh rate. This info isn’t surprising, as Nubia had already teased that its upcoming gaming smartphone will have a refresh rate “higher than most gaming PCs”. Users will also have an option to switch to 60 Hz for slightly longer battery life or even have the screen running at 90 Hz all the time.
Apart from a high 90 Hz display refresh rate, the Nubia Red Magic will also have active cooling to help deliver best-in-class performance. According to leakster Roland Quandt, you can actually hear the rotating fan inside the phone once it is turned on.