[Update: Available now] The Nubia Red Magic Mars is now available for pre-order in the US, Canada, and Europe

[Update: Available now] The Nubia Red Magic Mars is now available for pre-order in the US, Canada, and Europe

Update 2/19/19: After kicking off pre-orders earlier this month, the Nubia Red Magic Mars is now available in the US, Canada, and Europe. You can buy the unlocked 6GB RAM/64GB storage model for $399.

Many laughed at the thought of the gaming smartphone becoming its own product category. But we’re actually seeing more and more companies these days launching devices specifically geared at gamers. In a lot of ways, it makes sense as the “Games” category is by far the most popular (and lucrative) in these mobile app stores. Nubia launched the Red Magic Mars gaming smartphone in China in November of last year. At first, many felt it wasn’t going to be made available in other regions, but those of you in the United States, Canada, and Europe can now pre-order the device.


The Chinese smartphone manufacturer has actually spent a lot of effort to bring this device to other markets. A Snapdragon 835 model of the device was brought to India only a month after its launch in China with a price tag of ₹29,999 (which is about $430). But it wasn’t until last month that it was confirmed the company had plans to bring it to North America and Europe. At the time we were told the Red Magic Mars would be available in these additional markets at the end of January, but that seems to have only been the pre-order date.

At this time, the company has yet to announce an official release date for the Red Magic Mars. However, they are pushing the incentive for those who are interested to go ahead and pre-order the phone. Not only will you get a price discount on the version of your choice, but you can also claim what they’re calling a “reward crate” which could be a dbrand skin, Red Magic stickers, or a teammate gift card (all are limited in availability). Not only that but once the pre-order phase is over the company will choose 5 people and they will receive a full refund of their purchase price.

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Nubia Red Magic Mars Specs

Category Nubia Red Magic Mars
Dimensions and Weight 158.25 mm × 75 mm × 9.85mm; 193g
Display 6″ FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels; 18:9) In-Cell LCD display with 2.5D curved glass
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: 64-bit Octa-core SoC, clocked at 2.8GHz;Adreno 630 GPU
RAM and Storage 6GB (LPDDR4) RAM + 64GB (UFS 2.1) internal storage;8GB + 128GB;

10GB + 256GB

Rear Camera 16MP, f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, dual-tone LED flash
Front Camera 8MP, f/2.0, wide-angle lens
Battery and Charging 3,800mAh with fast charging support
USB Port USB Type-C
SIM Dual SIM support
Fingerprint Sensor Rear
Android Version Android Pie underneath Redmagic OS v1.6

Source: Nubia

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Doug Lynch
Doug Lynch

When I am passionate about something, I go all in and thrive on having my finger on the pulse of what is happening in that industry. This has transitioned over the years from PCs and video games, but for close to a decade now all of my attention has gone toward smartphones and Android.

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