Red Magic 5G is getting a new “Hot Rod Red” color option

Red Magic 5G is getting a new “Hot Rod Red” color option

The Red Magic 5G was announced back in March and its headlining feature was its 144Hz refresh rate display. The design of the device itself, however, is just as striking. Gaming phones are known for having extreme designs and the Red Magic 5G is no different. The bright colors and “X” pattern are very noticeable, and now the company is releasing another color choice.

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At launch, the Red Magic 5G was available in “Eclipse Black” and “Pulse” colors. The black model is mainly black with some red accents on the back. The Pulse model is a combination of red and teal. The company showed off a third color option called “Hot Rod Red,” but it was marked as “coming soon.” Well, “soon” is now.


The “Hot Rod Red” model is very reminiscent of Iron Man. It’s mainly red with some gold accents and glossy all over. It’s pretty dang cool looking if I do say so myself. The pre-order event is open right now and will run until June 8th at 5:00 AM PST. The “Hot Red Red” model features 8GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage and costs $579 / €579 / £539.

After the pre-order event is over, the Red Magic 5G Hot Rod Red will be globally available starting on June 8th. 1% of the sales for the first 1,000 pre-orders of the Red Magic 5G in “Hot Rod Red” will be donated to the U.S.-based Child’s Play charity. 60 people who pre-order and share on Facebook or retweet on Twitter about the pre-order event will be chosen to win the following prizes before June 8th:

  • 5 Magic Adapters
  • 5 Pro-handles
  • 50 Protective Cases

Specifications (click to expand)

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

Adreno 650

RAM and Storage
  • 8GB LPDDR5 + 128GB UFS 3.0
  • 12GB + 128GB
  • 12GB + 256GB
  • 16GB + 256GB
Battery & Charging
  • 4,500 mAh battery
  • 55W fast charging
  • Compatible with Quick Charge 4.0 and Power Delivery 3.0
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor, f/1.8
  • Secondary: 8MP, Wide-Angle Camera
  • Tertiary: 2MP, Macro
Front Camera 8MP
Other Features
  • Active cooling through rotating fan within the phone
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Low latency game screencasting
  • Touch-sensitive shoulder buttons
  • WiFi 6
  • Dual-frequency GPS
  • Side pins for further docking
Android Version Red Magic OS based on Android 10

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Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

Former Managing Editor at XDA-Developers. Lover of all things with displays.

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