nubia has just unveiled the Red Magic 7 series comprised of the Red Magic 7 and Red Magic 7 Pro in China.
The two phones are built around 6.8-inch AMOLED panels with a 10-bit color depth and full DCI-P3 coverage. They are both powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 cooled by ICE 8.0. The improved cooling system has a fan spinning at 20,000 RPM but this time around, it has a canyon air duct that connects to a second air inlet.
The airflow is said to offer a 35% improvement than the previous generation.
The Red Magic 7 series phones also have a custom Red Core 1 chip dedicated to handling some gaming-related tasks. This includes lowering the response rate of the 500Hz shoulder triggers to 7.4ms.
Red Magic 7
Despite sharing the same display, the vanilla Red Magic 7 offers a touch sampling rate of 720Hz and a 165Hz refresh rate. In addition, it has a peak brightness of 600 nits.
The vanilla variant houses its 8MP selfie camera in the top bezel. Meanwhile, around the back are a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra wide lens, and a 2MP macro sensor.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 comes with 8/12GB RAM and 128/256GB storage. It is equipped with a 4500mAh battery with support for 165W fast charging.
Red Magic 7 Pro
The display of the Pro variant, on the other hand, has a touch sampling rate of 960Hz and a lower refresh rate of 120Hz. Its peak brightness though is higher at 700 nits.
Unique to the Pro variant is a 16MP under-display camera, the first in a gaming smartphone. The under-display camera uses a tripod pixel arrangement and wave-shaped wiring to keep the transparency as high as possible. Meanwhile, the rear camera is the same as its vanilla sibling.
As far as memory configuration goes, it has 12/18GB RAM and 128GB/256GB/1TB storage. It has a larger 5000mAh battery with the same 165W fast charging support.
Red Magic 7 series pricing and availability
The Red Magic 7 is available in Night Knight, Cyber Neon, and Deuterium Transparent Edition. The first two feature RGB backlighting for the Red Magic log and breathing light. Meanwhile, the Deuterium Transparent Edition includes RGB lighting for the fan that is visible thanks to the transparent glass.
The 8/128GB variant is priced at CNY 4,000, while the Deuterium Edition comes with 12/256GB and comes with CNY 4,900.
Meanwhile, the Red Magic 7 Pro comes in Polar Black Night, Cyber Neon, and Deuterium Blade Transparent Editions. These have similar looks as the vanilla color variants.
The Red Magic 7 Pro is available for CNY 4,700 for 12/128GB memory configuration. The Deuterium Blade Edition, this time around, comes in two configurations – 12/256GB priced at CNY 5,300 and 18GB/1TB memory for CNY 7,500.
The new Turbo Cooler comes in gray or transparent and is priced at CNY 200.