Nubia Red Magic 3 shoots 48MP photos, 8K video, and 1920fps super slow-mo

Nubia Red Magic 3 shoots 48MP photos, 8K video, and 1920fps super slow-mo
Image: Nubia

Get ready for a camera phone so teeming with power that it requires not just liquid cooling but its own built-in fan: the Nubia Red Magic 3, due for release this month. 

The Red Magic 3 looks to be a lock for our list of best camera phones, packing a half-inch Sony IMX586 sensor that delivers 48-megapixel, f/1.7 images on the rear camera, with a 16-megapixel f/2.0 on the front. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.