Red Magic 7S and 7S Pro introduced with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipsets

Red Magic 7S and 7S Pro introduced with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipsets

The Red Magic 7 series was revealed in February with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 power. Today, the gaming brand announced the “S” update, which (predictably) jumps to Qualcomm’s improved flagship chip.


Key features: Red Magic 7S Pro

Main features: Red Magic 7S • Red Magic 7S Pro

The Red Magic 7S and 7S Pro are both powered by Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. Both models have a built-in cooling fan that not only keeps the chipset running at optimal temperatures, but also helps cool the charging system and battery.

Red Magic 7S and 7S Pro introduced with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipsets

The 7S has several memory configurations to choose from: 8GB, 12GB or 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The Pro model is a step up: 12GB, 16GB, 18GB of RAM and 256GB, 512GB or 1TB of storage.

The vanilla phone comes with a 4,500mAh battery and 120W fast charging. Well, it actually comes with a 165W GaN charger that you can also use for other electronics (like a laptop), but the phone maxes out at 120W. The Pro model goes up to a 5,000mAh battery with 135W charging (0-50% in 5 minutes, 0-100% in 15 minutes). Again, both phones use a fan to maintain temperature while charging.

Red Magic 7S and 7S Pro introduced with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipsets

Speaking of cooling, the 7S has a 9-layer system, the 7S Pro moves to a 10-layer system. This includes a redesigned fan with a “shark fin” design that increases air pressure and slightly reduces noise. Of course, the 8+ Gen 1 has a natural tendency to run cooler than the original chip, but it will still benefit from active cooling.

9-layer cooling system on the Red Magic 7S
10-layer cooling system on the Red Magic 7S Pro

9-layer cooling system on Red Magic 7S • 10-layer cooling system on Red Magic 7S Pro

Both S-phones use the same displays as their predecessors. That means a 6.8” AMOLED 10-bit panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400px with DC dimming on both. However, the 7S display runs at 165Hz (720Hz touch sampling), while the Pro display runs at “only” 120Hz (960Hz touch sampling).

What does it give? The Red Magic 7S Pro has an under-display camera that keeps the front unblemished. Note that the resolution has been halved to 8MP compared to the original 7 Pro. The vanilla phone also avoids notches and holes, as Red Magic managed to cram a selfie camera into the slim top bezel. The rear cameras (despite the different arrangement) are the same – 64MP main, 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP macro.

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Red Magic 7S Pro: 6.8″ FHD+ AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a camera under the display

The Red Magic 7S series has a number of features that gamers expect. This includes a 3.5mm jack for a fixed headphone connection, two shoulder triggers (520Hz touch sampling rate) and of course RGB lighting. On the vanilla phone it comes with a transparent version (the fan has RGB lights), the Pro has RGB lighting elements on the back.

Both phones can be pre-ordered in China starting today, sales will start on the 15th (Friday, payment for pre-order units is due on Thursday). They come with Redmagic 5.5 out of the box (still based on Android 12).

The Red Magic 7S starts at CNY 4,000 for the 8/128GB model (that converts to $600 / €590 / $47,500), 12/256GB at CNY 4,800. If you want Deuterium Transparent Edition, add CNY 100 to it. The 16/512GB model is only available in the Deuterium trim for CNY 5,500.

Red Magic 7S: Dark Knight color scheme
Color design Red Magic 7S: Deuterium transparent edition

Color design Red Magic 7S: Dark Knight • Deuterium transparent edition

The Red Magic 7S Pro starts at CNY 5,200 for the 12/256GB model ($775 / €765 / $61,500). There are two transparent versions of Deuterium (black and white) which are CNY 100 more. Again, the 16/512GB memory configuration is only available with the Deuterium design. The 18GB/1TB version will be available later for CNY 7,500.

Color design Red Magic 7S Pro: Dark Knight
Red Magic 7S Pro Color: Deuterium Transparent Edition (Shadow)
Red Magic 7S Pro Color Design: Deuterium Transparent Edition (Silver)

Red Magic 7S Pro color scheme: Dark Knight • Deuterium transparent edition (Shadow and Silver)

Red Magic has teased that the 7S Pro is “coming soon” to the international market (the vanilla model apparently isn’t). For the Series 7, which happened in April, a few months after the launch in China. By the way, the introductory prices are actually the same as the original series, which makes up for the lack of a 12/128GB version of the 7S Pro. The 7 Pro cost $800 / £680 / €800 for the 16/256GB unit and went global.

There will be some accessories such as Turbo Cooler in gray and transparent color for CNY 200 and Red Magic Magnetic Cooler for CNY 300. And don’t miss the Bumblebee Transformers edition 16+512G collection set for CNY 6,500:

The Red Magic 7S will be launched in China this week
The Red Magic 7S Pro is launching in China this week and will be available worldwide soon

Red Magic 7S and 7S Pro launch in China this week, 7S Pro to be available globally soon

Source 1 | Source 2 (in Chinese)

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