The perfect gaming phone does not exist. Oh no, wait, Nubia has officially announced its new gaming phone- Nubia Red Magic 5G. This is the latest gaming flagship from Nubia and a new addition on its Red Magic lineup. From Red Magic lineup Nubia Red Magic 3 is exclusively available in the Nepali market. Looking at the spec sheets the Nubia Red Magic is a total powerhouse. In other words, it’s a new gaming beast in the town. Red Magic 5G has the world’s highest screen refresh rate at whooping 144Hz. That’s more than that of Oppo Find X2, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, Redmi K30, Asus Rog Phone II, OnePlus 7T. Not only that, but it is also powered by the latest Snapdragon chipset as well.

144Hz AMOLED Display

One of the outstanding features of Nubia Red Magic 5G is its 144Hz screen refresh rate. With that, it boasts 6.65.-inch AMOLED having 1080 x 2340 pixels. The 144Hz screen refresh rate is the highest one present in the market today. It also has 240Hz touch sensing.

nubia red magic snapdragon built in fan design

Talking about the device aesthetics, it has a slightly visible chin on the top as well as on the bottom. For the protection, we have corning gorilla glass on the display with glass back bound by the aluminum frame. It has 82.5% screen to body ratio. There’s is an under-display optical fingerprint sensor as well. As usual, there’s an RGB light panel mounted on the back. On the right edge of the device, we have both the power button and the volume rockers. Not only that, there’s 300Hz touch-sensing pressure-sensitive shoulder triggers placed as well.

64MP Sony IMX686 Camera lens

We all have this stereotypical thought regarding the gaming devices that they do not have a good camera but Nubia Red Magic 5G breaks those boundaries. It rocks a total of 4 camera lenses. For the selfie camera, we have 8MP lenses. It is placed on the sleek bezel on the top. With the selfie camera, you can shoot videos 1080p@30fps.

red magic 5g sony triple rear camera

On the rear camera surprisingly Red Magic 5G rocks triple camera setup. This consists of Sony IMX686 64MP (wide) + 8MP (ultrawide) + 2MP (macro) camera lenses. With this triple-camera setup, you can shoot videos 4320p, 2160p@30/60fps, 1920fps. It is aligned vertically alongside the RGB panel.

Active Air Cooling System

nubia red magic 5g active air cooling system built in fan

One of the common issue of a gaming device is thermal. Due to the intensive gaming device tend to reach a high temperature. But no need to worry about the Red Magic 5G. For the device cooling, it has a built-in fan that acts with the active air cooling system on the heat-sink chamber. As per Nubia official the active air cooling system can reduce the device temperature by up to 18 C. Yep you read that right that 18 C. The heat dissipation number is appreciable. As this device supports high fast charging, there will be issues due to the active air cooling system.  

Performance, Software, and Battery  

We have already said that Red Magic 5G is a total beast. It’s a powerhouse. This device is powered by the latest Snapdragon 865 (7nm+) chipset that is placed alongside the X55 modem. For the GPU we have Adreno 650.

red magic 5g 300Hz pressure sensitive shoulder triggers

The Red Magic 5G runs on Android 10.0 alongside Redmagic 3.0. On the memory department, we have 8/128 GB, 12/128 GB, 12/256 GB and 16/256 GB variants available. Since there is no card slot the internal storage cannot be expanded. Massive 4500mAh battery fuels this device. It also supports whooping 55-watt fast charging. This will give you a 100% charge within 40 minutes of charging. Since Red Magic 5G has an active air cooling system you don’t need to worry about the thermal issues. Black, Mars Red, Cyber Neon, Transparent are the available color variants.

Nubia Red Magic 5G Key Specifications

Announced On March 2020
Display 6.65-inch, AMOLED, 1080 x 2340 pixels
144 Hz, 270Hz Touch Sensing
Corning Gorilla Glass
300Hz pressure-sensitive triggers
Chipset Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
GPU Adreno 650
Memory 8/128 GB, 12/128 GB, 12/256 GB & 16/256GB
Primary Camera (Triple) 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF + 8 MP, (ultrawide) + 2 MP, (macro)Shoot Videos:4320p, 2160p@30/60fps, 1920fps
Selfie Camera 8 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
Shoot Videos: 1080p@30fps, HDR
OS and UI Android 10.0: RedMagic 3.0
Battery 4500mAh
55-watt Fast Charging [100% in 40 mins]
Colors Available Black, Mars Red, Cyber Neon, Transparent
Miscellaneous Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Price and Availability

Looking at the spec sheets Red Magic 5G looks stunning. The 144Hz AMOLED display, 120 Hz touch sensing, 300Hz pressure-sensitive shoulder triggers, 64MP triple camera setup, built-in fan, 55-watt fast charging any many more features are packed under the hood of Red Magic 5G. As of now, this device has the following price tag set on different variants in china,

  • Price of Nubia Red Magic 5G for 8/128 GB= CNY 3,799 ($540)
  • Price of Nubia Red Magic 5G for 12/128 GB= CNY 4,099 ($585)
  • Price of Nubia Red Magic 5G for 12/256 GB= CNY 4,399 ($625)
  • Price of Nubia Red Magic 5G for 16/256 GB= CNY 4,999 ($712)

So far we do not have any official confirmation on the price and availability of this device in Nepal. But if it does make it way, then the expected price of Nubia Red Magic 5G is as following,

  • Price of Nubia Red Magic 5G for 8/128 GB= ~Rs 70,000
  • Price of Nubia Red Magic 5G for 12/128 GB= ~Rs 80,000
  • Price of Nubia Red Magic 5G for 12/256 GB= ~Rs 85,000
  • Price of Nubia Red Magic 5G for 16/256 GB= ~Rs 95,000

If you are planning to buy a gaming smartphone in Nepal, then please read, Best Gaming Smartphones to buy in Nepal. Here we have listed the best smartphones into different budget categories. You can select the one that is feasible for you.


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