Nubia Red Magic 3S Announced, Launches Worldwide in October 2019

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Nubia and their Red Magic flagship phone are relative newcomers to the USA and had a somewhat successful and rather respected Red Magic 3 released last year, which was a solid budget option for those looking to game on their phones. It’s also massive and is the first phone with a built-in fan, for cooling.

This phone uses the upgraded Snapdragon 855+ processor which has 4 cores clocked at 1.8ghz base with 3 running at 2.42GHz with one single high performance core clocked at 2.84 GHz and uses the rather powerful Adreno 640 GPU, what this does is allow the phone to operate at lower power usage when say texting but use its faster cores when gaming, or any other heavier task.

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The ultimate gaming phone is about to get even better. Released earlier this year, the Red Magic 3 revolutionized mobile gaming with industry-first active liquid cooling, powerhouse specs, and innovative gamer-centric features. The new Red Magic 3S takes the experience to the next level with several spec and feature upgrades.

The Red Magic 3S boasts the latest flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 PLUS platform and super-fast UFS 3.0 storage for boosted gaming performance, while fan-favorite Red Magic features—like active liquid cooling, built-in gaming triggers, and a buttery-smooth 90Hz ultra-widescreen display—make their return.

The Red Magic 3S is available for purchase beginning September 5th in China. A global release on redmagic.gg is expected for October 2019. Nubia remains committed to providing the world’s most premium gaming smartphones, without the premium price tag.

Red Magic 3S – Supreme Cooling. Supreme Gaming.

Inspired by high-end gaming PCs, the Red Magic 3S improved active cooling system features an integrated internal fan, a liquid-filled heat pipe, and multilayer graphite for increased airflow and superior heat dissipation. The result? Comfortable gaming, consistent frame rates, and jaw-dropping graphics.

New on the Red Magic 3S, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 PLUS with Adreno™ 640 GPU boosts CPU performance and improves graphical rendering speeds by 15%. Paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of super-fast UFS 3.0 storage, to power through even the most demanding games, while an impressive 5,000mAh battery and up to 27W quick charging for uninterrupted gaming sessions.

For ultra-premium gaming and entertainment, the 6.65 inch ultra-widescreen FHD+ HDR AMOLED display features a 90Hz refresh rate for stunning, buttery-smooth visuals. In terms of audio, dual front-facing stereo speakers, DTS:X, and 3D sound technologies create a cinematic soundscape, with or without headphones.

In addition to powerhouse specs, the Red Magic 3S improves the mobile gaming experience with innovative gamer-centric features. Organize and quick-launch games, fine-tune performance settings and fan speeds, monitor temperature and usage stats in real time, and block notifications for uninterrupted gaming in Game Space 2.1, activated with an additional hardware switch. Now, users can record in-game videos and share right in Game Space 2.1.

Touch-sensitive shoulder triggers provide additional hardware buttons without the need for a gamepad accessory. Users can configure and custom-map these buttons to suit their game of choice. Users can also customize RGB lighting with several effects and over 16.8 million colors with Red Magic’s light effects editor.

It’s also a flagship daily driver. Running stock Android and free from bloatware and overbearing skins, it also features the elite Sony IMX586 sensor in its rear 48MP camera, with 8K recording capabilities. A 16MP front camera is ideal for live streaming, video chatting, and more.

Pricing and Availability


  • Price: ¥2999 (8G+128GB) or ¥3799 (12G+256GB)
  • Availability: September 9th, 2019


  • Price: TBD
  • Colors availability: TBC
  • Availability: October, 2019

Niche Gamer’s Take: with the cheaper edition going for about 420 USD when doing the rough exchange rate, the features on this phone are pretty beefy, and for those who want to buy a Chinese off contract phone might want to take a look at it, it also features an incredibly beefy battery at 5000mAh as well as a ton of other features. Frankly, if these can be released for under $500 this is a decent option.

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Allen Watts


A long time PC gamer, He enjoys FPS, RTS and RPG games. He also has a love of PC hardware.