The RedMagic 6R was first announced in May and will arrive in the US on June 24 for just $500. It̵
With its Snapdragon 888 chip and 8 GB of RAM, the processing power of the RedMagic 6R is comparable to that of the Samsung Galaxy S21. It also has a 6.67-inch FHD 144Hz OLED display and 128GB of storage (you can pay an extra $100 for a 12GB RAM and 256GB option). Support for Wi-Fi 6 and 5G ensures lag-free gaming, while two 400Hz digital shoulder triggers provide greater control over games such as Fortnite and PUBG.
While the features and specs are similar to the RedMagic 6 and 6 Pro, the new RedMagic 6R is a “casual” gaming phone. As such, it includes an improved camera array – with a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 5MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor.
But to keep the price down, the RedMagic 6R’s specs are a little less impressive than the 6 Pro. Most of these downgrades, such as a 144Hz refresh rate instead of a 165Hz refresh rate, are practically unnoticeable. The only downgrades that may disable some customers are the limited RAM of the RedMagic 6R (6 Pro has 16 GB) and 30 watts of charging (6 Pro has 65 watts of charging).
Order for the RedMagic 6R opens June 24. The phone costs $500, or $600 if you want the model with extra RAM and storage (the RedMagic 6R also launches in Europe on June 24 for €499 or £429). Those looking to save some money on the RedMagic 6R can collect RedMagic XP points and redeem them for coupons.