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Need a brand new gaming phone? Lady Luck smiles at you as the supercharged nubia RedMagic 7S Pro is now available for pre-order in three new colours, two of which have a transparent design!
The phone will be launched internationally, with the following prices:
- RedMagic 7S Pro Mercury – 18GB RAM + 512GB storage for $899 / €949 / £809
- RedMagic 7S Pro Supernova – 18GB RAM + 512GB storage for $899 / €949 / £809
- RedMagic 7S Pro Obsidian – 12GB RAM + 256GB storage for $729 / €779 / £669
Powered by the latest Snapdragon, a real physical cooling fan and shoulder buttons for more convenient gaming, these prices are quite competitive. But early birds can also get the RedMagic 7S Pro for an extra $30 off! From August 2 through August 8, you can purchase a $1 pre-registration voucher. Open Sale Day starts on August 9, where voucher holders will receive an instant $30 discount on their purchase!
The RedMagic 7S Pro carries the tagline “Armoured for Victory” as the phone is packed with gamer-focused hardware. So let’s peel off the layers and see what the device is all about!
RedMagic 7S Pro: The Journey So Far
The RedMagic 7 series is the latest in a long line of gaming phones released by nubia. It all started in 2018, when the very first nubia RedMagic was released – one of the very first all-out gaming phones and the first with a special cooling system. Next came nubia with the RedMagic 3/3S series, the first phones with built-in active cooling, quite an important aspect of a super-powerful gaming phone. In 2020 the nubia RedMagic 5 series became the first dedicated gaming phone with a super-smooth 144 Hz display, comparable to most gaming laptops of its time. This was followed by yet another great gaming phone, last year’s RedMagic 6 series, which came with an even smoother 165Hz display, a major milestone for the mobile industry.
And now we have the RedMagic 7S Pro – part of the RedMagic 7 series, perfecting the formula for gaming phones…
RedMagic 7S Pro: Armored for Victory
Nubia’s latest gaming superphone comes with the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, which comes with vastly superior efficiency and thermal management compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Qualcomm’s improvements to the manufacturing process made the Plus version of the chip is 10% faster in both the CPU and GPU departments, all while being 30% more power efficient.
The RedMagic 7S Pro also comes with up to 18GB of fast LPDDR5 RAM, signifying excellent multitasking potential and very solid future-proofing. You can also have the phone with up to 512GB of UFS3.1 native storage, more than enough to house all your favorite games, media and images.
How do you keep all this hardware turned on? Easy, with a 5,000 mAh dual-cell battery. Thanks to the 65W GaN fast charger and the Qualcomm Quick Charge 5.0 technology, the phone is fully charged in no time without leaving you too long from your gaming activities.
RedMagic 7S Pro: Advanced Active Cooling
All that power means nothing unless you can control the temperatures. And the RedMagic 7S Pro takes its heritage of active cooling and improves upon it further to achieve that “Armoured for Victory” status.
We have a ten-layer multidimensional cooling system called ICE 10.0. It comes with a vapor chamber heat sink, aluminum air box, fast 20,000 RPM turbofan with new aerodynamic vortex channel, ultra-flexible and high thermal conductivity rare earth elements, highly conductive gel, superconducting copper foil and much, much more.
Overall, there’s quite a bit going on in the RedMagic, and its cooling certainly sounds reassuring for your extended Genshin Impact or PUBG gaming sessions. If you get one of the two transparent designs (Mercury or Supernova), you’ll find that your turbofan is adorned with RGB fluorescent lights for an extra “cool” factor.
RedMagic 7S Pro design: transparent silver is the new black!
Meanwhile, the Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro comes with this aggressive gaming design, with three different finishes and features.
First up, we have the most decked out Supernova version, which comes with 18GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, with transparent glass and materials, with RGB fan LEDs clearly visible. Then we have the silver Mercury version, which also has 18GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. It sure looks cool and has transparent elements too! Finally, there is the Obsidian version at a slightly lower level, with 12 GB of RAM / 256 GB of storage. It’s an unobtrusive black with no transparent elements and no glowing RGB on the turbofan, ideal for gamers who want to stay low-key in public.
All three versions of the device come with the same 6.8-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 by 2400 pixels, an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. Multi-finger touch sampling between 480 and 960 Hz also complements the screen specs, providing near-instantaneous touch detection. A maximum brightness of 600 nits means you can earn that chicken dinner even if you’re sitting outside on the grass.
And guess what, there’s no notch, but the RedMagic 7S Pro still has a front-facing selfie camera… conveniently hidden under the display! Thanks to a large number of transparent layers and high-tech materials, the camera below the screen will not get in the way of your long gaming activities!
Speaking of cameras, the RedMagic 7S Pro comes with three: 64MP F1.79 main, 8MP F2.2 ultrawide and a 2MP F2.4 macro, with a maximum video recording of [email protected]
RedMagic 7S Pro: Gaming Hardware Improvements
Having the right controls is what can make or break the gaming experience for you – would you rather be the one handing out the headshots or the one receiving them? RedMagic’s super-sensitive 520 Hz Shoulder Triggers are located on the right side of the device (at the top, when you hold it horizontally), always ready to respond to the taps of your index fingers. You can rely on a fast 7.4ms latency in supported games, of which League of Legends: Wild Rift, Fortnite, PUBG, Genshin Impact, Asphalt 9: Legends, and Apex Legends Mobile are currently the most popular.
There are also dual linear vibrator motors to provide more accurate feedback for button activations. The icing on the cake is the dual stereo speakers, certified by the DTS:X Ultra Surround Sound Authority. The RedMagic 7S Pro also has a custom gaming chip, Magic CPU from Nubia, which adds extra buffers and optimizes prioritization between activities that might eat up your frames during demanding games. For example, the screen buffer, screen capture, casting or more low-level modules can hinder the maximum FPS you get, so the Magic CPU takes care of that.
RedMagic 7S Pro: where to buy?
The RedMagic 7S Pro is available with an early bird offer from August 2 to August 8, but as we mentioned, you can pre-order now. By paying $1 coupon and get $30 OFF, and the rest is to be paid on the open sale day on August 9th! After the sale opens, you can find the phone and its official accessories on the RedMagic 7S Pro webpage below.