Nubia has officially launched the Nubia Red Magic 5S, the successor of Red Magic 5G. From August 1, Nubia will start sell of Red Magic 5S in China. The pre-orders have already started by the way. This phone is actually a new gaming phone or just the upgraded and small changes on the predecessor? Let’s find out the full details what Nubia has to offer in this new smartphone.

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Nubia Red Magic 5S Overview

nubia red magic 5s 5g ice cool,


Starting with the display, Nubia Red Magic 5S features same 6.65” AMOLED display with 144 Hz refresh rate form the predecessor. It was the first smartphone to feature a 144Hz display. Now, it is adapted many of the gaming smartphones. The panel has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixel with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display has the 240Hz touch sampling and is protected by Gorilla Glass. In addition, there’s a in-display optical fingerprint scanner placed.

144Hz screen refresh rate in smartphone


Furthermore, the display has a very tiny bezel on top holding the front camera, earpiece and other sensors. Also, the bottom bezel chin is also tiny. The front camera has 8MP sensor with aperture of f/2.0.

On rear side, there is a triple camera setup having primary lens is of Sony IMX686 64MP sensor. Supporting the primary lens there is an 8MP ultra-wide 13 mm lens having f/2.0 aperture. and a 2MP macro lens

nubia red magic 5s camera setup

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Checking this side, Nubia Red Magic 5S is powered by same Snapdragon 865 chipset which is we saw in Red Magic 5G. The processor is based on 7nm fabrication process with support for 5G. We get the latest SD 865+ on Asus ROG Phone 3 and even upcoming Lenovo Legion Duel. Nubia might have done some changes on the performance part, as it will show difference while gaming compared to SD865+.

Nubia Red Magic 5S is available in same RAM of 8GB, 12GB and 16GB. Similarly, there are two different storage options as 128GB and 256GB. The only change made on performance is the storage used UFS 3.1. However, main part of debuting this phone was the improvement of internal cooling system.

nubia red magic 5s new cooling system, silver plated cooling technology

The new addition is the silver-plated cooling pad as ICE Ag. They believe it cools down faster and work better than the copper heat pipes which is used in most smartphones. But the internal fan used is same with 15,000 RPM.

The phone operates on Redmagic 3.0 based on Android 10 version. Also, the Qualcomm Adreno 650 is not replaced yet as it is the lasted one till now.

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Moving on, it packs a 4,500 mAh battery supporting 55W Fast Charging. Nubia claims 15 minutes to charge from 0% to 56%. And 40 minutes to full charge. When, it is on peak charge mode, the internal fan helps lot to cool down the device.

Likewise, it doesn’t miss the 3.5mm headphone jack. Other features are: Type-C port, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, stereo speakers, and Touch Triggers.

shoulder buttons, touch trigger, gmaing trigger for phone,

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Price of Nubia Red Magic 5S and it’s Availability

Nubia Red Magic 5S is offered in only two colors option this time i.e. Blue/Red and Silver. And it will be available for purchase from August 1 in China. The price of 8/128 GB is placed around CNY 3,799 that is around $542. Similarly, price for 12/256 GB is CNY 4,399 which is about $628. Finally, the top-end with 16GB RAM and 256GB internal storage goes for sale for CNY 4,999 which is around $715.

In Nepalese market, we expect the device to be priced at Rs. 65,000 for 8/128 GB variant. Similarly, Rs. 76,000 and Rs. 86,000 for the 12GB and 16GB variant respectively.

In India, the pricing for Red Magic 5s might be start at INR 40,600.

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Nubia Red Magic 5S Full Specifications

Key Specs
Display 6.65 inches
Front Camera 8 MP
Back Camera 64+8+2 MP
Chipset Snapdragon 865
RAM 8 / 12 / 16 GB
Internal Storage 128 / 256 GB
Battery 4,500 mAh
Price in Nepal Rs. 65,000 (8/128 GB)*
Rs. 76,000 (12/256 GB)*
Rs. 86,000 (16/256 GB)*
Price in India INR. 40,000 (8/128 GB)*
Other Markets CNY 3,799, CNY 4,399, CNY 4,999 | $ 542
Dimension 168.6 x 78 x 9.8 mm
Weight 28 g
Build Material Glass Front, Glass Back, Aluminum Frame
Sim Slot Dual SIM
Sim Size Nano-SIM
Resistance No
Operating System Android 10, Redmagic 3.0
Colors Blue/Red, Silver
Size 6.65 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9
Pixel Density ~388 ppi
HDR10+ -
Refresh Rate 144 Hz
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Front Camera
Setup Single
Lens 8 MP, f/2.0, Wide lens
Flash No
Optical Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Features HDR
Video [email protected]
Back Camera
Setup Triple
Lens 64 MP, f/1.8, Wide Lens (26 mm)
8 MP, f/2.0, Ultra-wide Lens (13 mm)
2 MP,  f/2.4, Macro Lens
Flash Yes, LED Flash
Optical Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes, PDAF
Features HDR, Panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (7 nm)
Processor Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 650
RAM 8 / 12 / 16 GB
Internal Storage 128 / 256 GB
Expandable Storage No
Type UFS 3.1
Audio Jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes, Stereo Speakers
Audio Features 32-bit/384kHz audio
FM Radio No
Network Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6
Wi-Fi Features Dual-Band, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX
USB Type Type-C 1.0 reversible connector Accessory connector
USB version 3.0
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE / 5G
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Placement In-Display, Optical
Face Recognition Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Gyro Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass Yes
Barometer No
Capacity 4,500 mAh
Type Non-removable Li-Po
Charging 55W Fast charging
Reverse Charging -
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