Nubia launches the world’s first smartphone featuring 165Hz refresh rate display

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 05 Mar 2021
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Nubia Red Magic 6 series officially launched

  • Nubia Red Magic 6 features 165Hz refresh rate screen

  • Nubia Red Magic 6 series to launch globally on March 16

Nubia launches the world’s first smartphone featuring 165Hz refresh rate display
Nubia launches the world’s first smartphone featuring 165Hz refresh rate display

Nubia Red Magic 6 and Red Magic 6 Pro have officially launched as the world’s first gaming smartphones to feature 165Hz refresh rate displays. The Red Magic 6 series follows the Red Magic 5 and brings back a refreshed mecha design with powerful hardware under the hood. With this, Nubia has gained a spotlight before Asus ROG Phone 5 could launch on March 10. The Red Magic 6 and 6 Pro will launch globally on March 16 but there is no word on its launch in India yet.

The Red Magic 6 series is powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor that is paired with upto 18GB RAM. It’s got triple cameras on the back and offers upto 120W fast charging as well. Here’s a look at the specifications of the Red Magic 6 and 6 Pro.

Nubia Red Magic 6 series specifications and pricing

Nubia Red Magic 6 series specifications and pricing

Nubia Red Magic 6 and Red Magic 6 Pro have the same hardware and feature set save for the RAM, colour variants and fast-charging battery. The Red Magic 6 has a metal-glass build that measures 9.7 millimetres in thickness and weighs 220 grams. The phone has two shoulder buttons supporting upto 400Hz touch sampling. The Red Magic 6 Pro has a slightly different finish and is also offered in a transparent edition.

The Red Magic 6 series features a 6.8-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution AMOLED display. The screen supports a 165Hz refresh rate and upto 1 billion colours. The display has minimal bezels on top where the selfie camera is housed and the screen is also home to an in-display fingerprint sensor.

The Red Magic 6 series features a 6.8-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution AMOLED display

The Red Magic 6 and 6 Pro are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor with an octa-core CPU and Adreno 660 GPU. The Red Magic 6 is available with upto 12GB RAM and 256GB storage options to choose from while the Red Magic 6 Pro is offered with upto 18GB RAM and 512GB storage. It runs on Redmagic 4.0 custom UI based on Android 11.

The Red Magic 6 series has triple cameras on the back that consists of a primary 64MP camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 120-degree field-of-view and a 2MP macro camera. The rear cameras can record in 4K UHD at upto 60FPS and there is an 8MP selfie camera on the front.

The Red Magic 6 series also has a built-in cooling fan that forms the ICE 6.0 multi-dimensional cooling system including a vapor chamber, graphite heatsink and more. The phones also have stereo speakers, a 3.5 mm audio jack, RGB lighting and dedicated gaming microphones.

The Red Magic 6 is equipped with a 5,050mAh battery that supports 66W fast charging out-of-the-box and Power Delivery 3.0. The company claims it can go from 0-100% in 38 minutes. Meanwhile, the Red Magic 6 Pro is equipped with a 4,500mAh battery that supports 120W fast charging which can go from 0-50% in 5 minutes tops.

The Red Magic 6 is priced starting at CNY 3799 for the base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, CNY 4099 for the 12GB+256GB variant and CNY 4399 for the 12GB+256GB storage option. This indicates a starting price of Rs 42,700 by direct conversion.

The Red Magic 6 Pro starts at CNY 4399 for the base 12GB+128GB variant, CNY 4799 for the 12GB+256GB variant and CNY 5299 for the 16GB+256GB variant. The transparent edition is available with 16GB RAM and 256GB storage priced at CNY 5599 and the maxed-out 18GB+512GB storage variant is priced at CNY 6599.

 
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