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The latest Red Magic 5G leak proves a downgrade for its rumored charging specs

The Red Magic 3. (Source: eBay)
The Red Magic 3. (Source: eBay)
Nubia is thought to be working on a successor for the Red Magic 3 gaming phone. This generation is touted to have 5G, a 144Hz screen and other potentially ultra-fast attributes. However, a new specs leak suggests that at least one of these may not be as speedy as once thought.

Going by the recent slew of leaks and rumors, Nubia may just be making the gaming phone to end all 2020 gaming phones. Provisionally known as the Red Magic 5G, it is slated to be powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC with a next-gen dual-mode modem for the latest in connectivity (as the name suggests).

It is also currently linked to a 144Hz AMOLED display, meaning it could set a new standard in mobile refresh rates in a year for which the upper limit is more likely to be 120Hz. A fresh leak corroborates these details, while adding others and purporting to debunk some additional hypothetical specs for this device.

This new potential spoiler has been posted by the increasingly prolific tipster Digital Chat Station on Weibo. This individual claims that the next Red Magic will indeed have 5G with a flagship processor, but that its charging technology will result in a rate of 55 watts (W), whereas an earlier leak pointed to a more impressive 80W.

That possibility might be a little disappointing for some Nubia fans. However, such a Red Magic phone would not be uncompetitive by any means, and would be a vast improvement over the 18W system found in its immediate predecessor, the 3s, in any case.

Digital Chat Station also affirms the 144Hz rumor in their new leak, and expands on it by claiming the display in question will be a 6.65-inch FHD+ panel. In addition, the Red Magic 5G is now touted to have 12GB of RAM (although an earlier report did point to 16), which will be LPDDR5 in nature. Finally, it may have a rear-camera set-up that includes a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-02- 3 (Update: 2020-02- 3)