Nubia’s latest gaming smartphone is now official, and it’s probably the most spec-ed out smartphone that we’ve seen. Meet the new Nuba Red Magic 5G.
The Nubia Red Magic 5G has all the modern features that you can get on a smartphone right now — but amped up to justify its for-gamers title.
For starters, there’s the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor. You can see that chipset in a lot of flagships today. But what’s unique is the whopping 16GB of RAM. Nubia could have included a 512GB or 1TB storage instead of settling to 256GB.
You can see the powerful chipset flexing on its fast 144Hz refresh rate, with 240Hz touch-sensing for a smoother gaming experience. The screen itself uses a 6.65-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with a fingerprint scanner baked in.
Another interesting feature of the Nubia Red Magic 5G is the built-in active air-cooling system.
There’s a real fan on the inside, just like what a laptops have, that spins while you’re gaming or charging at max 55W speeds to keep it cool and prevent overheating.
It wouldn’t be a proper gaming phone without RGB lighting, which is at the back of the Red Magic 5G. We also have the shoulder triggers for extra controls when playing games, just like what the new Black Shark 3 series have.
The Nubia Red Magic 5G has a starting price of CNY3,799 (~Php27,700) for the 8GB/128GB, CNY4,099 (~Php29,900) for the 12GB/128GB, CNY4,399 (~Php32,100) for the 12GB/256GB, while the 16GB/256GB model will be at CNY4,999 (~Php36,500).
If you want to flex the powerful hardware inside, you can get the Transparent Edition for CNY4,599 (~Php33,600) with 12GB/256GB, while the top-of-the-line 16GB/256GB transparent model will be at CNY5,199 (~Php37,900).
Nubia Red Magic 5G Specs
- Android 10, Red Magic OS
- Dual SIM
- 6.65-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~388ppi
- 144Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch-sensing, 100% DCI-P3
- Corning Gorilla Glass
- 2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core processor
- Air-Cooling fans, Liquid pipes
- 8GB/12GB/16GB RAM
- Custom Adreno 650 GPU
- 128GB/256GB UFS 3.0 internal storage
- 8-megapixel front camera
- 64-megapixel + 8-megapixel (ultra-wide) + 2-megapixel (macro) rear cameras, PDAF, LED flash
- In-display fingerprint scanner
- 2x gaming triggers
- RGB Lighting
- 4G LTE, dual-mode 5G
- WiFi 6
- Dual-band GPS
- Colors: Black, Cyber Neon, Mars Red, Transparent Edition
- 4,500mAh non-removable battery, 55W air-cooled fast charging