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Nubia RedMagic 5G international pre-orders and public release announced

The Nubia RedMagic 5G comes in three different colour options. (Source: RedMagic)
The Nubia RedMagic 5G comes in three different colour options. (Source: RedMagic)
International pre-orders for the earlier announced Nubia RedMagic 5G — successor to the RedMagic 3 and 3S — begin on the 4th of April, with the official release date set for the 21st of April. RedMagic is running a "blueprint" buying pre-order event, granting holders the right to purchase the device on launch and providing a discount.
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International customers that wanted the new Nubia RedMagic 5G (successor to the Redmagic 3), but weren't willing to deal with the warranty and import issues associated with purchasing the Chinese model, now have official release timing and pricing.

The RedMagic 5G is suitably spec'd for a gaming phone, with a Snapdragon 865 SoC, 8/12 GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 128/256 GB UFS3.0 storage. This implementation of LPDDR5 provides roughly 50% higher memory bandwidth compared to LPDDR4X.

The display is a 6.65-inch AMOLED panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate, and we would expect the response times to be respectable too. The touch response polls at 240 Hz, which should result in a slight reduction in perceived lag since inputs can be registered between visual screen refresh as well as during screen refresh. The shoulder trigger "pads" have been increased to a 300 Hz touch refresh rate.

The battery is a little small for such a large phone at 4500 mAh, but this is likely due to the space required for the active cooling fan. RedMagic has included a right angle charging cable to make it a little less awkward to use the phone in landscape orientation while plugged in.

The primary camera uses a 64 MP Sony IMX686 sensor, and there is an 8 MP sensor under the wide-angle lens and a 2 MP sensor for measuring depth in bokeh/portrait shots.

RedMagic is running a "blueprint event" where each day between 14 – 21 April, users can buy a "Blueprint" (pre-order) for US$5.75, which guarantees you the opportunity to purchase the RedMagic 5G on the first day of sales. It also gives you "up to $50" off the price of the device. This is a pretty strange concept, and a flat-rate discount probably would have been a better option for consumers.

Variant Colours USD EUR GBP Availability
8 GB + 128 GB Eclipse Black $579 €579 £539 Available Now
8 GB + 128 GB Hot Rod Red $579 €579 £539 Available Soon
12 GB + 256 GB Pulse $649 €649 £599 Available Now
Nubia RedMagic 5G Eclipse Black.
Nubia RedMagic 5G Eclipse Black.
Nubia RedMagic 5G Hot Rod Red.
Nubia RedMagic 5G Hot Rod Red.
Nubia RedMagic 5G Pulse.
Nubia RedMagic 5G Pulse.
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I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.
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Craig Ward, 2020-04-14 (Update: 2020-04-12)