Nubia Play 5G with Snapdragon 765G and 144Hz display launched

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 22 Apr 2020

Nubia Play 5G is the company's first mid-range 5G compatible smartphone

It borrows some flagship features from Red Magic 5G like a FHD AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate

The device will go on sale in China starting April 24

Nubia Play 5G with Snapdragon 765G and 144Hz display launched

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Nubia has launched its long-awaited 5G smartphone, the Nubia Play, in China. The company has been manufacturing some high-end gaming smartphones under its Red Magic series, but Nubia Play 5G marks its entry in the mid-range segment.

While it may not cost as much as a flagship smartphone, it still brings in some of the features like a 6.65-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate, liquid cooling, 5100mAh battery alongside 5G connectivity. Additionally, Nubia has added two shoulder buttons to add up to the gaming experience. 


The 6.65-inch display features a 240Hz touch sampling rate aside from the 144Hz refresh rate, which can be tweaked as per the demand. It also has an in-display fingerprint solution. There's no notch on top, but Pixel 3-like bezels on top and bottom, making up a 20:9 aspect ratio.

It has a Snapdragon 765G chipset that comes paired with Adreno 620 GPU. There will be three RAM/storage variants to choose from – 6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB.

There are four cameras on the back with a 48MP primary with Sony IMX583 sensor supported by an 8MP ultrawide lens, and a pair of 2MP cameras for macro shots and depth data. The front-facing camera comes in at 12MP.

As mentioned, it gets a 5,100mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging over USB  Type-C. It runs a nubiaUI 8.0 skin on top of Android 10.

The phone will be available in Black, Blue and White colour variants in China. It is already available for pre-order, and the sale starts from April 24. Price starts at RMB 2,399 (approx INR 26,030) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. The 8GB RAM + 128GB storage version is priced at RMB 2,699 (approx INR 29,380) and the top-end model with 8GB RAM + 256GB at RMB 2,999 (approx INR 32,645).

Also read: Nubia Red Magic 3 review

ZTE nubia Play Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Release Date: 29 Jun 2020
Variant: 128GB8GBRAM
Market Status: Upcoming

Key Specs

  • Screen Size Screen Size
    6.47" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera Camera
    48 + 8 + 2 + 2 | NA
  • Memory Memory
    128 GB/8 GB
  • Battery Battery
    5100 mAh
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