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nubia REDMAGIC Mars available now, but many models out of stock

nubia REDMAGIC Mars orders are open now in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Europe.

Published onFebruary 19, 2019

Update, February 19, 2019 (01:55 PM ET): If you missed your chance to pre-order the nubia REDMAGIC Mars gaming phone, you can now order the device directly from nubia. Pricing starts at $399, only $10 more than the pre-order price.

However, the pre-order round had a lot more variants available — now you are stuck with only one option, the black variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. That version goes for $449. nubia will very likely have the other variants back in stock soon, but it looks like the pre-orders depleted what nubia had reserved for sales.

eBay has a few sellers trying to push various models of the phone for much higher prices than the MSRP, which is a good representation of how much people are excited about this device.

Original Article, February 1, 2019 (03:37 PM ET): If you’ve had your eye on the nubia REDMAGIC Mars gaming phone, now is the time to buy: nubia has the device up for pre-order in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Europe.

What’s more, nubia is selling the phone at a $10 discount and including some freebies, too — as well as offering a contest in which it will refund the cost of the phone to five random winners.

The nubia REDMAGIC Mars — which we saw hands-on at CES 2019 — is part of the latest crop of so-called gaming phones which usually feature hardware, software, and design language that will appeal to hardcore gamers. The REDMAGIC Mars has a nifty light running vertically down the back which changes colors, akin to the Razer Chroma effect, and also has unique trigger keys on the sides.

nubia REDMAGIC Mars hands-on: Best budget gaming phone?

Inside, the Magic Mars has the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and a 3,800mAh battery. The software is Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box, and it even has a headphone jack.

If you pre-order today, you’ll have the choice between 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There eventually will be a 10GB/256GB variant, but that isn’t available at the moment (besides, you don’t need 10GB of RAM).

The 6/64 variant will start at $389 and the 8/128 variant is $439, which are very low prices considering the specs and features of the phone. You can also choose between a black or red color.

Click below to pre-order the nubia REDMAGIC Mars now. If you want to learn more about the device, check out our hands-on.