Nubia Red Magic 5G is the First With 144Hz Refresh Rate

As more and more gamers play on their smartphones, more and more devices are launching that are specifically aimed at mobile gamers. One of the most feature-packed gaming smartphones that we’ve seen comes from a company called Nubia. The smartphone is called the Red Magic 5G, and its claim to fame is a 144Hz refresh rate that’s better than the 120Hz refresh rate seen on some other high-end phones.

Helping take advantage of that fast refresh rate, the smartphone also features frame-rate interpolation to boost content to 144 frames per second artificially. The screen is 6.65-inch FHD+ AMOLED with slim bezels and an integrated fingerprint sensor in the display. The smartphone has a pair of capacitive shoulder keys for controlling games reports Android Authority.

The phone has 4D vibration and a hardware switch that puts the device into gaming mode. The chipset is a Snapdragon 865 that supports 5G. Cooling is a big deal in the smartphone, and it has an active fan and liquid cooling of sorts. The smartphone can be optioned with 8/12/16GB of LPDDR5 RAM.

The smartphone can be optioned with 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. Power is from a 4500mAh battery that supports 55W charging. A full charge takes 40 minutes. The primary camera is 64MP, and the array includes an 8MP ultra-wide sensor and a 2MP macro camera. The front camera is an 8MP unit. The smartphone is offered in China for the equivalent of $544 for a base model.