Nubia Red Magic 5S Gaming Phone launched with upgraded internal cooling

Nubia Red Magic 5s launched specs features expected price in Nepal availability

When Nubia launched the Red Magic 5G in March, it was the first and only gaming phone to come with a 144Hz screen. Now, there are a handful of devices that have adopted the feature. Nubia has now announced Red Magic 5S to compete against these newly launched gaming-centric smartphones. Let’s take a look at the specs, features, expected price, and availability of Nubia Red Magic 5S in Nepal.

Nubia Red Magic 5S Overview

Design and Display

Nubia has left the design aspect of the phone unchanged. From outside, the Red Magic 5s and its predecessor look exactly the same. The new device comes with a 6.65-inch AMOLED panel. It supports an FHD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. The 144Hz panel has a touch sampling rate of 240Hz.

Nubia Red Magic 5s Design display

Performance and Memory

Recently announced gaming smartphones likes Asus Rog Phone 3 and Lenovo Legion Phone Duel feature the latest Snapdragon 865+. However, Nubia has decided to stick to the SD 865. The 865 features a lower clocked Prime core compared to the SD 865+. It may not seem like a significant upgrade but it can make a difference while gaming. However, Nubia claims that it has boosted the GPU functionality, but users will have to buy the Ice Dock to experience the difference. The Ice Dock is a cooling accessory specifically designed for the Red Magic 5s. The smartphone comes with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.

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Cooling and Camera

Nubia Red Magic 5S cooling system

Nubia has revamped the cooling system in the Red Magic 5S. The biggest upgrade is the addition of the ICE 4.0 cooling system with a silver-plated heat sink. It should produce a better result compared to the traditional sinks as silver has better thermal conductivity.

The aluminum alloy centrifugal fan weighs 1 gram and has a speed of 15000 RPM. Similarly, Nubia has adopted the north-south transparent air duct design with up to 43% more ventilation.

Camera-wise, it features a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor. It is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide sensor and a 2MP macro shooter. There is an 8MP selfie camera at the front.

Battery and Rest of the specs

Red Magic 5S retains the 4,500mAh battery along with the support for 55W fast charging. It runs on Red Magic OS based on Android 10. The in-display fingerprint sensor can be used to unlock the device and for cashless payment. The device also features two capacitive touch triggers that have an even higher response rate of 320Hz.

Nubia Red Magic 320Hz shoulder keys

Nubia Red Magic 5S Specifications:

  • Body: 168.56H x 78W x 9.75D mm; 220 gm
  • Display: 6.65-inch AMOLED ESports Display,  144Hz Refresh Rate, 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate
  • Resolution: FHD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels); 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 865; 7nm Mobile Platform
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
  • GPU: Adreno 650
  • RAM: 8/12/16GB LPDDR5
  • Storage: 128/256GB UFS 3.1
  • Software & UI: Android 10 with Red Magic OS on top
  • Rear Camera: Triple-camera;
    – 64MP, f/1.9 primary shooter
    – 16MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide lens; 120° FOV
    – 2MP macro lens
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Security: Under-display (optical)
  • Audio: DTS X Ultra; 3 x mics
  • Sensors: geomagnetic sensor, gyrocopter accelerometer, optical distance sensor
  • Battery: 4500mAh with 55W fast charging

Nubia Red Magic 5s Price and Availability

Nubia Red Magic 5s is available for pre-order in China, where its price is 3,799 Yuan for 8/128GB variant, 4,399 Yuan for 12/256GB variant, and 4,999 Yuan for 16/256GB variant. The device will go on sale starting August 1, followed by a global launch in September. If Nubia decides to launch Red Magic 5s in Nepal, we expect the price to be NPR 65,000 for 8/128GB, NPR for 76,000 12/256GB, and NPR 86,000 for 16/256GB.

Variant Expected price in Nepal
Nubia Red Magic 5s (8/128GB) ~ NPR 65,000
Nubia Red Magic 5s (12/256GB) ~ Rs. 76,000
Nubia Red Magic 5s (16/256GB) ~ Rs. 86,000
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