[Update] It has managed to appear in Geekbench.
Also, there is info that the phone will hit the market next month.
Recently, we learned that Tencent will acquire Black Shark. And though the Black Shark 5 will appear in the market soon, there is every reason to think it would be the swan song of the brand. We mean that after the acquisition, Tencent will give a task to Black Shark for designing VR equipment. Well, this opens room for other brands that have been in the mobile gaming niche. Among them, we can mention Nubia’s Red Magic, Asus’ ROG, and Lenovo’s Legion. But of the last two are not traditional smartphone brands, Red Magic has been created for designing gaming smartphones mainly. So in this situation, the Red Magic seems to have advantages over other rivals, at least, expectations from this brand are way more.
When Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, ZTE was one of those companies that announced they would launch “three arrows”. As you understand, they meant their three brands (ZTE itself, Nubia, and Red Magic) will release smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC.
According to the currently known information, the Red Magic 7 will be the first among those three. Recently, it has officially obtained the Internet access license from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Also, the so-called “certificate photo” was released, which means that the machine is only one step away from the market. It will also be the world’s first Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 gaming phone.
Today, some users exposed the detailed configuration of the Red Magic 7. In addition to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, the phone will also be equipped with a memory solution of up to 18GB. Thus, it’s one of the most powerful phones in the Android camp.
As for the screen, the front of the Red Magic 7 uses a 6.8-inch 1080P resolution OLED straight screen, which is expected to support a screen refresh rate of 144Hz or higher. It will also support screen fingerprint recognition.
In other aspects, the Red Magic 7 has a thickness of 9.5mm, a weight of 215g, a front-facing 8-megapixel single camera, and a rear 64-megapixel main camera.
It is worth mentioning that the Red Magic 7 will also come with the strongest fast charging in the entire mobile phone industry at present. It will support 165W charging power. So the built-in 4500mAh battery is likely to get fully charged in around 10 minutes.