Gaming-specialized mobiles continue to be one of Nubia’s main goals, now with a new model on the market: the Nubia Red Magic 5S. Maximum power, all the benefits that a mobile can be asked for, aggressive design and without losing 5G connectivity, key in 2020.

The renewal of the catalogs never stops, the brands point to the novelties as their main way of refreshing the market. And, since specialized gaming mobiles tend to take advantage of the maximum available capacitiesWhy not renew the Nubia Red Magic 5G with a slightly more updated model? Said and done: let’s say hello to the Nubia Red Magic 5S, the newest member of the brand’s catalog.

Nubia Red Magic 5S Datasheet

Nubia Red Magic 5S


6.65-inch AMOLED (1,080 x 2,240 mAh resolution)
144Hz refresh
240 Hz touch response
Ratio 19.5: 9


Snapdragon 865
Adreno 650


12/8/16 GB DDR5


128/256 UFS 3.1


64 megapixel Sony IMX686
8 megapixel wide angle
2 megapixel bokeh


8 megapixels


4,500 mAh
55W load
Elbow connector


WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
Dual GPS
USB Type-C


Android 10
Nubia UI


300Hz touch triggers
Liquid refrigeration
Turbo Fan 3.0 Cooling
Fingerprint reader under the screen
Low latency wireless projection


168.56 x 78 x 9.75 mm
220 grams


Repeating the maximum power formula

Compared to the Nubia Red Magic 5G, which was sold in Europe, the new phone is practically identical, even in exterior design. Aggressive, with ‘gaming’ aesthetics, heavy and large, everything to make playing not only much easier, but also to enjoy the experience to the fullest.

The screen of the Nubia Red Magic 5S remains at 6.65 inches, it is also the same panel chosen for the ‘5S’ version: an AMOLED with a maximum refresh rate of 144 Hz. No cuts since the 8 megapixel front camera is anchored in the upper frame of the phone.

It is surprising that Nubia has not chosen to renew the range with the Snapdragon 865+, which would have been logical since the Nubia Red Magic 5S is nothing more than a refreshment den ‘5G’. Snapdragon 865, up to 12 GB of DDR5 RAM and with a maximum of 256 GB UFS 3.0 storage. Obviously, 5G marks the soul of the phone in terms of connectivity, also the use of WiFi 6 for home networks.

Nubia keeps the liquid cooling system and also the fan activeTwo elements to prevent the temperature of the Red Magic 5S from rising too high, especially during charging. This amounts to 55 W, a power that, since the battery is 4,500 mAh, should recharge the phone in not much more than half an hour.

Upper triggers with 320 Hz sensitivity, Internal multi-layered design for easy heat dissipation, Super fast RAM and storage, stereo speakers, compatibility with DTS X Ultra or headphone jack, the Nubia Red Magic 5S starts well.

Ventilation accessory not included

The triple rear camera offers a 64-megapixel main sensor, 8-megapixel wide angle and a third sensor to capture depth. Ahead the Nubia Red Magic is content with an 8 megapixel camera. In addition, Nubia includes its own interface on the phone, a complete game mode and many more settings, all on Android 10.

Nubia Red Magic 5S price and availability

The phone has been unveiled in China, but it surely won’t stop there: we wouldn’t be surprised if it arrived in Europe soon. Regarding prices, they remain such that in their native country:

Nubia Red Magic 5S 8/128 GB: 463 euros to the exchange (4,799 yuan).
Nubia Red Magic 5S 12/256 GB: 536 euros to the exchange (4,399 yuan).


Nubia Red Magic 5S, the renewal in gaming mobiles maintains maximum power, aggressive design and internal fan