The nubia Red Magic 5G was released in the month of March, and now in July w ehave its successor – the ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S. The phone comes with an overhauled cooling system with a silver-plated vapor chamber. The design, and remaining spec sheets are quite similar to the Red Magic 5G, even down to the dimensions.
nubia Red Magic 5S Features
The big new addition to the ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S is the silver-plated cooling pad stylized as ICE Ag. It should deliver better results than the conventional copper heat pipes in most smartphones resulting in lower throttling. The phone also retains the 15,000 RPM spinning fan from its predecessor which also helps it cool down while charging at its peak 55W speeds.
At the front, you will find a 6.65-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with minimal top and bottom bezels. The refresh rate is 144Hz and comes alongside 240Hz touch sampling. The phone also sports capacitive touch triggers which have an even higher 320Hz touch rate for optimal performance in competitive gaming.
The back of the nubia Red Magic 5S features a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary camera as well an 8MP ultrawide snapper, and 2MP macro shooter. Just like other gaming smartphones, RGB lighting Is also present.
Like its predecessor, the nubia Red Magic 5S is powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset paired with up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The phone boots Red Magic OS on top of Android 10, and comes with the same 4500mAh battery with 55W charging.
ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S Release Date
The nubia Red Magic 5S release date and official sale will commence from August 1, 2020 in China. The global availability will commence from September, 2020.
nubia Red Magic 5S Price
The ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S price is CNY3,799 ($542) for the base 8/128GB version, CNY4,399 ($628) for the 12/256GB version, and CNY4,999 ($715) for the top 16/256GB model. The phone will be offered in dual-tone blue and red colorway, as well as silver.
ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S Specification
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G 7.5 Gbps DL
2020, July 28
Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, August 01
168.6 x 78 x 9.8 mm (6.64 x 3.07 x 0.39 in)
218 g (7.69 oz)
Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back, aluminum frame
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
RGB light panel (on the back) Pressure sensitive zones (300Hz touch-sensing) Built-in cooling fan