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Nubia's upcoming 5G-enabled gaming phone will have a blazing-fast 144Hz display

Nubia Red Magic 3S review
Nubia Red Magic 3S review (Image credit: 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 Options

Source: Ni Fei on Weibo (Image credit: Source: 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.

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

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.

Babu Mohan
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5 Comments
  • Seeing their last phone is running 9.0 doesn't give me hope in future software updates
  • As long as they get this this 5G phone what's 144 Hertz display 1440p then Anne mikesell as long as they have 1 terabyte micro SD dual cards for the 4k camera at 120 hertz and the battery is solid state for $500 it might sell here for cloud gamers and for downloaded 4k hdr movies and old console games running on retroarch. I'm running Razer 2 phone with an old Android pie 9.0 os too. Blame Google's oem update is policy not the maker of the phones and tablets as micro SD card support is terrible on Android os as it needs fixing badly. Perhaps a new chip for ai sense for 5g to 10 speeds in the future.
  • Yeah, I won't buy any phone unless it has the lastest OS.
  • Does anyone know the release date of it?
  • That's what I want to know.