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RedMagic pulls off the (im)possible: Turning a gaming phone you don't care about into a normal phone you might

RedMagic pulls off the (im)possible: Turning a gaming phone you don't care about into a normal phone you might

RedMagic has just announced that its mid-year refresh for the RedMagic 6 is coming later this month. It's called the RedMagic 6R, and unlike the company's previous refreshes, this gaming phone deviates from the 6, opting for something more in line with accessible everyday use thanks to a slimmer design and a quad camera. The RedMagic 6R will go on sale on June 24th, starting at $499.

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You probably didn't even know you wanted a gaming phone, but this one is worth a second look

You probably didn't even know you wanted a gaming phone, but this one is worth a second look

RedMagic isn't a big name in the US, but it's been busy carving out a niche for budget gaming phones. Gaming phones almost always come with compromises, and a budget option even more so. Still, for $600, the RedMagic 6 is killer on paper with a Snapdragon 888, 12GB of RAM, and a 165Hz display, but prodigious specs aren't always enough when poor support is on the table. Still, some mobile gamers might make that trade-off for super-smooth gameplay when the RedMagic 6 launches later this month.

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Win a RedMagic 6 Pro gaming phone (Update: Winner)

Win a RedMagic 6 Pro gaming phone (Update: Winner)

By now you've heard all about the new RedMagic 6 gaming smartphone — the one that we liked for its fantastic specs, impressive display, and cool performance. This week, you'll have a chance to win one! That's right, RedMagic is giving away a RedMagic 6 Pro to one lucky Android Police reader. Here's what you need to know.

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RedMagic's new Watch is a lot like the OnePlus Watch, only $60 less

RedMagic's new Watch is a lot like the OnePlus Watch, only $60 less

RedMagic has a new smart watch for you to check out, and surprisingly, it has nothing to do with eSports: it's more focused on actual sports and fitness. It uses a round OLED display, a super-long battery life, has a low price, and it eschewed Wear OS or any other established platform... Wait a second, didn't we just do this one? I feel like we just did this one.

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This phone has a Snapdragon 888, costs $600, and will run circles around the competition (Sponsored)

This phone has a Snapdragon 888, costs $600, and will run circles around the competition (Sponsored)

RedMagic is known for pushing the bar when it comes to packing flagship-grade mobile gaming performance into an affordable package, releasing memorable devices like the first smartphone with an active cooling fan and the world's first phone with a 144Hz display. For 2021, the company is taking its gaming phone chops up another notch with the brand new RedMagic 6 Series.

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The insane Red Magic 6 Series is about to go on sale in the US and Europe

The insane Red Magic 6 Series is about to go on sale in the US and Europe

RedMagic phones have historically been great at gaming but not much else, and it doesn't look like things will change with Series 6. After ZTE launched an exclusive Chinese version of the handsets in cooperation with Tencent earlier this month, the company today has announced Series 6 for the global market. The phones will go on sale in April and start at $600, equipped with a 165Hz screen and the Snapdragon 888 processor.

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RedMagic 5S review: Great at games, but not much else

RedMagic 5S review: Great at games, but not much else

Gaming phones are a newer niche for Android devices, and Nubia is one of the companies running headlong into this fledgling field. This past May, we took a look at the Red Magic 5, and we did not come away impressed thanks to numerous bugs and compromises. Now that the Red Magic 5S is here, and we can say for certain that features like internal cooling and a high refresh rate come at a cost: the Red Magic 5S is good for gaming but not much else.

The Red Magic 5 isn't a complete wash—its gaming-centric features and performance help to even out the device's lack of polish.

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Nubia's RedMagic 5S packs all the power and performance of its predecessor, plus some key upgrades (Sponsored)

Nubia's RedMagic 5S packs all the power and performance of its predecessor, plus some key upgrades (Sponsored)

Nubia came out swinging earlier this year with the RedMagic 5G, a powerhouse of a phone that packed flagship specs at only a fraction of the price. When considering a sequel, it's hard to improve upon an already compelling package, but Nubia managed to expand even further on this winning formula with better thermals, faster triggers, and an improved Game Space. Introducing the new RedMagic 5S, on sale today starting at just $579.

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Red Magic 5S pre-orders are open ahead of September 2 availability, starting at $579

Red Magic 5S pre-orders are open ahead of September 2 availability, starting at $579

The Red Magic 5G came out 4 months ago as Nubia's first 5G gaming phone. Today, the ZTE spin-off is at it yet again with a small iteration on the Red Magic 5G — the Red Magic 5S is available for pre-order right now.

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New Red Magic 5S is basically the 5G, plus a few improvements

New Red Magic 5S is basically the 5G, plus a few improvements

Nubia is following up on the apparent success of the Red Magic 5G with the same formula it used last year: an incrementally improved "S" bump. The new Red Magic 5S packs most of the same specs with a few tweaks like faster shoulder trigger polling, better cooling, and faster storage. It's China-only for now, but a global release is planned for September.

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