Red Magic 8 Pro goes global with minor changes, will be available from February 2
The latest generation Red Magic phone launched in China just before the end of 2022, now a couple of weeks later the 8-series is ready to go international. The company tweaked the branding a bit so there is no Pro+ model, instead there is the Void.
Red Magic 8 Pro goes international: Matte version • Void version
The base Red Magic 8 Pro is called “Matte” due to its textured, opaque, back panel. This one is equipped with 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage, just like the Pro phone that launched in China.
The other option is called “Void” and is similar to the Pro+ with 16GB of RAM and 512GB storage. The Void isn’t just a new name for the Pro+, however, there are some differences for the international release.
The major change is that both models have a 6,000mAh battery and both charge at 65W. For comparison, the Red Magic 8 Pro sold in China has the same battery capacity but is equipped with 80W charging – this means a 0-100% charge time of 35 minutes for the Chinese model and 43 minutes for the international one. The Pro+ in the Chinese market has a 5,000mAh battery with faster 165W charging, but that isn’t coming to the global market.
The Red Magic 8 Pro will be available from February 2, three weeks from now. You will be able to pick up a unit from the Red Magic website. Here are the prices for the Matte and for the Void versions:
|Red Magic 8 Pro (global)|
The Red Magic 8 Pro is coming to the following countries and regions:
- North America: Canada and the United States
- Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Croatia, Luxembourg, the Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, The United Kingdom, Netherlands, Denmark, Poland, Estonia, Portugal, Finland, Romania, France, Slovakia, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Spain, Sweden, Ireland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Malta
- Asia Pacific: Hong Kong (China SAR), Indonesia, Macau (China SAR), Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia
- Middle East: Israel, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt
- Latin America: Mexico, Peru, and Chile
You can learn more about the Red Magic 8 Pro from our detailed review. Long story short, it has a 6.8” 1,116 x 2,480px display, an AMOLED panel with 120Hz refresh and 960Hz touch sampling rate. The 16MP front-facing camera is hidden under the display (2nd generation UDC tech). In addition to the touch screen, there are two touch-based shoulder triggers that run at 520Hz sampling rate.
The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, of course, paired with LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage. The chipset is cooled by the ICE 11 system that combines new materials for increased heat transfer and an upgraded 20,000 RPM fan that has been redesigned to increase airflow and reduce noise. The Cube Performance Optimizer ensures stable frame rates during gaming and low power consumption when not.
The phone packs stereo speakers and dual X-axis linear motors, plus it has a 3.5mm headphone jack. The wireless system is ready for Wi-Fi 7 (4x4 MIMO) and there are a 9 antennas for 5G connectivity. The main camera on the rear has been upgraded with a 50MP Samsung GN5 sensor, next to it is an 8MP ultra wide.
Finally, a word on how to recognize the two models apart – the Void has a transparent back like the Pro+. This look was the inspired by the colors of galaxies in the void of space, colors that will be rendered by the active cooling fan with RGB lighting. The Matte version also has RGB LEDs, but they are on a strip instead (since you can't see the fan).
PS. Did you notice the new Red Magic Logo? The company changed up the font to “express nubia's ultimate goal of becoming much more than a gaming smartphone, but rather the right gear for every age and lifestyle.”New Red Magic logo above, old one below
- 28 Feb 2023
Yes it has. I had the phone for over a week and it had some bugs at first but after the latest software update everything seems to be fine. I love the phone, it performs grate in every situation and the battery life is amazing
- 26 Jan 2023
yes it does, it's called charge separation
- 22 Jan 2023
16gig is plenty for everything I'd get rid of the selfie cam all together a i barely even need it. Refresh rate is enough as human eye actually is under that. Not everything is about the specs...heck i know some that say a phone is garbage...