Nubia’s Red Magic 5G phone has a funky red & blue multi-colored design
Nubia’s Red Magic series of gaming smartphones are known for offering high-end hardware at an affordable price. The Nubia Red Magic 3 (review) from last year packed in a Snapdragon 855, up to 12GB of RAM, and a 5,000mAh battery, making it a great choice for mobile gamers. However, it did have some shortcomings when compared to other devices in the price range. With its successor, the upcoming Nubia Red Magic 5G, the company aims to bring even more to the table and help the device stand out in the ever-growing affordable flagship space. Nubia was expected to launch the Red Magic 5G at the Mobile World Congress trade show this year. But, as you’d already know, the trade show was canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus situation and this delayed the launch of several devices, including the Nubia Red Magic 5G.
While Nubia hasn’t revealed when exactly it plans to launch the Red Magic 5G, we have seen quite a teasers from the company regarding some of its specifications. Earlier this month, the company’s President and co-founder, Ni Fei, shared a couple of posters revealing that the device will feature a 144Hz high refresh rate display. He also confirmed that the device will feature Samsung’s LPDDR5 RAM and support 80W fast charging. Shortly after this revelation, we learned that the Nubia Red Magic 5G will launch with up to 16GB of RAM, much like the recently launched Galaxy S20 Ultra. And now, we finally have our first look at the upcoming device. The Nubia Red Magic 5G was recently certified by China’s regulatory agency TENAA and the certification listing includes a few images of the device.
As you can see in the attached images, the Nubia Red Magic 5G will feature a funky red and blue color scheme that forms an X on the back panel and falls in line with the Red Magic series’ gamery aesthetic. The device will feature a triple camera setup on the back, which is housed within a black strip that runs vertically down the back panel. Additionally, we can see that the Red Magic 5G’s power and volume buttons can be found on the right edge, flanked by two more buttons that could possibly be somewhat like the air-triggers that we’ve seen on the ASUS ROG Phone II. The device also has an alert slider in the top left corner, along with what looks to be some sort of grills on either side. There’s an additional button in the center of the left edge, but we can’t be sure of its functionality yet.