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Nubia is a Chinese smartphone maker that started out as a subsidiary of ZTE when it was formed in 2012 but went on to become an independent company in 2015. Its Red Magic gaming sub-brand is popular for offering high-performing parts at a lower price. Visit the Nubia forums.

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,...

Red Magic 5G Gaming Review: Smartphone Gaming has Never Looked Smoother

Not too long ago, playing games on smartphones was just a casual affair. Games like Angry Birds or Candy Crush, which were simple games that required basic input, were dominating the market. If you wanted to play games with more complex mechanics and gameplay, you either get yourself a decent desktop or a console. Now, though,...

Kernel sources for the Moto G8 Play and Nubia Play 5G are now available

The availability of the kernel source code for a particular phone plays an important part in aftermarket development. Not only does it allow third-party developers to dive deeper into the code and tune it to improve the device’s overall performance, but the kernel source release also helps them to build custom recoveries and ROMs for...

LG Velvet, Nubia Red Magic 5G, and ZTE Axon 11 kernel source code are now available

By the virtue of the General Public License v2, Android smartphone manufacturers are bound to provide the source code of any Linux kernel binaries they have shipped on devices they sell upon request. Kernel source releases also help developers cook up custom ROMs and enhanced third party kernels which, in turn, boosts the aftermarket modding...

Nubia Red Magic 5G hidden activities reveal 120Hz refresh rate, more color modes, and FHD screen recording

Early this year in March, Chinese OEM Nubia announced the Red Magic 5G — a flagship gaming phone powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC, up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and up to 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. The device also features a few other notable components like a 144Hz high refresh rate AMOLED display,...

Nubia Play 5G with 144Hz display and Snapdragon 765G launched in China

After launching the flagship Nubia Magic 5G last month, Nubia is back again with yet another gaming-oriented phone. The company officially unveiled the Nubia Play 5G in China through an online launch event. The new Nubia Play 5G aims to deliver a superior gaming experience on budget and as such, it retains many of the...

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...

LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10 is now officially available

If you call yourself a custom ROM veteran, you definitely have heard about LineageOS. LineageOS traces its roots back to CyanogenMod, the custom ROM that became popular on the HTC Dream/T-Mobile G1, the first Android smartphone available for purchase. CyanogenMod, in turn, went on to become one of the most popular custom ROMs available across...

Hands-on with the Nubia Red Magic 5G – 144Hz Gaming [Video]

Earlier this month, the Red Magic 5G was officially announced in China. This is the latest device in the growing "gaming smartphone" category. The Red Magic 5G boasts a few features that should set it apart from the competition, most notably the 144Hz refresh rate display. XDA TV's TK Bay has the device so he...

Redmi Note 9 Pro/Pro Max, Nubia Red Magic 5G, and Google Pixel 4a forums are open

Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi just launched the Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max in India, featuring Qualcomm's Snapdragon 720G chip, an impressive quad-camera array, and support for up to 33W fast charging. The devices pack in up to 8GB of RAM, up to 128GB of internal storage, and a massive 5,020mAh battery, making them...

Nubia Red Magic 5G is a gaming phone with a 144Hz display, active cooling fan, and more

Gaming smartphones have risen the ranks in recent years, banking upon their overkill specifications to deliver some amazing smartphone performance. While gaming smartphones may not provide the best overall smartphone experience, they do have their own niche set up that they're filling quite nicely. Nubia entered the gaming smartphone genre with the Red Magic and...

[Update: Transparent Edition] GameBench offers your first look at the Nubia Red Magic 5G and 144Hz gaming

Several companies have gone ahead with their announcements that were supposed to take place at Mobile World Congress this week. Nubia isn't one of them, as they originally planned to announce the Red Magic 5G this week but have postponed the launch until a future, unspecified date. Just yesterday we caught our first glimpse at...