Nubia Play may launch internationally as the Red Magic 5G Lite
Shortly after the launch of the flagship Red Magic 5G in March this year, Nubia unveiled a new mid-range gaming smartphone called the Nubia Play 5G in China. Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G chip, the Nubia Play 5G featured a 6.65-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with an impressive 144Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. The device also packed in up to 8GB of LPDDR4z RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage, along with a massive 5,100mAh battery featuring 30W fast charging support.
The Nubia Play 5G went on sale in China at a starting price of CNY 2,399 (~$340) on April 24th, but the company has still not revealed any official information about its international release. However, thanks to a recent tweet from leakster Sudhanshu Ambhore (@Sudhanshu1414), we now know that the device will soon be launched internationally as the Red Magic 5G Lite. The tweet cites certification listings of the device spotted on the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), which confirm that Nubia will be launching the mid-range Nubia Play 5G as a “Lite” variant of its flagship Red Magic 5G.
As per GCF & EEC, the “nubia Play 5G” will globally launch as “Red Magic 5G Lite”.
This phone was recently launched in China for 2399 Yuan with some crazy good specs.
Snapdragon 765G, AMOLED display with 144Hz rr & 240Hz tsr, 5100mAh🔋, 30W fast charge.#RedMagic5GLite pic.twitter.com/cjAnEFWuXb
— Sudhanshu (@Sudhanshu1414) June 1, 2020
Since the device has already received certification for an international release, we expect Nubia to officially launch the Red Magic 5G Lite in the next couple of weeks. Based on the device’s pricing in Nubia’s home market, we suspect that the Red Magic 5G Lite might be launched at a starting price of around $350-400 internationally.
Nubia Red Magic 5G Lite specifications
|Specification||Nubia Red Magic 5G Lite|
|Dimensions and Weight|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G:|
Adreno 620 GPU
|RAM and Storage|
|Battery & Charging|
|Front Camera||12MP selfie shooter|
|Android Version||Nubia UI 8.0 based on Android 10|