Nubia Play 5G Launched Officially | Best Budget Gaming Smartphone!!!

Sujan Koirala 24 Apr, 2020

Nubia, the sub-brand of ZTE is known for its gaming smartphones. After unveiling the new brand logo & vision of brand a week ago. The brand has now launched a new mid-range gaming smartphone dubbed as the Nubia Play. They had also launched their flagship Nubia Magic 5G only a month back. The base variant of Nubia Play 5G is priced at 2,399 Yuan(Converted | ~Rs.41.2K Nepali Price) in China. You may also see the Nubia smartphones price in Nepal.

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Nubia Play 5G Overview


Nubia Play 5G is a mid-range gaming smartphone from the brand. The smartphone has similar specs as that of the Nubia Red Magic 5G but is a toned-down version to provide superior gaming experience at affordable prices. It is Nubia's second gaming phone to feature a 144Hz display. Now let’s learn about the specs of the Nubia Play 5G in detail.



Now coming to the design of the Nubia Play 5G, it is exactly identical to the Nubia Red Magic 5G minus the RGB lighting. The smartphone sports a 6.65-inches FHD+ AMOLED display panel which offers a mindboggling 144Hz refresh rate, built-in fingerprint sensor, and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. It also supports up to 4096 levels of automatic brightness adjustment. And one thing to boast about the device is, it’s only the second phone on the market offering a screen refresh rate of 144Hz after Nubia Red Magic 5G. Unlike most of the modern devices, the device doesn’t feature notch or punch-hole display on it. Instead, the brand has opted to go with a thin top & bottom bezels for the front camera and other front sensors. On the back of the device, it has gone with the futuristic and progressive “Starlight Design Concept”.


Talking about the optical features of Nubia Play 5G, it comes with the quad-camera setup on the rear that consists of  48MP Sony IMX582 primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide lens with a 120° FOV, 2MP macro lens, and 2MP depth sensor. 

And in the front, it has a 12MP camera for snapping a selfie. It also comes with some impressive camera features such as vlog mode and many more others. To be fair it has pretty decent optical features being a gaming smartphone. 


Under the hood, Nubia Play 5G comes powered by the 7nm Snapdragon 765G chipset that comes paired with Adreno 620 GPU. There will be a total of three RAM/Storage variants available for users such as 6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB, and 8GB+256GB. On the software front, Nubia Play 5G runs Nubia UI 8.0 based on Android 10.

For superior gaming experience, it features dual customizable shoulder buttons. Along with that, it an ICE2.5 rack-mounted liquid cooling system i.e. combination of 61mm large liquid cooling tube, along with graphite gel and copper foil that can bring down the CPU temperature by up to 16 degrees Celsius as per Nubia’s claims.


Nubia Play 5G being a gaming smartphone is backed up by the massive 5,100mAh battery along with the support for 30W PD fast charging that is compatible with Qualcomm Quick Charge and PPS chargers. It is available in three different color variants black, blue, and white.

Nubia Play 5G Specifications

    • Display:  6.65-inches FHD+ AMOLED display panel with 144Hz refresh rate, and a 240Hz touch sampling rate
    • Processor: 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset paired with Adreno 620 GPU
    • Memory
    • 6GB LPDDR4X + 128GB UFS 2.1
    • 8GB + 128GB
    • 8GB + 256GB
    • Software: Nubia UI 8.0 based on Android 10
    • Rear Camera: Quad-camera Setup
    • 48MP Sony IMX582, f/1.79
    • 8MP wide-angle
    • 2MP Macro lens
    • 2MP Depth Sensor
    • Front Camera: 12MP selfie snapper.
    • Battery: 5,100mAh battery with 30W PD fast charging
    • Colors: Black, Blue, and White
    • Security: Fingerprint Sensor 

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Price And Availability

Nubia Play 5G is available for pre-order right now and will go on sale starting April 24 in China. The base variant of Nubia Play 5G is priced at 2,399 Yuan in China. The Nubia Play 5G is expected to be priced at around Rs. 43,999 in Nepal. The availability of the smartphone in international markets is still unknown. But we expect the gaming smartphone to be available very soon. It will surely rival other gaming smartphones.  The prices of Nubia Play 5G for different variants are given below:

Nubia Play 5G Variants Price in China Price in Nepal(Expected)
6GB+128GB 2,399 yuan Rs.43,999
8GB+128GB 2,699 yuan Rs.48,999
8GB+256GB 2,999 yuan Rs.53,999
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