RedMagic 6 and 6 Pro with 6.8-inch FHD+ 165Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 888, up to 18GB RAM announced

Developed together with Tencent Games, RedMagic announced Tencent
edition of RedMagic 6 and 6 Pro gaming phones, as it had promised. These feature a 6.8-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen with 165Hz refresh rate, 500Hz single finger touch sampling rate and 360Hz multi-finger touch sampling rate with Touch Choreographer, an intelligently adaptive technology that selects the most accurate refresh rate between 60Hz/90Hz/120Hz/165Hz based on your activity, resulting in a more comfortable visual experience and saving battery power.

The response time is as low as 8ms, which makes the device extremely responsive, enabling players to hit and play faster and more accurately, said the company. These have a screen-to-body ratio of 91.28%.

This uses CPHY-DSI Technology for the first time in the industry that increases the transmission rate for high quality images by twice as much as before and uses 20-50% less power. These have 10bit and full DCI-P3.  The 6th generation fingerprint sensor under the display unlocks 50% faster compared to the last generation.

Upgraded to ICE 6.0 Cooling System Ensures Top Core Performance

Tencent RedMagic 6 series uses the new ICE 6.0 Multi-dimensional Cooling System with a built-in turbofan. The built-in high-speed centrifugal turbofan can reach up to an astounding 20,000 rpm and the canyon air duct design for airflow increases the air heat transfer coefficient by 500%. There’s also a large copper foil, covering the battery, while a vapor chamber (the world’s thinnest at 0.33mm) sits behind the motherboard, connected by thermal paste. Even the intense graphically demanding games run smooth and cold on Tencent RedMagic 6 Series.

The built-in turbo fan uses a brushless motor, is energy-saving and silent at only 28 decibels, and has a very long working life. This time, the fan blades are increased to 59, and are as thin as 0.1mm, and the maximum speed at the end of a blade is 14m/s. With the air heat transfer coefficient being increased by 500%, the CPU’s core temperature to be reduced by 16℃, ensuring continuous and stable output of the core performance.

The back of the RedMagic 6 Pro adopts an aero-grade heat dissipation ice blade design. The material selected is a high thermal conductivity aviation aluminum alloy material with a thermal conductivity of 200W/(mK). It greatly enhances the heat dissipation and thermal conductivity of the back cover, and can reduce the tactile temperature of the fuselage surface by 3-5 degrees on average.

These are powered by Snapdragon 888 with 5G SA/NSA and run RedMagic OS 4.0 based on Android 11. These have RAM Boost memory compression technology that expands virtual memory, so that 12GB RAM is used like 18GB RAM. The phones have 400Hz Dual Pro Shoulder Triggers and Classic gaming aesthetic design with RGB light strip. The RedMagic 6 Pro has 4500mAh dual cell battery with 120W quick charging that takes 17 minutes to charge and the RedMagic 6 has 5050mAh battery with 66W quick charging.

RedMagic 6 and 6 Pro specifications

  • 6.8-inch (2400 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 20:9 AMOLED display with 165Hz refresh rate, 10bit 1.07 billion colors, DCI-P3 wide color gamut, 630 nits brightness
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 660 GPU
  • 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB (UFS 3.1) internal memory / 12GB / 16GB / 18GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB / 256GB / 512GB (UFS 3.1) internal memory
  • Android 11 with Redmagic OS 4.0
  • 64MP rear camera, 8MP 120-degree ultra-wide lens, 2MP macro camera
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo speakers, Dual Smart PA, 3 mics
  • Dimensions:169×77.09×6.89mm ; Weight: 220g
  • 5G NSA /SA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11 ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz + 6GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS ( L1/L5)+ GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • 4500mAh (6 Pro) battery with 120W fast charging, 5050mAh (6) battery with 66W fast charging

The RedMagic 6 comes in Black and Pulse colours, is priced at 3799 yuan (US$ 587 / Rs. 42,760 approx.) for the 8GB + 128GB version, 4099 yuan (US$ 633 / Rs. 46,135 approx.)  for the 12GB + 128GB version and the 12GB + 256GB version costs 4399 yuan (US$ 679 / Rs. 49,510 approx.).

The RedMagic 6 Pro comes in Black and Silver versions starting at 4399 yuan (US$ 679 / Rs. 49,510 approx.) for the 12GB + 128GB version, 4799 yuan (US$ 741 / Rs. 54,010 approx.) for the 12GB + 256GB version and the 16GB + 256GB version costs 5299 yuan (US$ 819 / Rs. 59,640 approx.). The transparent 16GB + 256GB version costs 5599 yuan (US$ 865 / Rs. 63,055 approx.) and 18GB + 512GB version costs 6599 yuan (US$ 1019 / Rs. 74,315 approx.).

The Dual-core Ice Dock with dual fans and dual semiconductors for improved cooling, RGB lights and wing-shaped design, costs 179 yuan (US$ 27 / Rs. 2,015 approx.). These are available to order today and will go on sale in China from March 11. Global version will be launched on March 16th.


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