Red Magic’s latest smartphones for gamers have air capacitive air trigger buttons on the side, an active cooling fan to keep the system from overheating, and Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888 processor and up to 12GB of RAM.

The Red Magic 6 also has a 6.8 inch AMOLED display and bezels slim enough for a screen to body ratio higher than 91 percent. The display has a screen refresh rate of 165 Hz, and touch sample rate of up to 500 Mhz. And if you need another beefy spec, the phone also supports 66 watt fast charging.

Want more? There’s a Red Magic 6 Pro model with support up to 16GB of RAM and 120 watt fast charging, which the phone’s makers say can fully charge the phone’s 4,500 mAh battery in just 17 minutes.

Both phones are up for pre-order in China starting today, and they should be generally available in that country on March 11th. Update: The phone goes up for pre-order globally in April.

While the phones have displays with super high refresh rates, they’re not super high resolution. At 2400 x 1080 pixels, the 6.8 inch displays pack about 387 pixels per inch. While that may exceed Apple’s original definition of a “Retina” display for smartphones, it doesn’t exactly put the phones at the head of the pack in 2021.

That said, the latest Red Magic gaming phones are pretty affordable: prices start at ¥3,799 ($588) for a Red Magic 6 phone with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage or ¥4,399 ($680) for a Red Magic 6 Pro with 12GB of memory and 256GB of storage.

Interestingly the cheaper model has a slightly larger 5,050 mAh battery. I suppose that if the company were to have used the bigger battery on the pricier model, then it would take longer to charge. The phone would also be a tiny bit thicker.

Red Magic 6Red Magic 6 Pro
Display6.8 inch
2400 x 1080
AMOLED
165 Hz refresh rate
Up to 500 Mhz touch sampling rate
Up to 360 Hz multi-finger touch sampling
6.8 inch
2400 x 1080
AMOLED
165 Hz refresh rate
Up to 500 Mhz touch sampling rate
Up to 360 Hz multi-finger touch sampling
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 888Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
RAM8GB or 12GB LPDDR512GB or 16GB LPDDR5
Storage128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1
Cameras64MP primary
8MP ultra-wide
2MP Macro
8MP selfie
64MP primary
8MP ultra-wide
2MP Macro
8MP selfie
Battery5,050 mAh4,500 mAh
Charging66W (wired)120W (wired)
PortsUSB-C
3.5mm audio
USB-C
3.5mm audio
AudioStereo speakers
3 microphones
Headphone jack
Stereo speakers
3 microphones
Headphone jack
Wireless5G NR
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
5G NR
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
SecurityUnder-display fingerprint readerUnder-display fingerprint reader
OtherCapacitive air trigger buttons
Active cooling fan
Capacitive air trigger buttons
Active cooling fan
SoftwareAndroid 11 with RedMagic OS 4.0Android 11 with RedMagic OS 4.0
Dimensions169 x 77.1 x 9.7mm169 x 77.1 x 9.7mm
Weight220 grams220 grams
Price¥3,799 ($588)¥4,399 ($680)

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