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ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G Officially Released With 16GB LPDDR5 RAM, 144Hz Display, SD865 and More

Susan Jyakhwo 13 Mar, 2020

The number of gaming phones has been drastically increased and now we can buy gaming phones from different smartphone companies. But in Nepal, none of the gaming phones are officially released to be purchased from the store. Occasionally, Daraz Nepal is releasing the most famous gaming phones in Nepal. As a successor of Nubia Red Magic 3s, ZTE has officially released its new device Nubia Red Magic 5G. So let's find out what are the features and specs Red Magic 5G got?

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Overview of Nubia Red Magic 5G

Being a gaming phone Nubia Red Magic 5G got a powerful chipset, better display, and a larger battery. The Red Magic 5G is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Chipset. Similarly, there is an FHD+ 144Hz panel at front of Red Magic 5G. Not only that, faster RAM and Storage technology is used for better gaming performance. 

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Display and Design

Nubia Red Magic 5G has a gaming design. The back panel of the smartphone has a led strip at the middle and the camera housing and the style it adapts are gaming-oriented design. At front of Nubia Red Magic 5G, we can see a 6.65-inch AMOLED FHD+(1080X2340 pixels) panel. The display panel used is identical to what we have seen in Nubia Red Magic 3s, but the refresh rate has increased from 90Hz to 144Hz. They have also implimented 240Hz touch sensing technology for faster response while gaming. This will definitely be noticeable while gaming. Additionally, the display also supports HDR10+ content.

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Chipset and performance

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G is using the latest Qualcomm chipset to handle the daily task as well as the latest high-end gaming. The device is incorporating Snapdragon 865 Chipset and Adreno 650 GPU. These chipsets support 5G connectivity out of the box. Compare to last generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Chipset, these chipsets are 25% more powerful and 30% more power-efficient. 

Furthermore, to increase performance ZTE will use LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.0 Storage Technology. It seems like Red Magic 5G has released four variants, 8/128GB, 12/128GB, 12/256GB and 16/256GB variants. Sadly it does not support any external microSD cards. With powerful hardware coupled with faster refresh screen gaming in 2020 will be awesome. 

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Being a gaming phone, ZTE opt-out to use the Triple Rear camera setup at back. There is a primary massive 64MP f/1.7 sensor. To support this primary sensor there is an 8MP ultrawide lens and a 2MP macro lens. These cameras will capture decent photos and videos. It also supports 8K(4320p @30fps) video recording, 4K(2160p @60fps) and FHD video recording at slow motion. At the front, there is an 8MP f/2.0 front-facing camera. 

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Specifications of Red Magic 5G

  • Display: 6.65 inches FHD+HDR AMOLED display, 144 Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support, 1080P (2340x1080 pixels)
  • CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865
  • GPU: Adreno 650
  • RAM: 8/12/16 GB LPDDR5
  • Internal Memory: 128/256 GB UFS 3.0
  • Rear Camera: Triple rear camera
    • 64MP( f/1.7) primary sensor
    • 8MP ultrawide sensor
    • 2MP dedicated macro Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP with aperture f/2.0
  • Video: 8K resolution at 30fps, 4K at 60fps 
  • Battery: 4500 mAh, 55W fast charging 
  • Buttons: On-screen Navigational Support, Power Button, Volume Button, GameBoost Switch
  • Ports: USB 3.1, Type-C, Dual nano-SIM slot, 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, G-sensor, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor, Sensor Hub

Battery and Other Features

The battery size has not been changed as Nubia Red Magic 5G will have a 4500 mAh battery. According to the ZTE, they will use 55W fast charging instead of 27W. This will drastically decrease the charging time of Red Magic 5G. Nubia claims that Red Magic 5G can charge from zero to 56% in just 15min of charging time and within 40 minutes it charges the device from zero to full. They also stated that they will use a mechanical cooling fan to reduce the heating issue while charging and playing a game simultaneously. Regarding connectivity, we will have Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax), Bluetooth V5.0, GPS, NFC, USB 3.1 Type C, etc. 

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Price and Availability

Nubia Red Magic 5G has been officially released on March 12.These models are available to be purchased in China. The base variant of Nubia Red Magic 5G is priced at CNY 3,799 (around $540). This means the expected price of ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G in Nepal is around Rs.64,990. This model will compete in a market with upcoming Black Shark 3, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, OnePlus 8 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, Rog Phone 3, etc. 

Red Magic 5G Price in China Price in Nepal (Expected)
8/128GB Variant CNY 3799 ($540) ~ Rs. 64,990
12/128GB Variant CNY 4099 ($585) ~ Rs. 69,990
12/256GB Variant CNY 4399 ($625) ~ Rs. 74,990
16/256GB Variant CNY 4999 ($712) ~ Rs. 85,490
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