Nubia’s Red Magic line of gaming phones has been around for several years now, offering flagship internal, an internal fan for active cooling, as well as a few gaming-centric inputs. The Red Magic 7 was previously launched worldwide in February, but the Red Magic 7 Pro is now receiving global and US launch treatment as well.
The Red Magic 7 Pro differs from the standard model in many ways, the most notable difference being the presence of a 16MP under-display selfie camera. This means you get a seamless screen here, with no punch-holes, grooves or any other cutouts.
Speaking of screens, you get a 6.8-inch 120Hz OLED panel (20: 9) here. It offers an FHD + resolution and a 960Hz touch sampling rate. You’ll also find an optical under-display fingerprint sensor here, also capable of tracking your heart rate.
The Nubia Pro model offers a 5,000mAh battery (vs. 4,500mAh on a standard device) and is even different from the vanilla variant. The Chinese Red Magic 7 Pro features 120W charging, but is not available for US, EU, or UK models, but instead focuses on fast-charging 65W.
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In terms of horsepower, you can expect a Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset with a variety of cooling solutions, including a built-in cooling fan and steam chamber cooling. We’ve tested Red Magic 7 before and added that adding active cooling has helped the phone outperform the Snapdragon and Exynos-powered S22 phones in terms of sustainable performance. So it makes sense that a similarly equipped Pro model would also be able to maintain maximum performance for some time.
You’ve got a huge 16GB of RAM here, which means multitasking shouldn’t be a problem. The phone is equipped with 256GB storage for the Obsidian version and 512GB storage for the Supernova variant.
Of course, the Red Magic 7 Pro is aimed at gamers, so you’ll be happy to know that the device is actually equipped with a pair of capacitive shoulder triggers. It’s not quite as sensitive as the physical triggers seen in the Poco F3 GT’s preferences, but extra physical inputs are always welcome.
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Interestingly, Nubia says the phone is equipped with a so-called Red Core 1 chip that handles audio processing, RGB lighting and haptic response.
The Red Magic series is not known for its camera quality, but you can rely on a triple rear camera system for photography here. It consists of a 64MP main shooter, 8MP ultraviolet camera and 2MP macro lens.
Other notable features and features include a 3.5mm port, Red Magic OS 5.0 on top of Android 12, dual speakers and three microphones.
Price and availability
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The Red Magic 7 Pro starts at 799 / € 799 / £ 759 for the 256GB Obsidian variant, while the 512GB Transparent Supernova model (seen above) will return you 899 / € 899 / £ 759. Nubia said the phones will be available to order from April 27, adding that there is also an early bird offer from April 22. It is not clear if the price tags mentioned above are the price of the initial bird.
The phone will be available from the Red Magic website in Asia-Pacific countries, Europe, Latin America, North America, the Middle East and the United Kingdom.
The price tag means that the Red Magic 7 Pro goes against the likes of the Galaxy S22. It may lack the S22 features like telephoto camera, IP rating, and wireless charging, but the addition of a large battery and shoulder trigger with active cooling, ultra-fast charging is something you should keep an eye on if you are a mobile gamer. .