Nubia Red Magic 3S reviewSource: Apoorva Bhardwaj/Android Central

What you need to know

  • Nubia President and co-founder Ni Fei has revealed that the company's next flagship gaming smartphone will feature a 144Hz display.
  • The gaming smartphone is likely to be powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 865 processor.
  • There is no word yet on exactly when the Red Magic series phone will be made official.

ZTE's Nubia sub-brand launched multiple gaming smartphones last year, all boasting impressive hardware and gaming-centric designs. The company is now working on its next gaming flagship, which could be among the first phones to feature a 144Hz refresh rate display.

Nubia Red Magic Refresh Rate OptionsSource: Ni Fei on Weibo

Nubia President and co-founder Ni Fei shared a post on his Weibo page earlier today, revealing that the company's next Red Magic series smartphone with 5G connectivity will have a 144Hz refresh rate display.

As can be seen in the screenshot shared by Fei on Weibo, the phone will allow users to choose from four different refresh rate options: 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz, and 144Hz. We can be fairly certain that the upcoming gaming phone will have Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 chipset under the hood, paired with up to 12GB of RAM.

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While 144Hz refresh rate displays will likely to be limited to gaming smartphones like the upcoming Nubia Red Magic flagship, we expect to see quite a few mainstream flagship phones with 120Hz displays this year. OnePlus has already confirmed that its next flagship will have a 120Hz display. Samsung's Galaxy S20 series is also rumored to come equipped with a 120Hz Dynamic AMOLED panel.

Nubia Red Magic 3S

Red Magic 3S is one of Nubia's most impressive gaming smartphones yet, featuring a Snapdragon 855+ chipset with active and liquid cooling. The flagship-grade phone also boasts a smooth 90Hz display, gaming triggers, and a massive 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

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