RedMagic 6 Isn't Optimized for US Networks
Updated: Fixed minor typo. Corrected source info.
Nubia today announced the global launch of the RedMagic 6, a relatively affordable gaming phone with high-end specs starting at $599. The global model will be sold unlocked in the US, but will offer only basic support for AT&T's 4G network. Although it's a 5G phone, it won't support the frequency bands used for 5G in the US. Nor will it support 4G in bands 13 and 71, crucial bands for Verizon and T-Mobile, respectively. Without support for bands 14, 29, and 30, AT&T users won't receive maximum 4G service. The RedMagic 6 is powered by Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 888 chip, and boasts an AMOLED display with 165 Hz refresh and touch sampling up to 500 Hz. Other specs include a 5,050 mAh battery, 66W fast charging, and a built-in "turbofan". The standard model comes with 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128 GB UFS 3.1 storage. A Pro model for an extra $100 upgrades to 16 GB RAM + 256 GB storage. Pre-orders start April 9th with full availability on April 15th.
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