Nubia Red Magic 5G Arrives As the World’s First Smartphone with 144Hz Refresh Rate

Nubia Red Magic

Nubia has finally decided to enter the 5G gaming smartphone arena and announced the launch of Red Magic 5G. As the name suggests, the device obviously supports 5G connectivity and is the first device from the company to be able to do so. Nubia has also put in a lot of thought to the design language of the new device.

Features of Red Magic 5G

Nubia Red Magic
Source: GSMArena

The new Red Magic 5G will come with an internal active fan to keep the machinery cool and calm, much like what we have seen in the Red Magic 3 series. It is also the first phone to offer a display with 144Hz refresh rate. It has a very unique identity, mostly owing to the renewed design language chosen by the company. There are also LEDs at the back and two exhaust vents for the internal fan to function efficiently. There is also a special edition of the handset which offers a transparent back. However, it is not clear if the back is transparent or if the company is making use of a vinyl.

The device is powered by the Snapdragon 865 processor and is offered in 8GB, 12GB and 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB or 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. The display measures 6.65-inches offering a full HD+ resolution. The company has put in an AMOLED panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 144Hz high refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

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In the optics department, the Red Magic 5G comes with a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 main camera, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera. At the front there is an 8-megapixel selfie shooter.

The Red Magic 5G also sports a 4,500 mAh battery, with support for 55W fast charging as well as support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 and Power Delivery 3.0. Other notable features include Wi-Fi 6, 3.5mm audio jack, dual-frequency GPS and some pogo pins on the side to attach accessories. The handset will run on Red Magic OS based on Android 10, loaded with various game optimisation apps.

Price details

The Red Magic 5G is selling in China for CNY 3799 (Rs 38,000 approx) for the 8GB + 128GB variant, CNY 4099 (Rs 41,000 approx) for the 12GB + 128GB variant, CNY 4399 (Rs 44,000 approx) for the 12GB + 256GB and CNY 4999 (Rs 50,000 approx) for the 16GB + 256GB variant. The Transparent Edition will be offered at CNY 4599 (Rs 46,000 approx) for the 12GB + 256GB model and CNY 5199 (Rs 52,000 approx) for the 16GB + 256GB model.