Android makers tend to love big spec sheets, even if those giant numbers won’t do much for day-to-day phone use. In that sense, we have the new high point for ridiculous amounts of memory in a phone. The new Nubia RedMagic 8S Pro+ is an Android gaming phone with an option for 24GB of RAM.
The base model of the RedMagic 8S Pro+ starts with 16GB of RAM, but GSMArena has images and details of the updated 24GB SKU, which is the largest amount of memory ever on an Android phone. Because we’re dealing with large numbers, it also comes with 1TB of storage. Keep in mind that a top-end 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 has 24GB of RAM and 2TB of storage, and it’s a desktop OS with true multitasking, so Nubia is really pushing it. This 24GB boosted version of the phone appears to be exclusive to China, priced at CNY 7,499 (about $1,034), which is a lot for a phone in China.
You definitely want adequate amount of RAM in an Android phone. All of these apps are designed around budget phones, though, and with Android’s aggressive background app handling, there’s usually not much room to use up a ton of RAM. In theory, a phone like this would let you multitask more, since apps could stay in memory longer and you wouldn’t have to restart them when you switch tasks. Most people don’t pass quickly That many apps, however, and some heavy apps, especially games, automatically shut down for a few seconds once they’re in the background.
Other specs include a new “Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2” variant, which appears to be the same higher clocked version that Samsung gets for the S23. It runs at 3.36GHz compared to the regular 3.2GHz. There is a 6.8-inch, 120Hz 24801116 OLED display and a 5000mAh battery with 165W ultra-fast charging that can fully recharge in 14 minutes. The display has a front-facing camera below the screen, because selfies would only get in the way of playing.
The design is interesting – it’s just right angles without a single smooth edge on the entire phone. The sides are flat, the back is flat, and the corners are super high, with almost no corner radius. In landscape mode, there are touch-sensitive shoulder buttons along the top edge for additional gameplay controls, but it doesn’t feel comfortable having to wrap your fingers around those awkward corners. Just imagine the smooth curves of a SNES controller compared to this thing, even the example image doesn’t look very comfortable.
For color options, it comes in black, silver, or a clear back panel with a faux mechanical design underneath it, just like a Nothing Phone. That little rainbow circle on the back is a rotating 20,000rpm fan that pushes heat out the side, so presumably you’ll be playing in cool temperatures for a long time.
The phone is available for pre-order today in China and will ship on July 11.
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