Red Magic 6 series with a crazy 165Hz display launches globally

Red Magic 6 series with a crazy 165Hz display launches globally

After launching the Red Magic 6 series in China earlier this month, Nubia is now bringing its crazy gaming phones to the international markets. The Red Magic 6 and Red Magic 6 Pro are some of the most powerful gaming phones out there, with both devices offering a 165Hz refresh rate screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, an active cooling fan, and up to 66W fast charging.

Red Magic 6 Series: Specifications

SpecificationRed Magic 6 / Red Magic 6 Pro
Dimensions and Weight
  • 169mm x 77.09mm x 9.7mm (9.6mm Pro model)
  • 220g
Display
  • 6.8-inch AMOLED (2400 x 1080)
  • 165Hz refresh rate
  • Up to 500Hz touch sampling rate
  • 10-bit color support
  • 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut coverage
  • Goodix AMOLED touch controller
SoC
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 888:
    • 1x Kryo 680 Prime Core @ 2.84GHz
    • 3x Kryo 680 Performance Cores @ 2.4GHz
    • 4x Kryo 680 Efficiency Cores @ 1.8GHz
  • Adreno 660
RAM and Storage
  • Red Magic 6
    • 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
    • 128GB GB UFS 3.1 flash storage
  • Red Magic 6 Pro
    • 16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    • 256GB UFS 3.1 flash storage
Battery & Charging
  • 5,050mAh
  • 66W (30W brick inside the box)
  • Supports USB PD 3.0, QC 3.0, 4,0, 5.0 standards
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 64MP
  • Secondary: 8MP ultra-wide
  • Tertiary: 2MP macro
Front Camera
  • 8MP
Ports/Buttons
  • USB Type-C port
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Capacitive air trigger buttons
Connectivity
  • 5G NR
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • 2×2 MIMO
  • WiFi 802.11.b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz)
  • USB cast
Security
  • Optical under-display fingerprint reader by Goodix
Other Features
  • Built-in active cooling fan
Software
  • Android 11 with RedMagic OS 4.0

Except for the battery capacity and charging speeds, the Red Magic 6 and Red Magic 6 Pro are identical in every respect. On the front, you get a 6.8-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with a 165Hz refresh rate, the highest on a smartphone, along with up to 500Hz touch sampling rate, 10-bit color support, and 100% DCI-P3 wide gamut coverage. Firepower comes from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 chipset, coupled with up to 16GB RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 flash storage. In terms of optics, we have a 64MP primary shooter, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP macro lens, and an 8MP front shooter. The Red Magic 6 series packs a 5,050mAh battery with support for 66W fast charging (but you only get a 30W brick inside the box).

Other specifications of the Red Magic 6 series include air trigger buttons, a built-in active cooling fan, an in-display fingerprint scanner, a 3.5mm audio jack, dual speakers, Wi-FI 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and Android 11.

Pricing & Availability

The Red Magic 6 and Red Magic 6 Pro will go on sale starting April 15, with pre-orders kicking off from April 9. Nubia is only bringing a single variant of each phone to the global markets. The standard Red Magic 6 12GB + 128GB model is priced at $599 / €599 / £509. Meanwhile, the price for the Pro model with 16GB + 256GB is set at $699 / €699 / £599. Phones will be available for purchase from Red Magic’s global website.


This article incorrectly stated that the global Red Magic 6 Pro packed a 4,500mAh battery and supported 120W fast charging. We have corrected the post to reflect that both global models pack a 5,050mAh battery while the Pro model only supports 66W fast charging — Only the Chinese Red Magic 6 Pro supports up to 120W fast charging. We regret the error. 

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