This Insane Gaming Phone Has a Cooling Fan Inside It

first_imgStay on target Not every OEM is trying to figure out how to reduce the number openings in a smartphone. There’s one that is proudly adding more in the name of gaming performance.Nubia isn’t exactly a household name, which is precisely why they can try some crazy things. Crazy things like cutting vents into the back of the new Red Magic 3 and jamming a cooling fan inside it.Engadget reports that the fan can spin up to 14,000rpm and has a mean time between failures of 30,000 hours. That’s roughly three and a half years of continuous kicked-up cooling.AdChoices广告It’s only part of the equation, naturally. There’s also a heat pipe to keep temperatures in the Red Magic 3 under control. Nubia claims that their cooling config is five times more effective than its competitors’ passive setups.What else did Nubia put inside the Red Magic 3? It’s powered by the same Snapdragon 855 chipset that Samsung uses in the U.S version of the Galaxy S10. Nubia offers two configurations, one with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and the other with 12GB and 256GB.The internal fan isn’t the only noteworthy feature of this phone. It also boasts a camera that’s capable of recording 8K video and super slow-mo at up to 1,920FPS.Photo Credit: NubiaThe Red Magic 3 also boasts a 6.65-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate. That’s not quite on par with Razer’s UltraMotion displays, but it’s better than most smartphones.If you’re serious enough about smartphone gaming to buy a phone with a fan in it, then you’re probably also serious enough to want one with an Ethernet connection. The Red Magic 3 has one, though thankfully it’s part of a dock (which also adds an audio line out and USB-C port).Nubia is planning to bring the Red Magic 3 to North America. The lower-end version should sell for around $430. The fully-loaded one will cost you $210 more. As for the dock, it’s just $30.More on Scientists Drop Smartphone Into Blender to Analyze Its ContentsThe Battery in This Phone Is Five Times Bigger Than YoursThe Samsung Galaxy A80 Has a Camera That Does Backflips Samsung’s 108MP Camera Sensor Is Coming to a Smartphone Near YouRugged BlackBerry Clone With QWERTY Keyboard Hits Kickstarter last_img read more