Five months after the release of the Red Magic 5G gaming smartphone, Nubia, ZTE’s sub-brand has announced the next iteration the 5S. It will be powered by the recently announced Snapdragon 865 plus chipset.


The company has confirmed that it will launch the Red Magic 5S smartphone on July 28. This is after Nubia’s new president Ni Fei dropped hints about the launch of Red Magic 5S on Weibo. Ni Fei just shared a poster highlighting Nubia’s unique background with a big ‘S’ letter, indicating the name of the upcoming phone. Red Magic 5S will compete with similar gaming phones in the market like the Asus ROG Phone 3 and Lenovo Legion Gaming Phone.


The Red Magic 5S will come with a display of 144Hz refresh rate and 240 Hz touch rate.


Nubia Red Magic 5S 2020

Image: Nubia Red Magic


Considering its gaming credentials, the phone has a dual IC game shoulder trigger buttons with an improved touch rate, says the company.


To combat overheating, the phone uses process-silver, the world’s highest thermal conductivity metal with heat dissipation copper foil. 


Similar to the 5G Red magic, this too will come with a high-performance centrifugal fan, air duct, and a super large cooling tube. The company claims that the performance is better than a normal cooling fan. Generally, 5G smartphones tend to heat up faster compared to LTE. The phone’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor is paired with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS3.1 storage. It has a 6,000 mAh battery with 30W PD fast charging support. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack.

gaming phone Red Magic 5S

Nubia’s RedMagic 5G that launched in June comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon

865 processor paired with 8GB/12GB/16GB of RAM and 128GB/256 internal storage. It features a 6.65-inch full HD+ with a 1080×2340 pixel resolution. Along with the Android 1o operating system, it comes with the proprietary Redmagic OS. It has a triple rear camera with 64MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, 8MP ultra-wide lens, and 2MP macro lens. On the front, there is a 12MP camera.

Nubia was founded in October 2012. It is a multinational corporation with offices in China, North America, Europe, Russia, Southeast Asia and India. The company has successfully developed nearly 10,000 patent applications, including 418 PCT patent applications.

It manufactures high-end, innovative smartphones for adventurous users who want a new, unique mobile experience. Nubia’s brand tag line is “Be Yourself,”

and it inspires users to chase their dreams and pursue new passions.

Nubia is well known for its innovative smartphone features such as the Red Magic smartphone with an RGB LED strip and the nubia X with its dual-screen display.