A new leak suggests that Nubia’s Red Magic 8 series smartphones could be on their way to China. The leaks, which appeared on Chinese social media site Weibo, a detailed list of specifications for the upcoming Red Magic 8 and Red Magic 8 Pro phones from the Shenzhen-based manufacturer. The Red Magic 8 series is to be one of the world’s first gaming phones powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC.

A phone purportedly from Nubia appeared on the TENAA certification website and was quickly taken down, Gizmochina reported. However, eagle-eyed users spotted the listing before it disappeared and posted screenshots of it on Weibo. This isn’t the first leak around the device. The report mentions that in November, a device with model number NX729J believed to be the Red Magic 8 Pro appeared on China’s 3C certification platform.

Screenshots posted on Weibo give an in-depth look at the specifications of the Nubia gaming smartphone. Leaks have revealed that the Red Magic Pro 8 will feature a 6.8-inch OLED display with a screen resolution of 2,480 x 1,116 pixels. Just like its predecessor, the Red Magic 7S Pro, the smartphone will feature narrow bezels and an under-display front camera with no punch-hole cutout. Screenshots on Weibo show that in addition to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, the Red Magic 8 series will also be available in 8GB, 12GB and 16GB RAM versions.

TENAA listing screenshot from Weibo lists specifications of Nubia Red Magic 8 series
Image source: Weibo

The TENAA listing also suggests that the device will be available in 256GB, 512GB and 1TB storage options and two different battery capacities – 5,720 mAh and 4,900 mAh. A report by GSMArena also mentions that the Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro will support 165W wired charging.

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Other features include a 16-megapixel under-display front camera and a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 50-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel triple camera.

ZTE-owned Nubia launched the Red Magic 7S Pro in July with a starting price of $729 (roughly Rs. 60,000). This gaming-focused smartphone comes with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC out of the box. The phone is also equipped with a Red Core 1 dedicated gaming chip.


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