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Nubia launches the RedMagic 5S: Same RedMagic 5G with improved cooling, higher shoulder trigger sampling rate, and an optional Ice Dock cooling accessory

The RedMagic 5S is very much identicial to the RedMagic 5G. (Image Source: Nubia)
The RedMagic 5S is very much identicial to the RedMagic 5G. (Image Source: Nubia)
Nubia announced the new RedMagic 5S gaming smartphone at the ChinaJoy event earlier this week. The RedMagic 5S sports identical hardware as the RedMagic 5G but comes with a few enhancements such as a slightly higher sampling rate for the shoulder triggers and a dedication optional Ice Dock accessory. The phone will be available in China from August 1 with a global launch planned sometime in September.
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Nubia announced the RedMagic 5S gaming smartphone at the ChinaJoy event earlier this week. The RedMagic 5S is the third in the RedMagic lineup with the other two phones being the RedMagic 5G and the RedMagic 5G Lite.

The RedMagic 5S sports a very similar spec sheet as the RedMagic 5G and that includes the use of a Snapdragon 865 SoC, up to 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage, a triple-camera setup comprised of a 64 MP f/1.8 lens Sony IMX686 sensor, 8 MP 120-degree wide-angle shooter, and a 2 MP macro lens, and an 8 MP selfie camera. The RedMagic 5S also carries the same 144 Hz 6.65-inch FHD+ AMOLED display and includes shoulder trigger buttons to aid in gameplay.

One may wonder how exactly is the RedMagic 5S different from the 5G? Well, there aren't any big differences to speak on the hardware side. The only changes with the 5S is the inclusion of a better cooling system with a 4.3% increased ventilation and an increased touch sampling rate of the shoulder trigger from 300 Hz to 320 Hz. Additionally, the RedMagic 5S also comes the option of using an Ice Dock accessory, which is touted to be even more efficient in keeping the phone cool compared to the active fan cooling inside the device. Nubia also said that it is offering an improved Game Space with features such as control mapping, game customization, macro recording, etc.

The RedMagic 5S will be available in China from August 1 in Sonic Silver and Pulse designs. Prices for the various SKUs are as follows:

  • Sonic Silver (8 GB + 256 GB) - ¥3,799 (US$543)
  • Pulse (12 GB + 256 GB) - ¥4,399 (US$629)
  • Pulse (16 GB + 256 GB) - ¥4,999 (US$715)
  • Ice Dock - ¥179 (US$26)

The RedMagic 5S is slated to launch globally in September. Official global pricing is not yet available. Nubia is also hosting a 5th Space event from July 28 until August 26 wherein participants can win discount coupons and even a RedMagic 5S phone. More details are available here.

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RedMagic 5S with Ice Dock accessory. (Image Source: Nubia)
RedMagic 5S with Ice Dock accessory. (Image Source: Nubia)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-07-31 (Update: 2020-07-31)