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Nubia Red Magic 5G gaming phone announced with 144Hz refresh rate display

    ZTE’s Nubia Red Magic 5G is now official with 6.65-inch FHD+ 144Hz AMOLED display, powered by Qualcomm’s latest chip, Snapdragon 865, up to 16GB RAM, in-screen Fingerprint scanner, triple rear camera, and 4500mAh battery capacity.

    The Nubia Red Magic 5G is the company’s latest gaming phone, its first 5G phone and also the first smartphone on the market with a 144Hz refresh rate display.

    Coming to the major highlights, we’ve got the 144Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate, WiFi 6, Snapdragon 865 SoC, Active Liquid-Cooling with Turbo Fan 3.0, dual IC game Shoulder Trigger Buttons, and 4500 mAh battery with 55W fast charging.

    Nubia RedMagic 5G Specs

    *. Display: 6.65-inch (1080 × 2340 pixels) Full HD+ 19.5:9 AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate
    *. Dimensions: 168.56 × 78 × 9.75mm
    *. Weight: 218g
    *. Colors: Black, Red and Gradient versions
    *. Design: Aluminum and Transparent back
    *. Back cameras: 64-megapixels rear camera 1/1.72″ Sony IMX686 sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 8-megapixels 120-degree ultra-wide lens, and 2-megapixels macro camera
    *. Front camera: 8-megapixels selfie camera
    *. Fingerprint sensor: YES (in-display)
    *. Processor: 2.84GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 865 7nm Mobile Platform
    *. GPU: Adreno 650
    *. RAM: 8GB / 12GB / 16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    *. Storage: 128GB / 256GB (UFS 3.1) internal memory
    *. OS: Android 10 with Redmagic OS
    *. Network and connectivity: 3.5mm audio jack, 5G NSA & SA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz + 5.8GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
    *. Battery: 4500mAh battery capacity with 55W fast charging

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    The Nubia Red Magic 5G packs some interesting specs under its sleeves, being the first smartphone on the market with a 144Hz refresh rate display, it is the highest so far.

    The 144Hz refresh rate is accompanied by a 240Hz touch sampling rate, a follow-up response time of 14.9ms, a sliding response time of 45ms, and a click response time of 32.2ms, ensuring buttery-smooth interaction and gaming on supported titles.

    Sports an aluminum back panel, weighs 218g, available in Black, Red and Gradient versions. You can also pay more for the transparent version, which allows you to see just the back panel, which isn’t the main component.

    Under the hood, the phone is powered by the latest Snapdragon 865 chipset coupled with Adreno 650 graphic processor, and RGB light panel. It is available in four different variants.

    For the gaming properties, it arrives with an L-shaped cooling pipe and new Active Liquid-Cooling with Turbo Fan 3.0, which the company said it is 200% cooler compared to the previous RedMagic phones.

    The new phone can boast of an increase in airflow volume by 30% and also features multilayer thermal graphite. There are a dual IC game Shoulder Trigger Buttons, which was available on the previous version but it has been improved to have 300Hz touch refresh rate and down to 2ms touch delay.

    While other specs include a 6.65-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, an in-screen Fingerprint scanner, Low latency game screencasting, side pins for further docking, dual-frequency GPS.

    While the cameras include an 8MP selfie camera, and a triple rear camera at the back, the main 64MP Sony IMX686 camera, 8MP wide-angle-lens, and a 2MP Bokeh lens.

    It packs a 4,500mAh battery with 55W fast charging, runs on Android 10 with Redmagic OS, and retains a 3.5mm audio jack. As expected, the Snapdragon 865 chipset comes alongside with the X55 modem.

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    Nubia Red Magic 5G Price

    You can find the aluminum back panel in four different variants and the prices included:
    – 8GB RAM + 128GB storage version costs 3799 yuan ($540)
    – 12GB RAM + 128GB storage version is priced at 4099 yuan ($583)
    – 12GB RAM + 256GB storage version goes for 4399 yuan ($625)
    – While the 16GB RAM + 256GB storage version costs 4999 yuan ($711)

    On the other hand, there is the transparent version:
    – 12GB RAM + 256GB storage model goes for 4599 yuan ($654) and
    – 16GB RAM + 256GB storage model costs 5199 yuan ($739).

    If you are interested, you can pre-order the phone right now, but the company said from March 19th, the phone will start going on sale. Nubia also mentioned that the global variants will commence from April, but no further inquiry on the date and events.