Nubia launches Red Magic 5G gaming smartphone with 144Hz refresh rate

Nubia launches Red Magic 5G gaming smartphone with 144Hz refresh rate

Chinese smartphone maker Nubia announced the launch of its latest gaming smartphone the Nubia Red Magic 5G comes with 144Hz refresh rate, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 along with an X55 modem, and dual-mode 5G connectivity.

The new device also features an advanced air-cooling system that combines a fan with a heat-sink chamber. According to Nubia this can reduce the CPU temperature by up to 18 degrees.

The cooling also apparently kicks in when the smartphone is charging over 55W speeds to prevent any overheating issues and ensure even faster recharging. The Red Magic 5G will be available in Black, Mars Red, and Cyber Neon colors as well as limited Transparent Edition. The pre-orders in China is already live and the smartphone will be available from March 19. Nubia also plans for a global release later in April.

The Nubia Red Magic 5G features Full HD 6.65-inch AMOLED display panel with a 64MP main camera and 8-megapixel selfie front camera along with an optical in-display fingerprint sensor. The new gaming smartphone comes in different variants ranging from 8GB to 16GB RAM and it uses UFS 3.0 type fast storage with options that start from 128GB to 256GB.

The smartphone has a battery with 4,500mAh capacity that can quick charge at 55W. In terms of software it comes with Red Magic OS which sits on top of Android 10. Other features include Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, a headphone jack and a 3 microphone setup.

The base 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version is priced at 3,799 Yuan ($540), there’s also a 12GB RAM with 128GB storage variant for 4,099 Yuan ($585), a 12GB RAM with 256GB storage model for 4,399 Yuan ($625) and a top of the line 16GB RAM with 256GB storage variant for 4,999 Yuan ($712). The Transparent Edition with 12GB RAM with 256GB storage is priced at 4,599 Yuan ($655) while the 16GB RAM with 256GB storage model will cost 5,199 Yuan ($740).

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