Red Magic 5S Announced with 144Hz Refresh Rate and Snapdragon 865

It’s been five months since Nubia announced its Red Magic 5G. Today, Nubia announced the successor to the same smartphone, Red Magic 5S. As a successor, the rumors said it would come with a Snapdragon 865+ chipset. Unfortunately, we aren’t going to see that here. Instead, Nubia went with an upgraded Liquid Cooling system.

Nubia Announces Red Magic 5S

The Red Magic 5S comes with a rebuilt cooling system. There’s a silver vapor chamber apart from copper heatsinks, which enables 43% more ventilation while keeping the speed of the fan at 15000 RPM. As a result, you get to see better results on the Red Magic 5S compared to most gaming smartphones.

Red Magic 5S Silver Variant

For the display, you get to see a 6.65-inch Full HD+ AMOLED Display with narrow bezels on the top and bottom. Apart from that, we get to see a 144Hz Refresh Rate on this device and a touch sampling rate of 240Hz. We get to see hardware triggers with a touch sampling rate of 320Hz, which is great for competitive gaming.

The Red Magic 5S comes with a 64MP Sony’s IMX686 sensor, an 8MP ultrawide sensor along with a 2MP macro sensor. There’s RGB lighting throughout the body, just like other gaming smartphones.

Similar to the Red Magic 5G, it comes with Snapdragon 865 with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM paired. You get to see 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage on-board as well. It runs on Android 10 with Red Magic OS on top of it. For juicing it up, there’s a 4,500 mAh battery on this device with 55W fast charging support.

Nubia Red Magic 5S Pricing and Availability

The Nubia Red Magic 5S comes in Blue-Red color variant along with a Silver variant too. It starts with 8GB/128GB as a base variant and comes with a price tag of CNY 3,799(~$542). There’s a 12GB/256GB variant, which stretches for CNY 4,399 (~$628). Furthermore, there’s a whopping 16GB/256GB model priced at CNY 4,999(~$715). Official sales will start from August 1 in China while you can pre-order the base variant starting today in China. Global sales are bound to begin in September.

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