RedMagic 8 Professional gaming cellphone with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 rolls out


The RedMagic 8 Professional has launched in China, offering the primary Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered gaming cellphone.

The RedMagic 8 Professional and the RedMagic 8 Professional Plus can be found from as we speak in China, whereas the corporate has confirmed that it’s going to roll out to different markets from January 16, 2023.

As such, this may simply have develop into the quickest cellphone in the marketplace. The primary telephones operating on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 have solely simply began dribbling out, however that is the primary devoted gaming cellphone to pack Qualcomm’s spectacular chip.

Whereas the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is an off-the-shelf part, RedMagic’s ICE 11.0 cooling system (which incorporates 11 layers and a devoted cooling fan) ought to be certain that the chip can run flat out for longer intervals, leading to superior sustained efficiency in comparison with common telephones.

Each telephones additionally characteristic the Purple Core 2 gaming chip, which may apparently deal with numerous results and vibration suggestions.

I reviewed the RedMagic 7S Professional in July, and located it to be “an extremely highly effective gaming cellphone with slick bodily controls and a comparatively reserved look”. That appears to be the case right here with the RedMagic 8 Professional line too, with a daring new industrial flat-edged design and an all-screen entrance, in addition to the return of these shoulder buttons.

Each telephones are led by a 6.8-inch OLED with a 120Hz refresh fee (not the best for a gaming cellphone, however nonetheless first rate) and a 1300 nits peak brightness. These 1.48mm-thick bezels look particularly slick, aided by a 16MP under-display selfie digicam. I discovered this part to be horrible at truly taking selfies within the RedMagic 7S Professional, however perhaps this second era part can be higher.

As for the principle digicam, Nubia (a former sub-brand of ZTE) has improved issues with a 50MP Samsung GN5 sensor. That’s the identical sensor that you just’ll discover within the Galaxy S22. There’s no telephoto once more, and the ultra-wide is a humble 8MP instance, accompanied by a 2MP macro sensor.

There’s a 6000mAh battery powering the Professional alongside, and a 5000mAh battery within the Professional Plus. The common 8 Professional offers you 80W charging, whereas the Plus mannequin goes all in with 165W.

As at all times, the dearer mannequin, the RedMagic 8 Professional Plus, comes with the choice of a clear again cowl, exposing a number of the cellphone’s internal workings.

Pricing begins from 3999 yuan for the RedMagic 8 Professional, and 5199 yuan for the 8 Professional Plus. We’ll let you already know as soon as international costs develop into obtainable, however these are typically very effectively priced telephones given their meaty specs.


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