Nubia’s crazy gaming phone has a built-in cooling fan

April 29, 2019

It can even shoot 8K video!

It’s safe to say that smartphones are getting better than it can now even match the computing power of a standard notebook. With Razer and Xiaomi already showcasing their latest gaming smartphones, it’s Nubia’s turn to showcase theirs, and it’s one crazy hardware.

The Chinese brand has just unveiled the Red Magic 3 that features a liquid cooling copper heat pipe and even an internal fan to cool down its components. The fan is small but is able to spin up to 14,000 rpm that has a rated usage of 30,000 hours. It even has an IP55 rating so it’s pretty much resistant to liquids and dust.

The fan allows the Red Magic 3 to have a far more efficient cooling solution, which in turn lets you play games for longer times without the worry of overheating.

As a gaming smartphone, the Red Magic 3 has capacitive shoulder trigger and even RGB lighting that should suit well for gamers. Both the triggers and the RGB lighting are customizable, and there’s even a hardware switch for the Red Magic Game Space 2.0 dashboard where you can easily access additional settings.

On the inside of the Red Magic 3, you will find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. There’s also a massive 5,000 mAh battery that supports fast-charging. On the camera front, you have a 48-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture at the back and a 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 on the front. The rear sensor also allows the Red Magic 3 to capture video in 8K resolution and even supports slow-motion recording at 1,920 fps – it looks good on paper, but we may have to wait and see how the actual footage looks like.

Other specifications include a large 6.65-inch FHD+ display that supports HDR and a 90 Hz refresh rate. There’s also front-facing stereo speakers that also support DTS:X sound and yes, a 3.5 mm headphone jack is still present. The Red Magic 3 will run Android 9 Pie and will support external accessories like a 5G antenna or even a dock with a LAN connection.

Launching next week in China, the Red Magic 3’s most expensive variant will cost 4,299 yuan which is about $640 – which already is a very good price. No word yet on an international release, but if word of mouth is good there’s a good chance we might see other countries soon.

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.