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Nubia launches the Red Magic 5G in China

The new Red Magic 5G. (Source: Nubia)
The new Red Magic 5G. (Source: Nubia)
The 144Hz phone is here! Nubia's new addition to its mobile gaming line-up is its first 5G model, and has flagship specs as usual. It is equipped with the Snapdragon 865 SoC, a 16GB RAM variant and a spinning fan as expected. The new Red Magic can be pre-ordered from today, but only in China.
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Nubia has finally unleashed the Red Magic 5G, which can now be called 2020's first phone with the long-touted spec of a 144Hz refresh rate in its display. It is now likely to draw comparisons with the Black Shark 3 series that has also recently leaped into its gaming-focused category.

However, this latest contender can distinguish itself with its new screen tech, which is also likely to exceed that of every other flagship phone to launch in at least this half of the year. In addition, the sub-brand's unique spinning fan makes a return in this generation. It is combined with a heat-sink in this inaugural 5G variant, which may help deal with the demands of gameplay or charging, which, as it turns out, goes at a rate of 55 watts (W).

The Red Magic 5G's AMOLED panel has an FHD+ resolution (an area where the Black Shark 3 Pro does have the edge) and is 6.65 inches in length. It features a 240Hz touch-sampling rate (which is, again, slightly pipped by the new Xiaomi alternatives), and also has capacitive shoulder triggers, in which the same applicable rate shoots up to 300Hz.

The '5G's battery has a 4500mAh capacity - hopefully Nubia's choice of screen quality will help it last the course. Its rear cameras have increased to 3 compared to last year's 1 (as rumored), although their housing retains the hexagonal esthetic of the Red Magic 3 series. The main shooter is a 64MP Sony IMX sensor, which is joined by 8 and 2MP lenses for ultra-wide and macro duty respectively.

The Red Magic 5G's chassis has a wildly different look compared to last year: its back features a vague X, partially picked out by inward-facing triangle accents. They were shown in contrasting colors on the phone's TENAA certification: this option is called Cyber Neon. There is also a Black colorway, (for which the accents are also this color) and Mars Red (in which they are gold).

Furthermore, there is also a Transparent Edition of this new phone, although it cannot be said if its effect is genuine yet. These finishes can be paired to a 16GB RAM top-end variant, which also has 256GB of internal storage. These options are now available to pre-order for 4999 yuan (~US$712) for the first 3 styles, or 5199 (~$740) for the Transparent limited-edition model.

The Red Magic 5G also has 8 and 12GB RAM options, which are priced at 3799 (~$540) and 4099 yuan (~$585) respectively for 128GB internal storage SKUs. Finally, the phone's 12/256GB SKUs go for 4399 yuan (~$625), or 200 more (~$30) for its own Transparent version. 

These prices are for the Chinese market only at present. However, Nubia has also stated that international customers may only have to wait until April 2020 for a more global launch of this new Red Magic 5G.

Source(s)

Nubia Press Release

RedMagic 5G, the next level in smartphone gaming, just launched in China

Shenzhen

March

12th,

2019

The

RedMagic

5G

has

officially

launched

in

China

and

it

is

bringing

a

new

standard

of

mobile

gaming

with

it.

Packed

with

the

latest

advances

in

mobile

technologies,

the

new

RedMagic

5G

will

give

users

their

first

experience

of

the

insane

speeds

smartphone

technology

is

going

to

reach

in

the

not

to

distant

future,

with

5G

internet

connections,

144Hz

screen

refresh

rates,

and

the

latest

in

advancements

in

RAM

and

memory

technologies.

As

if

that

wasn’t

good

enough,

the

RedMagic

5G

is

staying

true

to

the

ideal

gaming

experience

that

RedMagic

strives

for

with

innovative

features

to

give you a real gaming experience found on consoles or PC.

RedMagic 5G - Faster than fast.

Here’s some of the new, awesome things you’re going to find in the new RedMagic 5G.

First

off,

the

screen

is

a

6.65

AMOLED

ESports

Display

with

the

world’s

first

144Hz

refresh

rate

on

a

gaming

smartphone.

That’s

right,

144Hz,

this

screen

is

on

par

with

most

gaming

PCs.

Now

why

is

that

important

you

ask?

It’s

important

because

what

you

see

is

going

to

be

some

of

the

smoothest,

crystal

clear

visuals

all

the

time.

