The Nubia Red Magic 5G launched in its home country of China back in March 2020. A similar phone, the Res Magic 5S, is making its way to our shores. And it looks like the phone retains much of what we have seen before.
To start, the Nubia Red Magic 5S comes with a 6.65-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display. This comes with 144Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate, numbers that go well with a gaming phone. There’s also an in-display optical fingerprint sensor. It also has a pair of shoulder keys, which the company claims has a 320Hz touch sampling rate, which is a small 20Hz improvement over the Red Magic 5G.
On the inside, the phone packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, which comes with its own elaborate cooling system. Powering it is a 4500mAh battery that supports 55W fast charging. We’ll get to its RAM and storage in a bit.
For its cameras, the Nubia Red Magic 5S comes with a 64MP main camera, an 8MP wide-angle camera, and a 2MP macro camera. In front, it comes with an 8MP camera that refreshingly isn’t sitting in a notch.
When it becomes available here, the Nubia Red Magic 5S will only come in its 8GB + 18GB configuration. And it will have a price tag of RM3099. It is available for pre-order from the ZTE official stores on both Lazada and Shopee. According to the former’s listing, it will be officially available on 12 February 2021.