Red Magic 9S Pro Launching on July 3: Potential First Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Leading Version Phone

Nubia is set to unveil the Red Magic 9S Pro series AI gaming phone on July 3 at the Red Magic Esports Universe new product launch conference. This follows the release of the Red Magic 9 Pro and Magic 9 Pro+ in China last November.

What to Expect from the Red Magic 9S Pro

The Red Magic 9S Pro, set to launch on July 3, is anticipated to be a high-performance gaming smartphone with several key features:

Key Features

  • Processor: Expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Leading Version chipset, an enhanced variant of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, likely offering a clock speed of 3.39GHz and improved GPU performance.
  • Display: While specific details about the 9S Pro’s display are not yet disclosed, it is likely to feature a high-refresh-rate AMOLED screen similar to its predecessor, the Red Magic 9 Pro, which has a 6.8-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1116 x 2480 pixels and a 120Hz refresh rate.
  • Cooling System: The device is expected to include advanced cooling technology, possibly an iteration of the ICE 13.0 liquid cooling system found in previous models, to maintain optimal performance during intense gaming sessions.
  • Gaming Features: The Red Magic 9S Pro will likely retain signature gaming features such as capacitive shoulder triggers, a dedicated Game Space launcher, and customizable RGB lighting, enhancing the overall gaming experience.
  • Battery and Charging: Although specific battery details are not confirmed, it is expected to have a large battery capacity with fast charging capabilities, similar to the 6500mAh battery and fast charging support seen in the Red Magic 9 Pro.
  • Camera: The camera setup is not yet detailed, but it may include improvements over the Red Magic 9 Pro’s triple camera system, which features 50MP main and ultra-wide sensors, and a 2MP macro lens.
  • Design: The design is expected to be sleek and gamer-centric, possibly featuring an aluminum alloy and glass build with a high usable surface area and Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
  • Launch Date: July 3
  • Chipset: Rumored to feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Leading Version, an enhanced variant of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, potentially offering a clock speed of 3.39GHz and improved GPU performance.
  • Significance: If true, the Red Magic 9S Pro will be the first non-Samsung phone to feature this overclocked chipset.

Background on Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

  • Standard Version: Unveiled in October last year, with a maximum processing speed of 3.36GHz.
  • Galaxy Version: Overclocked to 3.9GHz, used in the Samsung Galaxy S24 series.

Additional Rumors

  • Gaming Laptop: Nubia might also introduce a Red Magic gaming laptop featuring a 14th-generation Core i9 processor, RTX 4070 graphics, and an integrated metal body.

Further details about the Red Magic 9S Pro’s specifications remain undisclosed, but the primary upgrade appears to be the faster chipset compared to the existing 9 Pro model.

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