The Android gaming phone trend is officially in full swing, and the Nubia brand is getting in on it with a new device that's coming to North America and Europe.
The Nubia Red Magic Mars is a new gaming phone with all of the high-end specs that you'd want out of a performance-focused device. That includes a Snapdragon 845 processor, up to 10GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of built-in storage. There's a 6-inch 2160x1080 display on the Red Magic Mars and 3D surround sound to help immerse you in the gameplay.
Nubia didn't stop there. To boost the Red Magic Mars' gaming feature set, it gave the device two capacitive touch buttons on the sides that can be custom-mapped for use in games.There's also an "ICE multi-dimensional cooling system" that combines air cooling and liquid cooling for smoother gaming. A rear LED strip helps to give the phone a gaming PC feel, and a hardware switch to activate the Red Magic Game Space, which is a mode that'll minimize background apps to help enhance gameplay.
Other notable specs of the Nubia Red Magic Mars include a 16MP rear camera with AI-powered intelligent scene recognition, an 8MP front-facing camera, a 3800mAh battery, USB-C charging, and Android 9.0 Pie running below a custom Redmagic OS v1.6 user interface.
Nubia says that the Red Magic Mars will launch in North America and Europe in Q1 2019 at a starting price of $399 USD. It'll be available with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, or 10GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
The Nubia Red Magic Mars definitely isn't the first gaming phone we've seen over the past year or so. In fact, it's not even Nubia's first gaming phone. What makes the Red Magic Mars notable is that it offers high-end specs that you expect from a gaming phone at an aggressive price tag that's hundreds less than many other gaming phones. So if you're on a budget but you want to see what this gaming phone trend is all about, keep an eye out for the Nubia Red Magic Mars in the coming months.