29 July 2020
Nubia has unveiled its newest gaming smartphone Red Magic 5G in China. It is undoubtedly the most powerful smartphone in terms of the spec-sheet. It is the world's first smartphone to feature 144Hz display as well as 5G network support. It has many other premium hardware and software features as well that we will cover in detail.
The Nubia Red Magic 5G sports a 6.65-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It offers a 144Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate that should result in buttery smooth animations and faster touch response respectively. Under the hood, it features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor with Adreno 650 GPU.
The gaming phone has been announced in multiple configuration options with the RAM amount going as high as 16GB. The exact variants are 8GB RAM with 128GB storage, 12GB RAM with 128GB storage, 12GB RAM with 256GB storage, and 16GB RAM with 256GB storage. Nubia has opted for UFS 3.0 storage for faster data transfer speeds.
There is a triple camera setup on the phone that features a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 primary sensor, an 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. The front camera is an 8-megapixel sensor that is housed within a really slim top bezel. Since it is a gaming smartphone, Nubia has not paid as much attention to the camera department as other phones in the market.
The whole package is powered by a 4,500mAh battery with 55W fast charging support. The phone comes with an active cooling fan that will keep the temperature under check during gaming sessions as well as fast charging. On the software side of things, it will run Red Magic OS based on Android 10 out of the box.
Red Magic 5G Pricing:
- 8GB/128GB for CNY 3,799 (about $543)
- 12GB/128GB for CNY 4,099 (about $586)
- 12GB/256GB for CNY 4,399 (about $629)
- 16GB/256GB for CNY 4,999 (about $715)
It is already available for purchase in China with global availability scheduled for April 2020 i.e. next month. We will keep you updated on the latter.