Nubia RedMagic 6S Pro is a $599 ROG Phone 5s rival with a Snapdragon 888+

Nubia Redmagic 6s Pro
Nubia Redmagic 6s Pro (Image credit: Nubia)

What you need to know

  • The RedMagic 6S Pro is Nubia's latest flagship gaming phone.
  • It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888+ chipset and features an AMOLED display with a 720Hz touch sampling rate.
  • The RedMagic 6S Pro will go on sale globally from September 27 for a starting price of $599.

ZTE's Nubia sub-brand has announced a feature-packed new gaming phone to take the fight to ASUS' ROG Phone 5s series.

The new RedMagic 6S Pro is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888+ processor, which promises slightly faster performance compared to the Snapdragon 888 chip that powers nearly all the best Android phones of 2021. Along with a new chipset, the RedMagic 6S Pro also brings Nubia's ICE 7.0 cooling system with "Phase Change Materials (PCM." There's an active cooling fan too, with four RGB LEDs.

Nubia's latest gaming phone comes with a similar 6.8-inch 165Hz AMOLED display as the RedMagic 6 Pro, but the touch sampling rate has been upgraded to 720Hz. The shoulder triggers on the back of the phone also run at a higher 450Hz touch sampling rate and tout a response time of just 2.2ms.

Nubia Redmagic 6s Colors

Source: Nubia (Image credit: Source: Nubia)

The rest of the phone's specs are pretty much identical to its predecessor. It has a triple-camera setup on the back with a 64MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a depth sensor. For selfies, the phone comes with an 8MP camera on the front. Keeping the lights on is a 5,050mAh battery with support for 66W charging speeds. Disappointingly, the phone will ship with just a 30W charger in the box. The Chinese version of the phone, on the other hand, features a smaller 4,500mAh battery with 120W charging.

The RedMagic 6S Pro is set to go on sale in North America, Europe, and a few other markets from September 27. It is priced at $599/€599/£519 for the 12GB/128GB version and $699/€699/£609 for the 16GB/256GB version in Cyborg Black. The transparent version featuring 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage will be available for $729/€729/£629.

Babu Mohan
News Writer