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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...

Here are 19 announced and upcoming smartphones with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is Qualcomm's 2020 flagship system-on-chip (SoC) for smartphones. It was announced in December 2019 as the successor to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. This month, we are seeing the first wave of phones launching with the Snapdragon 865. Qualcomm has now made clear which announced and upcoming phones feature the Snapdragon 865....

Nubia Red Magic 5G will launch with up to 16GB RAM

The Nubia Red Magic 3 is more of a gaming device than it is a smartphone, but that doesn't make it a bad phone. The Red Magic series is primarily composed of gaming devices offering impressive hardware at a lower price, even if the hardware doesn't actually stand out a whole bunch from the rest...

LineageOS 16 adds support for the Realme 3 Pro, Sony Xperia Z3, and Nubia Z17

Over the last couple of months, several devices have received official support for LineageOS 16 — the popular Android 9 Pie-based custom ROM. These custom ROM builds offer old devices a new lease on life and allow users to experience Android 9 Pie on devices that otherwise wouldn't have received an official update. Thanks to...

Nubia will launch the Red Magic 5G with a 144Hz display and 80W charging at MWC 2020

Nubia's Red Magic series of gaming smartphones offers high-end hardware at a low price, though excluding the value, I would argue the hardware hasn't stood out that much. That could change this year with the company's first flagship gaming phone of 2020: the Red Magic 5G. Nubia has confirmed the phone will launch at MWC...

Nubia’s next Red Magic gaming phone may support 80W fast charging

Nubia is a China-based company that is primarily known for making gaming phones. Previously, it was a subsidiary of ZTE, but since 2017, it's considered to be an independent associate company after ZTE reduced its stake in it to 49.9%. In 2019, it released the Nubia Red Magic 3 gaming phone (review), which was an...

[Update 2: $50 off globally] The Dual-Screen Nubia Z20 launches in North America and Europe next month

ZTE's Nubia sub-brand showed off the dual-screen Nubia Z20 earlier this year, and consumers in the US, Canada, EU, and the UK will soon be able to purchase their own. While other manufacturers have resorted to waterdrop notches, pop-up cameras, "pizza-slice"/"shark-fin" cameras and hole-punch displays to eliminate bezels in the pursuit of touting an all-screen...

Nubia is testing a 144Hz display for its next Red Magic gaming phone

The second half of 2019 saw the rise of Android smartphones with high refresh rate displays. Manufacturers like Google, OnePlus, Realme, and more launched flagships with 90Hz displays putting older smartphones with 60Hz displays to shame. However, the supremacy of 90Hz displays was quite shortlived as ASUS launched the ROG Phone II last year featuring...

The Nubia Z20’s dual screen setup is unexpectedly pointless

The Nubia Z20 was announced a while back, making headlines by offering a really unique and interesting concept: it has two screens, one on the front and one on the back. The idea was to get rid of the popup or front cameras by letting you flip your phone around to the back screen when...

[Update 3: Launched in India] The Nubia Red Magic 3S is an upgraded Red Magic 3 with the Snapdragon 855 Plus and UFS 3.0 storage

The Red Magic 3 by Nubia was an interesting gaming smartphone that launched earlier this year. It had top of the line specifications (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and 90Hz OLED display) with unique, albeit gimmicky features (8K video recording), all at a great price. In my view, it ended up being more of a portable gaming...

Nubia Z20 Hands-on: Dual-Screens in a Different Way [Video]

Dual-screen phones were a big talking point this week thanks to, surprisingly, Microsoft. They showed off the Surface Duo, which features two displays connected by a 360-degree hinge. The Nubia Z20 is another dual-screen phone, but it takes a very different approach. XDA TV's TK Bay unboxed the phone and showed off how it works. There...

Nubia Z20 launches with dual AMOLED displays, Snapdragon 855 Plus, and triple cameras

Last year, among the many attempts to increase screen-to-body ratio, the Nubia X launched with dual displays. Earlier this year, it was rumored that a successor would launch with the Snapdragon 855. Now, the Nubia Z20 is here with dual displays again and the upgraded processor. The Nubia Z20 features a 6.41-inch AMOLED display up front...