The tech giants are rushing to get Snapdragon 865 Plus sooner than later. Meanwhile, Nubia Red Magic 5S goes official with Snapdragon 865 non-plus edition in China. However, the phone has got an improved cooling system than its predecessor. That brings a performance boost in the GPU as well as in the CPU. Except for the redefined cooling system rest of the phone is quite similar to its predecessor Red Magic 5G. It definitely a surprise for Nubia fans, as competitors like ROG Phone 3, Legion Phone, Black Shark 3S are getting overclocked Snapdragon 865 Plus SoC(s). The Snapdragon 865 Plus edition enables up to 3.1GHz CPU frequency while the non-plus edition has 2.84GHz. But still, it outperforms the predecessor with a higher ranking in the ANTUTU Benchmarking score.
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What’s new in the cooling system?
Nubia Red Magic 5G is the first phone to have the dual cooling tech, active cooling with turbofans as well as passive cooling copper pipes with liquid coolant. But the new Nubia Red Magic 5S goes beyond that. It not only retains the 16000RPM active cooling turbofans but it also improves the passive cooling system. A silver-plated heat sink is added between the black shell and the battery covering a large area. A total of 6 types of cooling tech integrated into a single place. Windy with turbofans, liquid cooling tubes, high thermal conductivity copper foil, thermal gel, and heat dissipation graphites. These all together make a huge boost in performance without having the overclocked SoC. The Lenovo Legion Phone scores 648871 points while the Red Magic 5S scores 659586 points. Thus the Nubia really deserves appreciations.
Nubia Red Magic 5S Features and Specs
Apart from the cooling technology rest of the phone is quite similar to the Red Magic 5G. Let’s have a quick introduction to the phone. Upfront there is a FullHD+ resolution AMOLED display of size 6.65″ inch. Besides, the screen has a 19.5:9 aspect viewing experience alongside a 144Hz refresh rate. It further, enables a 240Hz touch sampling rate on the screen while having 6.9ms response time. While at the rear side of the phone, there is a vertically aligned triple camera setup along with the LED flash. The camera setup combines a 64MP main camera sensor, an 8MP ultrawide camera sensor, and a 2MP macro camera sensor. There is also an 8MP selfie camera sensor at the front side.
Under the hood, it is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 SoC. The processor combines 1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585 CPU cores fabricated in a 7nm process. Besides, it coupled with Adreno 650 GPU and 16GB LPDDR5 RAM alongside UFS 3.1 storage support up to 256GB. The system runs on Red Magic 3.0 OS on the top of Android 10. While the system fueled by a 4500mAh battery with 55W fast charging support along with the internal cooling system.
As far as the connectivity is concerned, it has a full-fledge 5G support alongside WiFi 6. The other connectivity option includes 320Hz shoulder triggers, game casting on TV, optical fingerprint scanner, and all other standard connectivity options excluding NFS.
Price, variant, and Availability
The phone has three storage variants the same as the predecessor. The phone comes in 8GB-128GB, 12GB-256GB, and 16GB-256GB storage configurations. While the base variant 8GB-128GB is cost CNY 3799 (roughly ₹40,600), mid variant 12GB-256GB is cost CNY 4399 (roughly ₹47000) and the top variant 16GB-256GB is cost CNY 4999 (roughly ₹53,000) respectively. The phone has two color options to choose from Silver white and Ice Blue + Red mixed. There is no such information about the global variant till the date. However, the phone to go on sale on Augst 1 onwards in China.