Nubia Red Magic 5S with 144Hz display and active cooling fan launched in China

Nubia Red Magic 5S with 144Hz display and active cooling fan launched in China

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Earlier this year in March, Nubia unveiled its first 5G-enabled gaming smartphone — the Red Magic 5G — in China. Powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 chip and featuring a 144Hz high refresh rate display, the Red Magic 5G offered users one of the smoothest mobile gaming experiences out there at a relatively affordable price. Building upon the success of the Red Magic 5G, Nubia has now unveiled the all-new Red Magic 5S in China.

Nubia Red Magic 5S: Specifications

SpecificationNubia Red Magic 5S
Dimensions and Weight
  • 168.56 x 78 x 9.75 mm
  • 218g
Display
  • 6.65″ FHD+ AMOLED;
  • 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • 144Hz high refresh rate
  • 240Hz touch sampling rate
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus

Adreno 650

RAM and Storage
  • 8GB LPDDR5 + 128GB UFS 3.1
  • 12GB +256GB
  • 16GB + 256GB
Battery & Charging
  • 4,500 mAh battery
  • 55W fast charging
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor
  • Secondary: 8MP, Wide-Angle Camera
  • Tertiary: 2MP, Macro
Front Camera8MP
Other Features
  • Active cooling through a rotating fan within the phone
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Low latency game screencasting
  • Touch-sensitive shoulder buttons with 320Hz touch sampling rate
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Dual-frequency GPS
  • Side pins for further docking
Android VersionRed Magic OS based on Android 10

The new Nubia Red Magic 5S is a minor upgrade over its predecessor and it packs in Qualcomm’s latest flagship Snapdragon 865 Plus chip, coupled with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The device features the same 6.65-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling, and an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Nubia Red Magic 5S Cooling solution

The Red Magic 5S includes an improved cooling system, with a silver-plated cooling pad called ICE Ag accompanying the 15,000 RPM built-in fan for better thermal performance under load and while charging. Speaking of which, the device retains the 4,500mAh battery from its predecessor that supports 55W fast charging.

Nubia Red Magic 5S camera setup

In the camera department, the Nubia Red Magic 5S still packs in a 64MP IMX686 primary sensor, coupled with an 8MP wide-angle camera, and a 2MP macro camera on the back. The device also features RGB lighting zones and capacitive touch triggers that offer a touch sampling rate of 320Hz.

Nubia Red Magic TWS

Along with the Red Magic 5S, Nubia has also unveiled its new Red Magic TWS gaming earphones that feature a unique design and boast of a low-latency gaming mode that can drop the delay to just 39ms. The company has also launched a pair of neckband-style wireless earphones that also feature the same low latency gaming mode.

Pricing and Availability

The Nubia Red Magic 5S is available for pre-orders in China starting today, with the first open sale scheduled for August 1st. The device will be available in the following RAM/storage configurations:

  • 8GB + 128GB: CNY 3,799 (~$543)
  • 12GB + 256GB: CNY 4,399 (~$628)
  • 16GB + 256GB: CNY 4,999 (~$714)

Along with the distinct red and blue two-tone color variant, the Red Magic 5S will also be available in a new silver color option. The device is expected to launch globally later this year in September.