Nubia Red Magic 5G new

Following the cancellation of the MWC 2020, Nubia planned to present the new Red Magic 5G (NX659J) this week, but suddenly decided to postpone the launch to an unspecified date. Although the final specifications are not yet known, in recent days numerous details have been leaked from reliable sources that allow us to build an almost complete picture of its technical data sheet. Nubia CEO Ni Fei, the TENAA certification body and GameBench have revealed some key features of the new device: amount of RAM and ROM memory, chipset, display, battery, operating system and design.

Nubia Red Magic 5G

According to what Ni Fei showed in a screenshot, the successor to Nubia Red Magic 3S will arrive with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, X55 modem for 5G connectivity, up to 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM memory, 256 GB of storage and Android 10 operating system. with Redmagic OS 3.0 graphic interface. The image allows us to capture two other very interesting details from the notification bar: the possibility of activating a mode with 144 Hz display refresh rate (supported by the chipset) and the presence of a cooling system of the internal components indicated by the fan icon.

Screenshot of the settings of the Red Magic 5G

Always Fei would have confirmed the introduction of the 80W (9.6A / 8.4V) fast charging technology, which would allow the Red Magic 5G to become the most performing device from this point of view. However, this specification is incompatible with current standard USB-PD chargers and may be a proprietary implementation. It will be necessary to understand what work Nubia will have done to exploit this new technology, minimizing battery wear and increasing temperatures. The CEO of Nubia said that a fan cools the battery during charging but it is not said that this solution alone is sufficient to dissipate all the accumulated heat.

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Other details were revealed by TENAA, which showed the design of the smartphone, characterized by a particular asymmetrical color change from blue to red, iconic X design, REDMAGIC and 5G written and triple-camera. Other rumors to be confirmed concern the presence of a 4400 mAh battery and a 64 MP main photographic sensor (Sony IMX686). The heat dissipation grids on the side surfaces are also clearly visible, the 3.5 mm audio jack input and the connector that allows you to transmit the device display on a larger screen with very low latency. WiFi 6 and a touch sampling rate of 240 Hz should not be missing.

Nubia Red Magic, front

Red Magic 5G, left Red Magic 5G, right

The latest information comes from GameBench which would have got their hands on a pre-release of Nubia Red Magic 5G, appreciating how it can play Real Racing 3 from 142 fps up to 144 fps. As for games like PUBG and Arena of Valor, which do not support the new super high update rates, the device has touched 90 fps and 60 fps respectively. GameBench has underlined the fact that Qualcomm is doing its best to improve the synchronization between the GPU (Adreno 650) and the smartphone display, with the aim of guaranteeing even higher performance


Another screenshot from Gamebench

We expect to see Nubia Red Magic 5G in the first months of 2020 and to find out, as soon as possible, if all these rumors will materialize and if it will be in all respects the most powerful gaming phone in circulation.

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