Over the past few years, 12GB RAM has become a new norm for premium smartphones in the mobile community. This new standard has got a lot of Android fans askings questions like how much ram do you need on a smartphone? Do you need 12GB RAM on a smartphone? And several other similar questions.
While Android fans have not yet gotten a satisfactory answer to what is considered “bliss” by some, manufacturers are already pushing the boundaries. They are now making smartphones with even more RAM, like 16GB, and now, there is even a smartphone with a whopping 24GB of RAM, the first of its kind in the world – the Nubia RedMagic 8S Pro.
Nubia is one of those manufacturers known to push boundaries with their gaming devices, and the company just showed there’s more to offer with its latest device in the Red Magic 8 series, which is coming six months after the launching of the Red Magic 8 Pro lineup with up to 16GB of RAM.
The Red Magic 8S Pro features similar specs as the RedMagic 8 Pro+ from last year but has some notable upgrades. Red Magic 8S Pro has the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2, which reportedly peaks at 3.36GHz CPU clock speed and 719MHz GPU speed compared to the standard clocked at 3.2GHz and 680MHz GPU speed.
The device has an improved ICE 12.0 cooling system, combining a 3D vapour chamber cooling, a graphene heat sink and a built-in fan to deliver the best performance under heavy tasks.
The S-Model will be coming in several variants with different memory options. The standard models will have 12GB of RAM with up to 512GB of storage; the Pro Plus, on the other hand, will have 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage memory and an Aurora version with 24GB of RAM.
The company is also launching a limited transformer edition Red Magic 8S Pro+ Bumblebee version with 16GB/512GB memory featuring a bespoke yellow design on the rear along with multiple matching accessories.
Red Magic 8S Pro Quick Specs
|Display||6.8 inches AMOLED, 1B colors (China only), 120Hz, 1300 nits (peak), 1116 x 2480 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~400 ppi density), Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Hardware||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 (4 nm), Octa-core (1×3.36 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510), Adreno 740 (719 MHz)|
|Software||Android 13, Redmagic OS 8|
|Memory||Pro – 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM|
Pro Plus – 256GB 16GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM, 1TB 16GB, 1TB 24GB
|Camera||Rear – 50 MP main (wide) 8 MP (ultrawide), 2 MP (macro) sensor.|
Front – 16 MP (wide) under display sensor
|Features||Rear – 50 MP main (wide) 8 MP (ultrawide), 2 MP (macro) sensor.|
Front – 16 MP (wide) under-display sensor
|Battery||Li-Po 6000 mAh, non-removable, 80W wired, PD3.0, 100% in 35 min|
The Red Magic 8S Pro series is currently the best gaming smartphone, and we’re likely to see other manufacturers jump on the 24GB bandwagon soon. The new gaming phone is only available in China now, with the base 8GB/128GB model going for 3,999 yuan (~$552).
If you want the top-end 24GB/1TB Pro Plus variant, it starts selling at 7,499 yuan (~$1,036). As for the Transformers Bumblebee edition, REDMAGIC 8S Pro Plus will be priced at 6,499 yuan (~$897).
There have yet to be words on global availability; however, looking at how the company made previous REDMAGIC devices available outside China. A global launch may take place soon.