Almost all high-end smartphones are quite capable of handling the foremost demands of mobile games. That even includes the new Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable. that creates dedicated gaming smartphones almost redundant unless you’re the sort of mobile gamer that likes to flaunt that identity through your phone’s appearance. If you fit that bill, then nubia’s new RedMagic 6S Pro could be for you, and, fortunately, its gaming looks are quite just skin deep.
The guts of the RedMagic 6S Pro are meant to require a trashing, with the Snapdragon 888+, yes the “plus” version, running the show, assisted by either 12 or 16 GB of RAM. The 6.8-inch FHD+ screen boasts a 165Hz refresh rate, though you’ll probably be hard-pressed to seek out content and games that take full advantage of that. It also has RedMagic’s Charge Separation mode that directly powers the device when plugged in, bypassing the battery to scale back heat generation while in use.
There will still be tons of warmth, of course, especially if used for its intended purpose. RedMagic has been putting tiny fans inside its gaming phones for a couple of generations now, but the RedMagic 6S Pro takes it up a notch by including RGB lighting, which will probably delight gamers. That fan is additionally promised to run faster and quieter than before, improving thermal management without annoying your ears.
That said, the RGB-lit fan is only visible with the RedMagic 6S Pro Ghost edition due to its transparent back. That edition is additionally only available within the highest configuration of 16GB RAM and 256GB of fast storage. PC gamers who require their favourite aesthetic on the go will probably be tempted to grab this phone.
Fortunately, nubia doesn’t price its phones as high as equivalent flagships. Available for pre-order on September 18 and shipping on September 27, the nubia RedMagic 6S Pro starts at $599 for the bottom 12GB RAM, 128GB storage, while the “normal” 16GB RAM, 256GB storage goes for $699. The transparent RedMagic 6S Pro: Ghost, on the opposite hand, will retail for $729.