Red Magic may allow the user to do some GPU overclocking on its next smartphone
A prominent leaker normally found on Weibo now asserts that there is a Red Magic 5S in the works. Should this be the case, it is most likely a late-2020 refresh of the pre-existing 5G, as it is touted to run on the Snapdragon (SD) 865 SoC. This will be no change from Nubia's current Android gaming flagship; therefore, what is the potential difference here?
Digital Chat Station (now also on Twitter) alleges that it will involve the freedom to overclock the GPU in this upcoming model. The tipster claims that it will allow the user to surpass the version of the Adreno 650 found in this processor's own refresh, the SD 865+ or Plus.
However, should these claims prove true, it would indeed rationalize Red Magic's apparent cheaping out in using the exact same processor over again in 2 consecutive phones. Then again, fans of this brand may now hope that this putative 5S comes with even more active cooling this time around.