Red Magic 5G is now available for pre-order, global sales begin April 21st

Red Magic 5G is now available for pre-order, global sales begin April 21st

The Red Magic 5G was announced in early March as Nubia’s latest gaming-focused smartphone. The brand is no stranger to this growing market, and the Red Magic 5G brings a few new features to the fold. The device is now available for prospective buyers to pre-order and will be available globally on April 21st.

Red Magic 5G Forums

The headlining feature of the Red Magic 5G is not the 5G support that gives it its name. Instead, it is the fact that is the first smartphone on the market with a 144Hz refresh rate display. Of course, as with any other high refresh rate display on smartphones these days, it’s only used to its full potential if certain applications. Games that do support running at higher frame rates will feel great to play. If you’re worried about heat and power consumption, Nubia says the device is kept cool with the “Turbo Fan” system.


The other striking thing about the Red Magic 5G is the design of the phone. There are three color options to choose from, and they each offer a very bold look. “Gaming phones” tend to have a specific aesthetic, and the Red Magic 5G certainly fits into that mold. Another great design feature is the touch-sensitive shoulder buttons. Check out the full specifications below the video.

From April 14th to 21st, 100 customers each day can buy a voucher worth $50 for just $5.79. This voucher can be used to buy the Red Magic 5G and other accessories. Here is how pricing for the device breaks down by region:

Storage/RAM Color USD EUR GBP
  • Eclipse Black
  • Hot Rod Red (Coming Soon)
$579 €579 £539
  • Pulse
$649 €649 £599

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 865Adreno 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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