Every year, Nubia launches at least two lines of gaming smartphones under its RedMagic brand, a regular model at the beginning of the year and a Pro model that follows later. Since the RedMagic 7 Pro was already announced in China in February, the phone is now global after the standard RedMagic 7 has been available worldwide since March. Early Birds can snag the RedMagic 7 Pro starting today, though the gaming phone will be officially available in the West on April 27.
There are two variants of the 7 Pro models on offer. The Obsidian model (in black) has 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and the Supernova model offers the same 16GB of RAM but paired with 512GB of storage. Obsidian watches at $800, and the (net) supernova an additional $100 at $900. Both models feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with a 5,000mAh dual-cell battery, although only the Supernova offers a clear back that allows the distinctive LED fan to shine through.
|to specify||Red Magic 7 Pro|
|Slices||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 + Red Core 1 dedicated gaming chip|
|The battery is charging||5000mAh Dual Cell Battery + Charging up to 65W EU/US/UK/GL|
|Catalysts||Dual Shoulder Triggers Touchpad 500Hz|
|Design||Supernova (transparent version), obsidian (black version)|
|Turbofan||Low power consumption, 20000rpm high speed fan with built-in RGB LEDs (transparent: RGB LED lighting)|
|Screen||FHD+ AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 6.8″, 20:9, 1080 x 2400, Multi-finger touch sampling rate 960Hz, DC dimming, 16M colors|
|measuring||166.27 x 77.1 x 9.98 mm|
|front camera||16 MP UDC|
|back camera||64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP|
|storage||Obsidian 16GB RAM + 256GB / Supernova 16GB RAM + 512GB, with expandable 6GB virtual RAM|
|Connection||Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac/ax 2*2 mimo, Type C, 3.5mm audio interface, NFC, 7th generation fingerprint sensor, increased heart rate detection function|
|My voice||Smart dual PA, dual speakers, 3 microphones, DTS audio, 3.5 mm headphone jack|
|Matter||Aviation aluminum middle frame + double-sided glass + metal case / metal case + glass / metal industrial back cover|
|lighting effect||RedMagic Logo Light, RGB Breathing Light (Obsidian Edition), RGB Fluorescent Color Fan (Supernova Edition)|
Like previous RedMagic models, the RedMagic 7 Pro has an internal cooling fan built in, because this is a gaming phone, and keeping the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 cool is no easy feat. This is known as a turbo propeller, and it’s low on power despite the fact that it can go up to 20,000 rpm. The same fan is built into the standard RedMagic 7, which can keep a steady 60fps at maximum graphics inside the Genshin Impact, to get an idea of how well the internal cooling works.
As you can see from the design, both devices offer a gaming aesthetic, although only the Supernova model offers a clear back (along with more storage). A secondary chip is included that helps preserve certain features, such as audio processing, or dealing with RGB lighting and haptic feedback. In this way, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 can focus on delivering powerful frames in resource-intensive games and applications. Plus, you get two programmable shoulder triggers (in landscape mode) that poll at 500Hz for quick response, a useful tool for connecting to your controls for a wide variety of mobile gaming.
The built-in 5,000mAh dual-cell battery is powered by Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 5 technology, with a 65W air-cooled charging port, and a 65W GaN charger included in the box. The battery is expected to last so long that you can dispose of it quickly. That’s also 500mAh higher than the standard RedMagic 7 which comes with a 4,500mAh battery, so there appears to be a slight increase in battery compared to the previous model.
Like all gaming phones, a high-resolution screen is included. You get a Full HD AMOLED display that delivers a 120Hz refresh rate at 6.8 inches in a 20:9 ratio. It’s 1080p (1080 x 2400) and offers a 960Hz multi-finger touch sampling rate with DC dimming and 16 million colors. By comparison, the standard RedMagic 7 offers a 165Hz FHD display, although the touch sampling rate is lower at 720Hz. However, the 120Hz display in the RedMagic 7 Pro offers a bezel-less design without any holes, thanks to the 16MP front camera.
RedMagic 7 Pro comes with Android 12, customized with RedMagic OS 5.0, a custom theme that also includes RedMagic’s Game Space, a useful tool for testing and logging game performance, thanks to a few built-in utilities, such as on-screen stats and a recorder Screen Supports embedded audio.
RedMagic 7 Pro is available today for early birds, although the official global release is still a few days away on April 27. The RedMagic 7 Pro retails for $800 for the 256GB Obsidian model and jumps to $900 for the 512GB Supernova model. So if you’d like to see more about what RedMagic 7 Pro is all about, you can head over to the RedMagic website to take a closer look.
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