Nubia Red Magic 6R release date, specs: $499 gaming phone’s global launch is set for June 24
Nubia’s sub-brand Red Magic announced its latest flagship last month, but it was initially made available in China. The good news is the affordable gaming-focused phone Red Magic 6R has been confirmed for a global release later this month.
Why mobile gamers should check out Red Magic 6R’s specs
One of the reasons avid mobile gamers should consider Red Magic 6R is its price tag. Red Magic’s global site lists the device for $499, and it is packed with features that make it handle some of the most demanding apps.
Red Magic 6R is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, which means it supports 5G network and Wi-Fi 6e connectivity. It comes with a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate. The device features pressure-sensitive shoulder trigger buttons with 400Hz touch rate and 8.3ms latency to deliver better controls when gaming.
The gaming phone is also much lighter and thinner compared to other devices in the same category. The Red Magic 6R weighs 186 grams (6.56 oz) with the dimensions of 163 x 75.3 x 7.8mm. The recently launched ROG Phone 5’s dimensions are 172.8 x 77.3 x 10.3mm and it weighs 238 grams (8.4 oz), but it also sports a slightly bigger 6.78-inch display.
Red Magic 6R will be offered with 8GB and 12GB RAM (LPPDR5), as well as with 128GB and 256GB storage options (UFS 3.1). It will ship with an Android 11-based Red Magic OS 4.0. Its battery is quite smaller than the ROG Phone 5, though. The Red Magic 6R comes with a 4200mAh battery, unlike the latter that is powered by a 6000mAh battery.
The phone’s global version will offer a 30W fast charging, which is a downgrade from the phone’s Chinese version with 55W fast charging tech. Red Magic 6R has a quad-camera on the back composed of 64MP+8MP+2MP+5MP lenses with Sony IMX682 and Hynix Hi846 sensors.
Red Magic 6R global release date, availability
Red Magic 6R will be released on Thursday, June 24 globally. Per GSM Arena, the device will be available in Canada and the United States.
The gaming phone will also launch in select European territories, including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Croatia, Luxembourg, the Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Denmark, Poland, Estonia, Portugal, Finland, Romania, France, Slovakia, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Spain, Sweden, Ireland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Malta, and the United Kingdom. Red Magic 6R will also go on sale in other regions, including Asia Pacific (Australia, Hong Kong, Macao, and Singapore), Middle East (Israel, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates), and Latin America (Mexico, Peru, and Chile).