Some technical specifications had leaked in early March, thanks to rumors circulating on the net, but Red Magic 5G has only been official for a few hours and – with great surprise – we must admit that it is not much different from what we expected. Nubia has improved the terminal from a technical point of view, but has re-proposed the same design as its predecessors, albeit interpreted in a more modern key: iconic X design on the back with REDMAGIC logo, clearly visible heat dissipation grids, triple-camera and 5G as well as special colors.
Red Magic 5G
The new gaming phone from Nubia is equipped with a 6.65-inch FHD + (2340 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate, 340Hz touch sampling rate and an ultra-thin frame that can hold a small 12MP selfie-camera inside, avoiding notches and holes. Like the entire Red Magic series, this latter model is also dedicated to gamers with features designed to improve the gaming experience: touch-sensitive activation buttons on the side of the phone, pogo-pin to connect the dock and other optional accessories .
The hardware platform is based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor with Snapdragon X55 modem for 5G connectivity, up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of storage on UFS 3.0 SSD. The photographic sector is composed of three sensors on the back: one main Sony IMX686 64MP, one ultrawide 8MP and one macro 2MP. The 4500 mAh battery, enough for a few hours of gaming, supports 55W fast charging (compatible with Quick Charge 3.0 and USB PD 3.0) so as not to risk running out of battery power suddenly. The rest of the technical specifications include WiFi 6, 5G and GPS, stereo speakers with support for DTS X Ultra Audio and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The operating system is Android 10 with Redmagic OS 3.0 graphical interface.
Red Magic 5G
And as for Red Magic 3 and Red Magic 3S, the new Red Magic 5G offers what any smartphone doesn’t have: a fan for active cooling of the terminal, especially in long gaming sessions. And that’s not all: it also has a liquid cooling system. According to Nubia, the fan can spin up to 15000 rpm, helping to keep CPU temperature under control for a smoother gaming experience with newer titles and other demanding activities.
Red Magic 5G is already on pre-order on the Chinese market, with deliveries starting next week. The prices will not be very accessible, but still justified by the data sheet: the 8 / 128GB version will cost 500 euros (at the exchange rate), while the 16 / 256GB version will have a price of 650 euros (at the exchange rate). The smartphone will be available in the colors “Cyber Neon”, “Mars Red” and “Hacker Black”, but there will also be a slightly more expensive Transparent Edition which however will allow you to see the cooling fan in action