Nubia Red Magic 3 Gaming Smartphone With Internal Cooling Fan Launched

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Nubia Red Magic 3 Gaming Smartphone With Internal Cooling Fan Launched





Model / Variant

Red Magic 3

Launch Date

April 28, 2019


6GB+64GB: CNY 2,899 (~INR 30,100)
6GB+128GB: CNY 3,199 (~INR 33,200)
8GB+128GB: CNY 3,499 (~INR 35,300)
12GB+256GB: CNY 4,299 (~INR 44,650)


171.7 x 78.5 x 9.65 mm


215 g


Black, Red, Camouflage, Blue and Red gradient

Display Size and Type

6.65 inch FHD+ AMOLED

Display Resolution

2340 x 1080 px


Snapdragon 855


Octa-Core, Kryo 485


Adreno 640

Memory Storage

64GB, 128GB, 256GB


6GB, 8GB, 12GB

Memory Expandability

microSD (up to 512GB)

Operating System

Android 9 Pie
Redmagic OS 2.0

Primary Camera

48MP (f/1.7) Sony IMX586 sensor

Camera Features

LED flash, Panorama, HDR

Primary Video

8K video recording
Super Slow Motion Videos @1920 fps

Secondary Camera

16MP (f/2.0)


5000 mAh

2G Network

GSM 850/900/1800/1900

4G / LTE Network

FDD-LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/26


WiFi a/b/g/n/ac
USB Type-C

SIM Type


Other Features

Internal Cooling Fan (14,000 rpm)
Programmable Shoulder Buttons
Reprogrammable Fingerprint Scanner
IP55 Dust and water resistance

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ZTE’s subsidiary Nubia is known for launching feature laden gaming smartphones at a competitive price tag. As it was previously reported, the company was  planning to unveil its latest addition to the gaming smartphone family, the Red Magic 3. In an event held in China on April 28, Nubia finally announced the aforementioned gaming smartphone with a load of exciting features, such as a 90Hz display, an internal cooling fan and a 48MP rear camera. 

Nubia Red Magic 3: Features And Specifications

The specifications of the Red Magic 3 will provide some strong competition in a fast-growing space of gaming smartphones. The smartphone features a 6.65 inch FHD+ AMOLED display which also supports HDR playback. Owing to the presence of a 90Hz refresh rate in the device panel, gamers are expected to experience less screen tearing and almost negligible lag issues. The front of the device also houses DTS:X surround sound speakers. The rear panel of the Red Magic 3 houses the camera, an elongated fingerprint scanner and an LED strip which can be customized with a combination of 16.8 million colours.

Under the hood, the smartphone packs the powerful 7nm Snapdragon 855 chipset, which comprises of an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 640 GPU. The Red Magic 3 is available in four storage variants which are as fllows:

  • 6 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM
  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM
  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM
  • 12 GB RAM + 256 GB ROM

To provide for extensive gaming sessions, the Nubia Red Magic 3 packs a massive 5,000 mAh battery with 30W fast charging support. Noteworthy, it is the first time that a company has incorporated an active internal cooling system in a smartphone. The company claims that the fan present inside the device can operate at a speed of 14,000 rpm, which can also be manually tweaked.

In terms of optics, the Red Magic 3 features a single rear 48MP (f/1.7) Sony IMX586 camera sensor. While Nubia might not have gone “big” on the multi-camera setup here, the specifications of the camera are worthy in fact. Moreover, it has 8K video recording support and can record super slow videos at 1920 fps. The smartphone also has an f/2.0 aperture equipped 16MP front-facing selfie camera. It is IP55 dust and water resistant, which can even survive water jets. Furthermore, gamers can program two touch-based shoulder buttons in the smartphone in addition to the reprogrammable fingerprint scanner. The Red Magic 3 runs on Androdi 9 Pie out-of-the-box, with Nubia’s Redmagic OS 2.0 on top. 

Availability And Price

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The Nubia Red Magic 3 will be available in China from the 3rd of May onwards, which will soon be followed by the US, UK, Canada and European launch. The price for different variants of the smartphone are as follows:

  • 6GB+64GB: CNY 2,899 (~INR 30,100)
  • 6GB+128GB: CNY 3,199 (~INR 33,200)
  • 8GB+128GB: CNY 3,499 (~INR 35,300)
  • 12GB+256GB: CNY 4,299 (~INR 44,650)

It is available in four colour options: Black, Red, Camouflage and Blue Gradient. 

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