Nubia Red Magic 5S with Snapdragon 865 Plus in the works, company confirms

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 16 Jul 2020
  • Nubia Red Magic 5S teased by company

  • Nubia Red Magic 5S to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+

  • Asus ROG Phone 3 and Lenovo Legion phone to come with Snadpragon 865+ on July 22

Nubia Red Magic 5S with Snapdragon 865 Plus in the works, company confirms
Nubia Red Magic 5S with Snapdragon 865 Plus in the works, company confirms

Nubia Red Magic 5S has been teased by the company and has been confirmed to launch with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset that was recently announced. This new chipset is slated to make an appearance inside a number of gaming smartphones due out this year like the upcoming Asus ROG Phone 3. Nubia Red Magic 5G was unveiled in March, earlier this year.

Nubia took to Weibo to announce the existence of a sequel to the Red Magic 5G by posting a teaser image with the Red Magic 5S. Going by the company’s traditional way of launching smartphones, it’s likely that the Red Magic 5S is an incremental upgraded to the Red Magic 5G that launched earlier this year.

With the announcement of the Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset which boasts of fast and smooth gaming performance, many gaming smartphone makers have announced their plans of launching new gaming phones like the Lenovo Legion 5G and Asus ROG Phone 3.

Nubia Red Magic 5G specifications

The Nubia Red Magic 5G features a 6.65-inch Full HD+ (1080 x2340 pixels) AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate. The TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certified panel has a 240Hz touch sampling rate and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio without any notch or punch hole. The screen also has an in-display fingerprint sensor.

It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip clocked at 2.84GHz. It comes with up to 16GB of dual-channel LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. Moreover, there is the usual liquid cooling system that is accompanied by copper foils, thermal gels, and graphite. The phone has a dedicated 15,000RPM fan and an external vent to dissipate heat.

The Nubia Red Magic 5G sports a triple rear camera setup, a 64MP primary Sony IMX686 sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP wide-angle lens and a 2MP macro snapper. On the front, there is an 8MP selfie shooter.

It packs a 4500mAh battery that supports 55W fast charging. It runs Red Magic OS based on Android 10. The phone comes in three colour options: Hacker Black, Mars Red, and Cyber Neon. There is also a Transparent Edition.

The Nubia Red Magic 5G is priced at CNY 3,799 (~Rs 42,000) for the base 8GB RAM + 128GB model. The top-of-the-line 16GB+256GB transparent edition model is priced at CNY 5,199 (~Rs 55,000).

Nubia Red Magic 5G Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Release Date: 24 Apr 2020
Variant: 128 GB/8 GB RAM
Market Status: Upcoming

Key Specs

  • Screen Size Screen Size
    6.65" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera Camera
    64 + 8 + 2 | 8 MP
  • Memory Memory
    128 GB/8 GB
  • Battery Battery
    4500 mAh
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