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Nubia RedMagic 6 with 165Hz display, Snapdragon 888 launches globally for $599

Nubia Redmagic 6 Series
Nubia Redmagic 6 Series (Image credit: Nubia)

What you need to know

  • Nubia's RedMagic 6 series gaming phones will be available to pre-order globally from April 9.
  • The RedMagic 6 series phones feature 165Hz AMOLED screens and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 chipset.
  • Nubia isn't launching the 18GB RAM variant of the RedMagic Pro 6 globally.

ZTE's Nubia sub-brand announced its latest flagship gaming phones in China earlier month. The company's new RedMagic 6 series phones are the first to come equipped with 165Hz screens and offer nearly everything that you would expect from a flagship gaming phone in 2021. Less than two weeks after their launch in China, Nubia has announced the global launch of the two phones.

The RedMagic 6 and RedMagic 6 Pro phones will be available to pre-order from April 9, while open sales will begin from April 15. Nubia has priced the RedMagic 6 at $599/ €599/ £509, while the Pro model will cost $699/ €699/ £599. In addition to the U.S. and Canada, the phones will also be available in several markets across Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East.

The Red Magic 6 duo are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 processor and utilize the brand's new ICE 6.0 cooling system with a built-in turbofan. Similar to ASUS' ROG Phone 5, the RedMagic 6 series phones feature LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. Their biggest selling point, however, is the 6.8-inch AMOLED panel with full DCI-P3 color space coverage, 165Hz refresh rate, 500Hz touch sampling rate, and a sixth-gen in-display fingerprint sensor.

Both phones pack a 5,050mAh battery and support up to 66W charging speeds. However, they will only ship with a 30W charger in the box. On the software front, the phones will ship with Android 11-based RedMagic OS 4.0 out of the box. Needless to say, their aggressive pricing and impressive hardware specs make them two of the best Android phones of 2021 so far.

Babu Mohan
Babu Mohan