Nubia is one of the finest gaming smartphone makers from China, which has produced marvelous handsets like Red Magic 5 in the past. The company has just unveiled another phone, Nubia Play 5G, which seemed like a lite version of its flagship, Red Magic 5.
The all-new Nubia Play 5G have reasonable specs to be called as a gaming phone but lags behind at pricing and front camera details. Let’s check it out.
Nubia Play 5G Display and Processor
The latest handset from Nubia sports a 6.65-inches AMOLED display with no punch-holes or notches. The display supports an in-display fingerprint sensor and has a 144Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate, resembling Red Magic 5.
It supposedly runs on Android 10 as the base with Red Magic OS 3.0 as bloatware. The handset’s works will be processed by Snapdragon’s 765G and octa-core CPU with fair clocking speeds.
Talking about its gaming capabilities, the SD 765G joined with Adreno’s 620 will support seamless gaming experience to users. Further, Nubia has also added shoulder buttons for letting the player feel like a joystick and has an ICE2.5 cooling system. The CNC metal frame around and geometrically designed rear panel is attractive.
Nubia Play 5G Camera
With respect to the imaging department, Nubia Play5G has quad rear camera setup as a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultrawide angular, and two other 2MP cameras for being as a macro lens and depth sensors probably.
Continuing the mystery of cameras, there’s no official specification revealed for its front camera. Since there are no punch-hole or notch designs, we assume the front camera to be a pop-up one. The handset is thick enough to support this assumption too.
Finally, it has all the required connectivities and is juiced up with a massive 5100 mAh battery, which will support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 delivered through a 30W USB-PD.
Nubia Play 5G Price and Availability
Apart from the mysterious front camera, we’re running hot and cold about its price. The Nubia Play 5G has a sole variant of 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM and is priced at ¥2,699 (~$381). Well, a gaming phone is expected to be above $350 at least, but the processor it is equipped with doesn’t seem worthy of that price tag. After all, we couldn’t determine the gaming capability just by its CPU, as the range of sophistication that hardware and software components work together, results in the gaming support.
This handset is available in only black color and will be set up for pre-orders on JD.com, starting from April 21st. Though it’s initially confined to China, we expect Nubia to launch in other markets too, soon.
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