If you are looking for the ultimate gaming phone, you might want to check out the new Red Magic 9 Pro and Pro+ from ZTE’s nubia brand. These phones are not only packed with the most powerful hardware, but also feature some unique features that make them stand out from all gaming phone till today.
The Red Magic 9 Pro and Pro+ are the first phones to use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, which is the world’s first 4nm SoC. This chipset offers up to 30% faster performance and 25% lower power consumption than the previous generation, making it ideal for gaming and multitasking.
The phones also have 6.8-inch flat AMOLED displays with 120Hz refresh rate and under-display 16MP selfie cameras. The displays are made by BOE and offer up to 1,600 nits of peak brightness and 2,160Hz PWM dimming to reduce eye strain. The phones also have under-display fingerprint scanners that can measure the user’s heart rate.
But what makes the Red Magic 9 Pro and Pro+ truly special are the gaming features that they offer. The phones have shoulder keys that have a 450Hz touch sampling rate and an IR blaster. The phones have aviation-grade aluminum frames and flat glass backs with no camera bumps. The rear cameras consist of a 50MP main sensor with OIS and a 50MP ultra-wide sensor, both based on Samsung’s GN5 sensor. The phones run on Red Magic OS 9.0 based on Android 14.
The phones also have a unique cooling system that includes a graphene layer, a larger air duct and a RGB cooling fan that spins at 22,000 RPM. The cooling system is claimed to lower the phone’s temperature by up to 18° and improve the thermal conductivity by 30%.
The only difference in Red Magic 9 Pro and Pro+ are in battery capacity, charging speed and RAM capacity. The Red Magic 9 Pro has a 6,500 mAh battery with 80W wired charging, while the Red Magic 9 Pro+ has a 5,500 mAh battery with 165W wired charging. The Red Magic 9 Pro comes with 12GB LPDDR5X RAM and 256/512GB UFS 4.0 storage, while the Red Magic 9 Pro+ can be configured with 16/24GB RAM and up to 1TB of storage.
The Red Magic 9 Pro and Pro+ are available in black, white, transparent and black transparent colors. The Red Magic 9 Pro starts at CNY 4399 ($620) for the 8/256GB version and goes up to CNY 5,399 ($761) for the 12/512GB transparent version.
The Red Magic 9 Pro+ starts at CNY 5499 ($770) for the 16/256GB version and goes up to CNY 6,999 ($980) for the 24GB RAM and 1TB version. The phones will go on sale in China on November 28, while the international availability and pricing will be announced later.