The Red Magic 3S is a smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor, a 5,000 mAh battery, a least 8GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.0 storage, a 48MP camera, a metal chassis, and a 6.65 inch, 2340 x 1080 pixel AMOLED display with a 90Hz screen refresh rate. In other words, if you can get past the gaming aesthetic in this phone's design (including an angular rear cover with an RGB light strip down the middle), it's just a phone with flagship-class specs at a surprisingly low price. The starting price gets you a model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, but you can also pick up a 12GB/256GB model for $599.
In the thriving mobile gaming industry which has gone from strength to strength over the last ten years, three genres have emerged which are more successful than any others. Few would be surprised to hear that puzzle, strategy, and first-person shooter games are near the top of the tree in terms of revenue generated. Some of the biggest mobile games of all time including Candy Crush, Clash of Clans, and PUBG Mobile belong to these genres. The question is, will these types of game continue to dominate, or will another genre come along and usurp them?
The Honor V30 will be a flagship that can challenge even the Mate 30. Some promo photos of the device have surfaced on Weibo, showing a square camera on the back reminiscent of the Mate 20. The rear camera on the back is more interesting, the main sensor is said to be 60MP. Not 64MP, indicating that this is a sensor we haven't seen yet (it's similar to the Huawei flagships, which use 40MP instead of 48MP sensors like the rest of the industry). The Honor V30 Pro will have a bigger battery with faster charging to boot – 4,200mAh and 40W SuperCharge in addition to 15W wireless charging. The V30 will get 4,000mAh and 22.5W SuperCharge instead, no wireless charging.
Now that Intel's new Ice Lake processor feature Gen11 graphics with a significant performance boost over the company's earlier integrated GPUs, perhaps the company sees less demand. Or maybe PC makers and consumers who would have been the target market for these have decided they're better served by devices with Intel chips and separate AMD or NVIDIA graphics.