On

optimized

games

in

particular

like

Real

Racing

3,

the

144Hz

refresh

rate

will

provide

an

even

smoother

gaming

experience.

This

amazing

144Hz

refresh

rate

is

possible

thanks

to

RedMagic’s collaboration with Visionox and the powerful capabilities of the Adreno 650 GPU.

With the latest

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865

, the RedMagic 5G has the most powerful CPU and GPU

available, all the better for you to run your most demanding applications. Additionally, with this latest

chipset, the RedMagic 5G is also

5G compatible

and has SA+NSA dual modes to support all key

regions. This way, you will always have not only the fastest and most stable connections, but also the

lowest latency so you are not only loading into the game super fast, but experiencing no lag so you can

stay ahead of the competition.

Packed

with

up

to

12GB

of

RAM

using

the

all

new

LPDDR5

and

up

to

256GB

of

memory

on

the

new

UFS

3.0

,

the

RedMagic

5G

can

leverage

incredible

speeds

and

data

transfer.

The

all

new

LPDDR5

can

reach

speeds

of

5500Mbps,

1.5

times

faster

than

the

previous

generation,

LPDDR4X.

Paired

with

UFS

3.0

which

is

83%

faster

than

previous

models,

the

RedMagic

5G

is

a

true

speed

demon,

perfect

for

making full use of ultra fast 5G connections.

To

increase

the

user

experience

and

bring

that

much

more

of

a

futuristic

edge

to

the

RedMagic

5G,

users

can use a biometric

In-screen Fingerprint scanner

.

Boasting

a

4,500mAh

large

capacity

battery

and

up

to

55W

fast

charging

with

specific

accessories,

the

RedMagic

5G

is

going

to

keep

you

playing

longer

and

more

often.

Adopting

a

single

cell

battery

system

instead

of

a

dual

cell,

the

projected

life-span

of

the

battery

is

longer

than

before.

To

make

gaming

more

comfortable

while

charging,

the

charging

cable

has

an

elbow

joint

to

direct

the

charging

cable

parallel

with

the

bottom

of

the

phone,

making

the

cable

unobtrusive

while

holding

the

phone

horizontally

when charging.

RedMagic

has

also

improved

upon

its

classic

features

to

improve

your

mobile

gaming

experience.

The

new

Active

Liquid-Cooling

with

Turbo

Fan

3.0

is

200%

cooler

from

previous

RedMagic

phones

and

has

increased

the

air

flow

volume

by

30%

to

ensure

the

RedMagic

5G

is

performing

at

its

best

all

the

time.

The

Built-in

Shoulder

Trigger

Buttons

were

also

improved

to

have

300Hz

touch

refresh

rate

and

down to 2ms touch delay. To give you an even better console like control setup.

Last,

but

not

least,

like

the

little

cherry

on

a

milk

shake

you

save

for

last,

the

new

RedMagic

5G

also

comes

with

a

flagship

level

triple

lens

camera

setup.

Incorporating

a

64MP

Sony

IMX686

main

camera,

along

with

a

8MP

wide

angle

lens,

and

a

2MP

Bokeh

lens,

and

a

12

MP

front

camera

as

well

as

making

use of photography features such as sensor+supernight mode, taking pictures like a pro is easy and fun

March

12th

also

sees

the

launch

of

the

MVP

Operation:

RedMagic

,

an

online

campaign

designed

to

build

international

interest

in

the

RedMagic

5G

while

international

customers

wait

for

the

global

release.

During

the

event,

RedMagic

will

release

a

series

of

missions

for

participants

to

complete

before

April

14th.

Those

that

complete

all

the

missions

will

get

a

chance

to

win

cool

prizes

from

RedMagic,

including

the ultimate prize, a brand new RedMagic 5G!

Pricing and Availability

Countries and Regions:

China: March 12, 2020

Global: April, 2020

Pricing:

China:

Gradient (12GB+256GB):

4099 CNY

Red (8GB+128GB):

3799 CNY

Black (8GB+128GB):

3799 CNY

Global: TBC

MVP Campaign Begins:

March 12, 2019 on

redmagic.gg

PUBLIC RELATIONS CONTACT

For more information, please contact: RedMagic PR:

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-03-12 (Update: 2020-03-12)
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I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.