Nubia RedMagic 8S Pro With Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 SoC, 24GB RAM Launched: Price, Specifications

The new RedMagic 8S Pro also gets better cooling and a new design.

  1. The RedMagic 8S Pro series is the world’s first gaming phone to feature 24GB RAM.
  2. The devices also feature the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 SoC.
  3. There is a 6000mAh battery under the hood.

Nubia has launched the RedMagic 8S Pro series as the world’s first gaming smartphone series with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 SoC. The new gaming phones from Nubia have been launched as an improved version of the RedMagic 8 Pro, which was released earlier this year with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The new RedMagic 8S Pro also gets better cooling and a new design. The RedMagic 8S Pro+, which sits at the top of the lineup, features up to 24GB of LPDDR5X RAM, which might seem like an overkill for Android phones launching in 2023. You can also buy the phone with up to 1TB of storage.

Let’s take a look at the RedMagic 8S Pro series price, specifications and other details announced at the launch event.

Nubia RedMagic 8S Pro Series: Price and Specifications 

Nubia RedMagic 8S Pro series consists of two devices. The RedMagic 8S Pro is available with up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. Its base model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage has a starting price of CNY 3999 (roughly Rs 45,400). The top-end storage option with 12GB RAM and 512GB storage is priced at CNY 5499 (roughly Rs 62,400). 

The RedMagic 8S Pro also gets a special Aurora variant, which has a special rear panel design and is priced at CNY 4999 (roughly Rs 56,800) for the 12GB + 256GB model. The top-end 12GB + 512GB variant is priced at CNY 5699 (roughly Rs 64.700).

There is the RedMagic 8S Pro+ as well, which starts at CNY 5499 (roughly Rs 62,400) for the base 16GB RAM variant with 256GB storage. It goes all the way up to CNY 7499 (roughly Rs 85,200) for the top-end 24GB RAM variant with 1TB storage.

Notably, the RedMagic 8S Pro+ is the world’s first smartphone to feature 24GB RAM. Obviously, this does not mean the combination of physical and virtual RAM that we see many brands promoting in India.

Moving on to the hardware, the RedMagic 8S Pro series features an aviation-grade aluminium frame. The phone has been launched with multiple back panel options as mentioned above. On the front, all models have a 6.8-inch AMOLED display with a 20: 9 aspect ratio, a 1,116 x 2,480-pixel resolution and 1440Hz PWM high-frequency dimming. The 10-bit display offers up to 120Hz refresh rate support along with a 960Hz touch sampling rate and 1300 nits of peak brightness. There is an under-screen 16MP front camera.

Under the hood, the devices feature a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 SoC, which is the world’s first. It is essentially the “For Galaxy” version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, which has a peak clock speed of 3.36GHz. Nubia has also packed an ICE 12.0 magic cooling system with a built-in fan for keeping the thermals in check. Also, there is the Red Core 2 chip to help enhance gaming performance.

There is also a 6,000mAh battery with support for up to 165W fast charging. On the back, the devices feature a triple-camera setup with a 50MP Samsung GN5 primary camera sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide camera and a 2MP macro sensor. The devices feature a 3.5mm headphone jack, support for Wi-Fi 7, a triple-microphone system, shoulder triggers, etc.

The devices boot on the latest Android 13-based RedMagic OS 8.0 system out of the box.