Red Magic has just announced its latest gaming flagship smartphones in China, the 7S and 7S Pro. A slight upgrade over its original 7 series phones that launched with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 earlier this year, the newer “S” variants comes equipped with the more recent Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset.
The two phones sport the same 6.8-inch AMOLED display as its predecessors, although the base Red Magic 7S has an impressive 165Hz refresh rate while the Pro model only gets the standard 120Hz refresh rate. Both phones feature shoulder triggers as well as a red physical switch on the side to activate their built-in liquid cooling system.
Speaking of which, the 7S series packs some serious cooling to keep the flagship Qualcomm processor under usable temperatures. The regular Red Magic 7S has a nine-layer cooling system with a 20,000 rpm fan, whereas the 7S Pro goes a step further by featuring a 10-layer system.
The brand also brought over the under-display camera from the previous lineup to the new 7S series, therefore neither phone features notches or punch holes on their screens. While they look like different arrangements, the back of both phones are fitted with the same configuration of a 64MP main shooter, an 8MP ultrawide, and a 2MP macro lens. In front, the invisible selfie camera on the standard 7S comes with an 8MP sensor while the Pro fronts a bigger 16MP sensor.
On the memory front, the vanilla 7S comes with RAM configurations ranging from 8GB to 16GB and up to 512GB of storage, while the Pro can have between 12GB to a whopping 18GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage. Connectivity-wise, both devices support Wi-Fi 6, 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, and are equipped with 3.5mm headphone jacks.
The 7S gets a 4,500mAh battery with support for 120W charging but once again, the Pro edges out with a bigger 5,000mAh battery and an even faster 135W charging speed. Red Magic provides buyers of either phones with a 165W GaN charger, which can also be used to fast charge other devices – including laptops.
The Red Magic 7S starts at CNY 4,000 (~RM 2,637) and tops out at CNY 5,500 (~RM 3,626), while the Pro version has a price tag between CNY 5,200 (~RM 3,427) and CNY 7,500 (~RM 4,943). According to Red Magic’s global website, the Pro variant will be launching globally on 26 July, though there is no word on whether the vanilla 7S is coming to international markets.