Nubia Play may launch internationally as the Red Magic 5G Lite

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.


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
  • 171.7 x 78.5 x 9.1 mm
  • 21og
  • 6.65″ FHD+ (2340 x 1080) Super AMOLED;
  • Notchless display with thin top bezel
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • 240Hz Touch Response Rate
  • 4096 auto brightness adjustment levels
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G:

  • 1x Kryo 475 (ARM Cortex-A76-based) Prime core @ 2.4GHz
  • 1x Kryo 475 (ARM Cortex-A76-based) Performance core @ 2.2GHz
  • 6x (ARM Cortex-A55-based) Efficiency cores @ 1.8GHz

Adreno 620 GPU

RAM and Storage
  • 6GB LPDDR4X + 128GB UFS 2.1
  • 8GB + 128GB
  • 8GB + 256GB
Battery & Charging
  • 5,100 mAh battery
  • 30W fast charging via USB PD
Rear Camera Photo:

  • Primary: 48MP Sony IMX582, f/1.79
  • Secondary: 8MP wide-angle
  • Tertiary: 2MP Super Macro
  • Quaternary: 2MP Depth Sensor
Front Camera 12MP selfie shooter
Other Features
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Dual-frequency GPS
  • 5G SA/NSA
  • Pressure Sensitive capacitive buttons on side frame
  • In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
Android Version Nubia UI 8.0 based on Android 10

Source: GCF, EEC

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Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

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