We all know Nubia because of its powerful gaming smartphones, specifically its Red Magic line. This time, however, the brand is expanding in a new category with the release of the newest Nubia Play 5G.
Unlike the Red Magic, and in contrary to its name, the Nubia Play 5G is not a gaming smartphone. But don’t worry it still has competitive specs for a midrange device.
To start, it features a 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with an impressive 144Hz refresh rate. It also has an in-display fingerprint scanner and comes with a 240Hz touch sampling rate. Unfortunately, Nubia ditched the more commonly used notch or punch-hole display to a rather obsolete clear cut bezel at the top to house the front camera.
Under the hood, the Nubia Play 5G comes powered by a Snapdragon 765 SoC, a 6 or 8GB of RAM, and 128 or 256GB UFS 2.1 storage. Moreover, it has a 5G support and runs the latest Android 10 with NubiaUI 8.0.
In terms of photography, the smartphone is highly capable with its quad-camera setup. There’s a 48-megapixel Sony IMX582 main sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens and two 2-megapixel cameras for macro and depth of field. Meanwhile, it has a 12-megapixel front camera. Another great feature of the Nuba Play 5G is its large 5,100 mAh battery which supports a fast 30W wired charging.
The Nubia Play 5G comes in three color variants namely black, blue and white. The 6GB/128GB unit retails in China for a price of CNY2,400 (~Php17,300). On the other hand, the 8GB/128GB costs CNY2,700 (~Php19,500) while the 8GB/256GB model is at CNY3,000 (~Php21,600).
Meanwhile, no word on the pricing and availability of Nubia Play 5G in the Philippines. So stay tuned for more updates.
Nubia Play 5G Specs
- Android 10, nubiaUI 8.0
- Dual SIM, Dual standby
- 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, ~388ppi, 144Hz refresh rate
- 2.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G octa-core processor
- Adreno 620 GPU
- 6GB/8GB RAM
- 128GB/256GB UFS 2.1 internal storage
- 12-megapixel front camera
- 48-megapixel Sony IMX582 + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (macro) +2-megapixel (depth) quad rear camera, LED flash
- Under-display fingerprint scanner
- 4G LTE, 5G
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- USB Type-C 1.0, USB On-The-Go, reversible connector
- Dimensions: 171.7 x 78.5 x 9.1 mm
- Weight: 210g
- Colors: Black, Blue, White
- 5,100mAh non-removable battery, 30W wired charging