Nubia Red Magic 3S India Launch Set for October 17; To Go on Sale Exclusively Via Flipkart


A couple of days ago, Nubia announced it on Twitter that it will launch the Redmi Magic 3S in the Indian market, but the brand did not reveal the exact launch date back then. Well, that changes today. Nubia has updated the cover image of its Twitter profile for India with the teaser image of the Red Magic 3S. And this teaser image mentions that the Red Magic 3S will launch in India on the 17th of October, 2019. The brand has also notified the media houses that the Red Magic 3S will go on sale in the country through Flipkart.

The Red Magic 3S made its global debut last month at an event in China. As the name suggests, the Red Magic 3S is the successor to the Red Magic 3 that is currently on sale in the Indian market. That being said, the Red Magic 3S brings only one significant improvement over its predecessor, and that is the performance section. The device comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC, which offers 4% better CPU performance and 15% better GPU performance compared to the Snapdragon 855 chipset that is in the Red Magic 3.

How Much Would the Red Magic 3s Cost in The Indian Market?

The Red Magic 3S should cost the same as the Red Magic 3, as it offers only an improved chipset. You can expect the base variant of the smartphone to come with a price tag of INR 35,999, whereas, the top-end variant could be priced at INR 49,999.

Nubia Red Magic 3s Specifications

The Red Magic 3S comes with a built-in fan, just like its predecessor. The fan helps in keeping the chipset temperature in check, which, Nubia claims, leads to better, sustained performance. And speaking of the chipset, the Red Magic 3S uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC. In China, the device comes in two memory configurations – 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage. The smartphone makes use of Android 9 Pie OS, and Nubia has customized it with RedMagic 2.0 user interface.

Apart from the built-in fan, the stand-out feature of the Red Magic 3S is that it comes with an OLED display that has a 90Hz refresh rate. The higher refresh rate offers smoother scrolling throughout the UI and a better experience in gaming. The display measures 6.65-inches and features Full HD+ resolution, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. And just like its predecessor, the display of the Red Magic 3S does not have a notch.

The Red Magic 3S isn’t as attractive as other flagship smartphones when it comes to imaging, as it has a single rear camera – a 48MP unit with f/1.7 aperture. On the positive side of things, it can record 4K videos at 60 frames per second. There is also an 8K video recording option, but it is limited to 15 frames per second. Nubia has put a 16MP camera at the front for selfies. It has an f/2.0 aperture, and it can record Full HD videos.

Another exciting feature of the Red Magic 3S is that it comes with a huge, 5000mAh battery. Unfortunately, it supports only 18W fast charging. In comparison, other flagship smartphones offer a charging rate of 25W and above. Anyway, the smartphone features front-firing stereo speakers, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, and a customizable RGB light strip on the rear panel.