Smartphones might be getting really expensive nowadays but it’s not the fault of most smartphone makers as these devices require high-tech components which are usually provided by third-party manufacturers but most of which are really expensive.
But what about a premium-level smartphone that comes at a mid-range price-point. Well, we’ve seen the likes of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 but then it came with an upper mid-range chipset, the Snapdragon 730G which performs superbly.
But then a gaming smartphone with a super-high refresh-rate display that’s interesting. The RegMagic which is a sub-brand of ZTE sub-brand Nubia is putting it’s next gaming smartphone on the shelves for pre-order today making the RedMagic 5G the first smartphone with a 144Hz screen which is the standard refresh rate for a high-end Gaming PC monitor.
The new device features an incredible 6.65-Inch 1080P OLED panel. The design of the device is modeled right after the good old smartphone form factors which includes some small bezels (like those on the Galaxy S8 series) at the top and bottom of the display making the device slightly bigger when held in the hand.
Meanwhile the high-refresh-rate isn’t the only premium feature we notice about the RedMagic 5G as it also feature the high-performance Snapdragon 865 with 5G support with about 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of internal storage with Android 10 powering the device up.
The real power of the device is derived from a 4,500mAh battery which can be super fast charged at 55W just that the device has no support for wireless charging which is not an deal breaker if you consider the numerous features of this device.
And as for the camera department, the setup is made up of a triple sensors with the main sensor being a 64MP Sony IMX686. Another interesting thing is that the RedMagic 5G also feature a stereo speaker and have a really great haptic feedbacks.
Being a gaming smartphone, the RedMagic has a nice liquid cooling system with a full-on turbo fan inside the device with a vent on the edge of the phone which pushes out hot air from the device’s compartments. Sometimes, the fan can be noisy which might require you turning it off.
As a formal gaming smartphone, it also feature the shoulder buttons right at the top of the device when in landscape mode with which you can assign to actions with equivalent touchscreen positions.
The company is also selling a joystick-and-button attachment which can further enhance gaming experience when using the smartphone.
As for the design of the device, it features the ever-glowing LED logo right at the back of the device just exactly what you’d expect from a gaming smartphone and it even has a physical switch which can be used to activate gaming mode on the device.
And speaking go the powerful display, you would expect nothing like a lag for the 144Hz refresh rate and the device gives you a notification when this is on. Playing high-graphics games on the device should go super smooth without any glitches or slow-down. Meanwhile the screen refresh-rate can be slowed down to either 120Hz or 90Hz to save power.
Okay I hyped this smartphone to being cheaper than it’s specifications and yeah that’s the truth. It comes with a US$579 price tag considering interesting hardware specs like the Snapdragon 865, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage while the higher end starts at US$649 with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
And yes, those are official US prices — RedMagic is releasing the phone in North America, the UK, mainland Europe, Australia, Japan, and beyond. After preorders, the phone should be available to buy outright on April 21st.