ZTE's Gaming Smartphone 'Red Magic' Revealed

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  1. Prans
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    Gaming smartphones are on a roll! Shortly after Razer set the pace with its Razer Phone, several competitors appeared on the market. It was barely a week ago that the Xiaomi-back 'Black Shark' gaming smartphone was revealed that a new one popped up. Enter Red Magic.


    To accentuate the gaming adjective in its smartphone, ZTE packed the Red Magic with a customizable RGB strip at the back of the device. There you have it, RGB lovers: a phone with customizable RGB lighting!

    Other notable features of the phone are as follows:
    • 18:9 aspect "edge-to-edge" 6-inch full HD+ screen
    • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (up to 2.45GHz)
    • GPU: Adreno 540
    • RAM: 6 GB or 8 GB LPDDR4X
    • Storage: 64 GB or 128 GB UFS2.1 2-LANE
    • Battery: 3800 mAh
    • Android 8.1 Oreo OS
    • Weight: 185g
    Other than its customizable RGB strip, the Red Magic doesn't have any other stand-out "game-y" accessories like a dedicated gamepad (as of now) but it does feature a "Gameboost" switch to boost performance. It also features yesteryear's Snapdragon 835 processor and a 3800 mAh battery instead of the newer Snapdragon 845 and 4000 mAh battery that its competitors boast. The brand claims that it was the best available chip that could sustain performance without throttling.

    The Red Magic gaming smartphone will be available to pre-order on Indiegogo starting April 24 at an Early Bird price of $399.

    Chinese users can already book the 6GB+64GB model for 2,499 yuan or the 8GB+128GB model for 2,999 yuan on ZTE's Nubia branch site.

    :arrow: Red Magic Official Website
     
  2. epickid37

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    But will it run doom?
     
  3. MisterChickeNuggets

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    To play crappy mobile games? Nope. Ill stick to my switch, vita and 3ds for portability. My PC can emulate console games. And my budget smartphone can play crappy mobile games
     
  4. epickid37

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    I honestly prefer emulation on my phone. I'll have it on me more often than I would have my laptop with me. Plus, you can hook up a Bluetooth controller to get around the crappy controls
     
  5. Rail Fighter

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    Wishing for better smartphone games. This is a great concept.
     
  6. DeoNaught

    DeoNaught I break all the warranties

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    Can it run Crysis?
     
  7. Mnecraft368

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    Gotta get that high fps Minecraft PE.
    What else would this phone be for? :P
     
  8. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    "Check out our new gaming phone! It's totally for gaming, you can tell because we added an RGB strip! What? "Controllers"? Why would you need that on a phone??"

    How dumb. The price is pretty decent for the specs, though, so at least that's nice.
     
  9. natanelho

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    so basically galaxy s8 with rgb shit...
    why
    why is rgb shit so popular among gamers

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    pubg mobile
     
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    What the hell is RGB?
     
  11. DeoNaught

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  12. Ryccardo

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    Cool, though I already own the previous model
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  13. leon315

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    the more competitors release gaming phones=more prices drop after release :P

    p.s. too bad i've just got Huawei mate 10 pro after my diseased P9 plus, i should wait for those gaming phones.
     
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  14. Mikemk

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    Aren't ZTE banned in the US?
     
  15. Orangy57

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    Why can't they put any other systems on these things than android? Like certainly there's a form of Linux you could put on these things alongside android to actually give it use. Like what's the point of having a super powered phone if the only thing it can actually use the power in are things like candy crush
     
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  16. Raverrevolution

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    Why couldn't they make this with controls that came out of it like the Xperia Play
     
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  17. Dontwait00

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    Well, i think 2018 is a (good and finally)"upcoming" smarphone's gaming. It will be better if it was the same for the games, tho.
     
  18. Tom Bombadildo

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    Sort of, but not in the way you're thinking. What happened is American companies are no longer allowed to sell components or software to ZTE, not that ZTE devices can't be sold in the US. This means Google can't license out GApps to ZTE any longer, and chip manufacturers in the US can't sell components to ZTE.

    You can still buy a ZTE device in the US fine and dandy, they just might not have GAPPs installed out of the box.
     
  19. epickid37

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    ZTE and Huawei aren't banned, it's just reccoreco that you don't buy them. Ironically, I'm actually typing this from my huawei phone

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    They still have gapps ootb. At least huawei's phones still do
     
  20. Memoir

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    Somewhere, over there!
    ~$500usd for these specs? I may look into it when I leave Verizon..
     
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