Nubia has been pushing the boundaries of gaming phone hardware with its Red Magic line but now the company is going another route with a midrange series dubbed nubia Play. The first phone in the series called nubia Play 5G was just announced in China. We’d be giving you all the information we have on the specs of this new phone.
The Nubia Play 5G sports a 6.65-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with the same 144Hz refresh rate as the flagship Red Magic 5G. It has a 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a 388 ppi density. The display features a 240Hz touch sampling rate, a built-in fingerprint scanner and a clean cutout-free design with classic top and bottom bezels.
Processor and Memory
The Nubia Play 5G is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC clocked at 2·4 GHz and the Adreno 620 GPU for gaming and graphics. This is coupled with either 6/8GB of RAM and 128/256GB UFS 2.1 storage.
Around the back, we find a 48MP main Sony IMX582 shooter alongside an 8MP ultrawide snapper aided by two 2MP modules – one for macro shots and another for depth data. The front-facing camera comes in at 12MP.
Network and Connectivity
The Nubia Play 5G comes with 5G/4G connectivity thanks to the Snapdragon 765G SoC. It also comes with Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, WiFi, NFC, WiFi Direct and Hotspot.
Battery and Charging
The Nubia Play 5G is backed by a generous 5,100mAh battery. The massive 5,100 mAh battery supports 30W fast wired charging. It charges via the USB type C port.
The software front of the Nubia Play 5G is covered by nubiaUI 8.0 on top of Android 10.
The Nubia Play 5G has an in display fingerprint sensor. It actually lacks the 3·5mm headphone jack. The right-hand side of the phone features the two capacitive shoulder buttons for enhanced gaming utility.
The nubia Play 5G will be available in black, blue and white colors and is already up for pre-order in China. The base 6/128GB model is going for CNY 2,400 ($340/INR 26,030), there’s also an 8/128GB trim for CNY 2,700 ($380/INR 29,380) and a top of the line 8/256GB variant for CNY 3,000 ($425/INR 32,645). Official sales in China are scheduled to start in three days – on April 24.