The Red Magic 8 Pro is a $650 gaming smartphone with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

It also packs a 120Hz edge-to-edge-display, a 6,000mAh battery, and a built-in cooling fan



Last month, Nubia unveiled its latest gaming smartphones, the RedMagic 8 Pro & RedMagic 8 Pro Plus. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered devices were initially limited to the Chinese market, but Nubia has now launched the RedMagic 8 Pro globally. The device will be up for purchase in several regions starting February 2 and will be available at an insanely low starting price of $650.


At this price, the RedMagic 8 Pro could be the cheapest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 flagship this year, making it a great choice for budget-conscious buyers who want a powerful smartphone without spending the big bucks. If you’re in the market for a new phone and are considering the RedMagic 8 Pro, here’s everything you need to know about it.

RedMagic 8 Pro: Specifications

specifications

RedMagic 8 Pro

Dimensions & Weight

Display

  • 6.8-inch FHD+ AMOLED
  • 2480x1116p resolution
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 960Hz touch sampling rate
  • dc dimming
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

RAM & Storage

  • 12GB RAM + 256GB storage
  • 16GB + 512GB

Battery & Charging

  • 6,000mAh battery
  • 65W wired fast charging support

Security

In-display fingerprint sensor

Rear Camera(s)

  • Primary: 50MP Samsung GN5
  • Ultra wide: 8MP
  • Macro: 2MP

Front Camera(s)

16MP 2nd-gen under-display camera

Port(s)

  • USB-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

Audio

  • dual stereo speakers
  • triple microphone

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth 5.3
  • WiFi 7
  • NFC

Software

android 13

Other Features

  • shoulder triggers
  • 20,000 RPM cooling fan
  • RGB lights
  • ICE 11 composite graphene and vapor chamber cooling system
  • heart rate detection

The RedMagic 8 Pro has a boxy design with an edge-to-edge display on the front and a matte black back panel with gamer-y graphics on the cheaper ‘Matte’ variant. The premium ‘Void’ variant has a transparent back panel like the Nothing Phone 1, showcasing an RGB cooling fan and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 logo inside.

Matte RedMagic 8 Pro placed screen-side down on the ground.


Despite its affordable price tag, the RedMagic 8 Pro is packed with impressive hardware and features. It has a 6.8-inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display that doesn’t have a cutout or a notch, as the phone features a 16MP under-display selfie shooter. This should result in an immersive gaming experience with smooth, unobstructed visuals. In addition to the 16MP in-display selfie shooter, the RedMagic 8 Pro offers a 50MP Samsung GN5 primary camera, an 8MP selfie shooter, and a 2MP macro sensor.

Void RedMagic 8 Pro against black and white background.


On the inside, the phone packs Qualcomm’s latest flagship chipset paired with up to 16GB LPDDR5X RAM and 512GB of fast UFS 4.0 storage, along with a massive 6,000mAh battery with 65W wired fast charging support. The device also features a 20,000 RMP fan with an updated ten-layer cooling system for optimal thermal performance during extended gaming sessions.

Image showing the Void RedMagic 8 Pro against the sky.


For gamers, the RedMagic 8 Pro offers dedicated shoulder triggers with customizables, touch, and sound effects. The phone also includes a 3.5mm headphone jack in an optimal location to avoid obstructions while gaming and triple microphones to help you effectively communicate with your teammates to secure the win.

Other noteworthy features include Wi-Fi 7 support, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, and heart rate detection using the in-display fingerprint scanner. On the software front, the RedMagic 8 Pro will ship with Android 13 out of the box.

Pricing & Availability

The RedMagic 8 Pro will be available in the US, Canada, Europe, the UK, Latin America, the Middle East, and several Asian countries starting February 2. As mentioned earlier, it will be available in two variants — Matte and Void. The affordable Matte variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage will set you back just $650 in the US, while the premium Void variant with 16GB RAM and 512GB storage will cost $799.

The RedMagic 8 Pro seems like a killer deal at its price. However, you should stay tuned for our in-depth review to find out if it’s worth your hard-earned money. Until then, you can download the new RedMagic 8 Pro wallpapers for your current device.

What do you think of the RedMagic 8 Pro based on its specifications and price? Are you looking forward to getting your hands on it? Let us know in the comments section below.

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