- RedMagic has launched the 8S series in China, which includes RedMagic 8S Pro & the 8S Pro Plus.
- The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 chipset powers the 8S series, boosted to 3.36GHz & 719MHz GPU; this is essentially a “For Galaxy” Chipset.
- RedMagic 8S Pro Plus is the world’s first smartphone to feature 24GB RAM. Also, the 8S series features an improved cooling system with an inbuild Fan for heat dissipation.
Chinese smartphone maker RedMagic, a sub-brand of Nubia, is back again with another gaming smartphone series launch on its home turf China.
Redmagic unveiled the RedMagic 8S Pro and the RedMagic 8S Pro Plus in an event in China. The company’s smartphones are known for their stunning design & gaming capabilities.
RedMagic 8S Pro is said to be an improved version of the RedMagic 8 Pro, which launched earlier this year, and the latest edition 8S Pro sits between the highest-end RedMagic 8S Pro Plus and the regular 8 Pro
Also, 8S Pro Plus is the world’s first smartphone to feature 24GB RAM. Yes, you read that right. Now, let’s take a look at the specifications & other features of the 8S Pro & 8S Pro Plus.
RedMagic 8S Pro Series Specifications & Features
RedMagic 8S Pro & 8S Pro Plus features a 6.8-inch AMOLED display with a 120hz refresh rate, a touch sampling rate of 960hz, and a 1,116 x 2,480 resolution. The display features a 20:9 aspect ratio with support for DC dimming & a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut.
Although the peak brightness remains at 1300 nits and to evade potential scratches & cracks, the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
Also, the phone has two shoulder triggers to assist the gamers with a 520Hz touch sampling rate, and the developers said they have optimized the software that triggers these.
For raw power, the gaming flagships series are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 chipset with a clock speed of 3.36GHz and GPU clock speed 719MHz, which should mean a 5 percent increase in CPU performance and a 5.7 percent increase in GPU performance of the 8S Pro/ 8S Plus.
Well, you might be wondering, isn’t this chip the same as the Galaxy devices? Yes, it is, as this is essentially a ‘For Galaxy’ chipset. Along with the flagship chipset, the custom RedMagic Core 2 chipset makes its comeback as well.
The RedMagic 8S comes in several configurations, upto 12GB LPDDR5X RAM & 512GB UFS 4.0 storage options, and as for the high-end 8S Pro Plus, it comes with the most RAM yet on a smartphone, up to 24GB LPDDR5X RAM & 1TB UFS 4.0 storages.
Also, this is physical RAM, not the amalgamation of physical & virtual RAM that the brands in India boast about when promoting their devices. Runs on RedMagic OS 8.0, based on Android 13.
Moving on, the company has incorporated an improved ICE 12 cooling system into the 8S Pro & 8S Pro Plus with 5Wimk thermal paste with an inbuilt fan that will help in heat dissipation. Also, all variants of the flagship series have RGB lighting on the fan.
The Flagships has an aviation-grade aluminum frame and comes in three rear panel options such as Aurora, Midnight, and Platinum, of which the Aurora colorway has a transparent rear panel.
In addition to this, unlike the other two colorways, the Aurora colorway is only available in two configurations.
The Optics- The cameras have not changed from the 8 Pro; there’s a triple rear camera setup at the back of the RedMagic 8S series, which includes a 50MP Samsung GN5 main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. Coming to the front, the flagship series features a 16MP in-display camera so that it won’t hinder your gaming experience.
Battery- RedMagic 8S Pro series features a 6,000mAh battery with 165W wired fast charging. Furthermore, the cooling system includes a graphene layer under the display for heat dissipation while the phone is charging.
Other features of the devices include a 3,5mm audio jack, WiFi 7, triple microphone system, and dual speakers with DTS: X Ultrasound.
Finally, the company also unveiled a Bumble Bee special edition of the RedMagic 8S Pro Plus with the custom Bumble Bee design on the rear panel along with the matched accessories.
RedMagic 8S Pro Series Pricing & Availability
RedMagic 8S Series is already up for pre-orders in China and will be available starting July 11.
RedMagic 8S base variant 8GB/128GB starts at CNY 3,999 / $552 / ₹45,500, and the high-end variant with 12GB/512GB storage is priced at CNY 5,499 / $759 / ₹62,480,
As we mentioned above, there’s also an Aurora colorway (With a transparent back). It comes in only two configurations. The 12GB/256GB Aurora variant is priced at CNY 4,999 / $690 / ₹56,800, and the high-end variant with 12GB/512GB storage is priced at CNY 5,699 / $787 / ₹64,750,
As for the RedMagic 8S Pro Plus base variant, 16GB/256GB starts at CNY 5,499 / $759 / ₹62,480, and the high-end variant with 24GB/1TB storage is priced at CNY 7,499 / $1,035 / ₹85,200.
The Bumble Bee special edition comes in a 16GB/512GB storage option only and is priced at CNY 6,499 / $897/ ₹73,855.