Let’s face it, Red Magic isn’t the biggest brand names out there. With a dwindling presence in the USA, especially in North America, ZTE’s gaming-focused sub-brand ZTE, it set to launch its next gaming phone to the global market next month.
For those who haven’t been following the news lately, the RED Magic 5G is Red Magic’s gaming-centric flagship smartphone, boasting some killer internals. At the Chinese launch last week, Red Magic lifted the curtains off the device as well as the spec sheet. With it’s launch in the Chinese market, we learnt that the Red Magic 5G would come running the latest and greatest Snapdragon 865 SoC as well as a somewhat beastly 4500mAh battery. In addition to that, the Red Magic 5G would also be the first smartphone ever to boast a 144Hz AMOLED display under its hood.
The device is set to come in quite a few variants beginning with a base configuration of 8GB RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage. Forking your budget would allow you to pickup upto 16GB of RAM paired with upto 256GB of internal storage as well as a number of designs to choose from.
Under the hood, the Red Magic 5G would come running Android 10 out of the box along with Red Magic’s in-house Red Magic 3.0 skin which would be quite a delight to see for some… at least in China.
Alongside that, the Red Magic 5G comes with a triple-camera array at the back featuring a 64MP main, 5MP ultra-wide, as well as 2MP macro camera at its rear. Over at the front, Red Magic has gone with an 8MP accomplice to shoot your selfies if you’re that enthusiastic. As with the Galaxy S20 and many other Android phones launching this year, the Red Magic 5G would also support 8K video recording, albeit 24FPS, out of the box.
Other features being dwarfed by the incredibly cheap $540 price tag include a 3.5mm headphone jack, along with dual-speakers upfront as well as support for 55W fast charging to keep it on par with the ROG Phone 2 from last year.
Pre-orders according to the North American region of the brand indicate that enthusiasts would actually be able to bid their pre-orders on April 14th alongside the OnePlus 8 series launch, a branch with a much larger presence than that of Red Magic.
With the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro being a major contender in the US market, we would be thrilled to see how the Red Magic 5G performs, especially considering that the OnePlus 8 Pro would come with 120Hz display anyways, albeit a much higher price. Regardless of the circumstances, we can’t wait to see what OnePlus brings to the table as well, especially has we near the end of the first quarter of 2020.