— Red Magic (@redmagicgaming) April 19, 2018
The RGB strip found on the back of the device can output up to 16 million different colours and four different lighting effects, though it’s currently unclear what Nubia means by ‘lighting effects.’
The Red Magic features Android 8.1 Oreo, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, 3,800mAh battery pack, a built-in DAC and DTS amplifier. It also has a Snapdragon 835 chipset, an 18:9 aspect ratio 5.99-inch display with a 1080 x 2160 pixel resolution
It’s strange that Nubia would use a 2017 processor instead of 2018’s Snapdragon 845. It also lacks the 120Hz display seen on the Razer Phone.
Currently, the early bird price for the device is $399 USD ($505 CAD) and pre-orders go live on April 26th, via IndieGoGo.
We’ve reached out to Nubia to see if the device will be available for Canadians, however, that’s a fair price considering the above specs.
Recent reports reveal that Asus is also working on a gaming phone, potentially it too will have customizable lights somewhere on the device.