The Nubia RedMagic 7 wants to be the phone every gamer dreams of


Complete with RGB lighting and built-in fan

Nubia-RedMagic-7 Series

Nubia might not exactly be the biggest name in smartphone brands, but its RedMagic handsets have made a name for themselves with their gaming-focused features and performance. Following last year’s unique RedMagic 6S Pro with its RGB-lit fan and transparent back, the company has just announced its 2022 gaming flagships – the RedMagic 7 and 7 Pro – with similar features.

We’re looking at some phones that sound absolutely gill-tuned with high-end hardware, including some features you won’t find on its peers. The lineup features an active cooling system with an integrated fan, a 6.8-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with up to 165Hz refresh rate and 960Hz touch sampling rate. The RedMagic 7 Pro is also the world’s first gaming smartphone to feature an under-display selfie camera. Other specs are just as bonkers, like the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, shoulder triggers with a 500Hz touch sampling rate, and fast charging support up to ‘at 135 W.

Call RedMagic 7 RedMagic 7 Pro
chipset Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
RAM 8.12 GB 12, 18 GB
Storage room 128, 256 GB 128, 256 GB, 1 TB
Display 6.8-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel, 165Hz refresh rate, 720Hz touch sampling 6.8″ FHD+ 10-bit AMOLED panel, 120Hz refresh rate, 960Hz touch sampling
Battery 4500 mAh, fast charging up to 120 W; 165W charger supplied 5000mAh, fast charging up to 135W; 165W charger supplied
Rear cameras 64 MP primary; 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide; 2MP f/2.4 Macro 64 MP primary; 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide; 2MP f/2.4 Macro
Front camera 8MP 16MP under-screen camera
Connectivity 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, 3.5mm jack 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, 3.5mm jack
Various 500 Hz shoulder triggers, RGB lighting 500 Hz shoulder triggers, RGB lighting
Software RedMagic 5.0 OS, Android 12 RedMagic 5.0 OS, Android 12
Colors Cyber ​​Neon, Night Knight, Deuterium Transparent Edition Cyber ​​Neon, Polar Black Knight, Deuterium Transparent Edition

To keep phones cool during intensive gaming sessions, Nubia has upgraded the cooling system with a nine-layer structure containing a turbofan engine that can circulate air at speeds of up to 20,000 rpm (while remaining relatively quiet at just 28dB). There is a canyon air duct on the RedMagic 7 to aid cooling – the Pro model has two such inlets. The cooling system can help reduce CPU core temperature by up to 16°C.

Along with the RedMagic 7 series, Nubia is also releasing its Red Core 1 gaming chip to control shoulder key response, vibration motor, game lighting and sound effects.

Besides performance, the design of these phones is also aimed at gamers with bold and funky colors. The RedMagic 7 series is available in three different versions, including one with a transparent back panel that features an illuminated RedMagic logo and RGB lights for the cooling fan.

The phones run RedMagic OS 5.0 based on Android 12 and include a bunch of custom optimizations to boost app load times and overall system performance. Both devices have a dedicated button on the side to let you quickly jump into RedMagic Game Space, where you can change various game-related aspects, configure shoulder triggers, block notifications while playing games, and more.

Along with the phones, Nubia has also launched a new Turbo Cooler in transparent and gray versions with an “innovative centrifugal turbo fan” that can lower the phone’s temperature by an additional 2 degrees. It attaches to the phone with a silicone gel clip and features an RGB lighting effect.

The RedMagic 7 and 7 Pro will go on sale in China from February 21. The devices will hit the international market on March 10, with the announcement scheduled for February 22. Pricing starts from 3999 RMB (~$630) for the RedMagic 7, while the Pro model starts from 4799 RMB (~$750).

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