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Nubia RedMagic 5S with a 144Hz display is now up for pre-order in the U.S. for $579

Nubia Redmagic 5s
Nubia Redmagic 5s (Image credit: Nubia)

What you need to know

  • Nubia's RedMagic 5S gaming smartphone is now available to pre-order globally.
  • The phone features a 144Hz AMOLED display and a Snapdragon 865 chipset.
  • It has been priced at $579 in the U.S. for the 8GB/128GB version and $649 for the 12GB/256GB version.

Nubia's RedMagic 5S gaming phone, which was launched in China last month, is now available to pre-order in the U.S. and Canada.

You will have to shell out $579 for the 8GB/128GB version of the phone, while the 12GB/256GB version is priced at $649. Both versions are expected to begin shipping on September 2. Apart from North America, pre-orders for the RedMagic 5S are now open in Australia, Europe, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the UAE, and the UK.

While it isn't a big upgrade over the RedMagic 5G that Nubia introduced earlier this year, the RedMagic 5S offers fantastic value. You get a 6.65-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a class-leading 144Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. Powering the gaming phone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset with a silver-plated heatsink for effective cooling.

Around the back of the phone is a triple-camera array with a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP macro shooter. The phone also has a 4,500mAh battery with 55W fast charging, shoulder trigger buttons that boast a 320Hz touch response rate, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Nubia Red Magic 5S

With a Snapdragon 865 chipset, a 144Hz AMOLED display, and 55W fast charging, the Nubia RedMagic 5S is among the most impressive gaming phones on the market right now. It also has built-in shoulder trigger buttons and fast UFS 3.1 storage.

Babu Mohan
Babu Mohan
3 Comments
  • Does it have all the US band compatibility for every carrier?
  • I was wondering the same thing, I have AT&T and it seems to only be missing band 30.
    I would take this with a grain of salt as I looked up the specs on GSM Arena... I think
  • From Nubia:
    SIM: dual SIM
    SA+NSA: compatible with both standalone and non-standalone modes  
    5G: NR n41/n78
    2G+3G+4G:
    GSM 2/3/5/8
    WCDMA B1/2/4/5/8/19
    CDMA/EVDO BC0/BC1
    TD-LTE B34/B38/39/40/41
    FDD-LTE B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20/B12/B17/B18/B19/B26 Wi-Fi: WiFi 6 2x2 MIMO
    Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.1
    Positoning: GPS
    NFC: Yes
    HDMI:Yes