Nubia’s gaming smartphone has been pushing the envelope lately with its Red Magic lineup but now the company is ready to push some of its core specs to its new mid-range lineup Nubia Play. The first phone from the new lineup is called Nubia Play 5G, which offers 6.65-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, much like its flagship Red Magic 5G. The phone also supports 5G connectivity, courtesy of the Snapdragon 765G chipset as well as an ample 5,100mAh battery.
The high refresh rate panel supports a 240Hz touch sampling rate and an in-display fingerprint scanner. There’s also no notch or any punch-hole display at the top, but rather it has a classic top and bottom bezels to make room for a 12MP selfie shooter.
Talking about the camera, at the back the phone has quad-camera setup: a 48MP Sony IMX582 primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide shooter, and two 2MP modules, including one for macro shots and the other for depth perception. As a lineage to Nubia’s gaming lineup, the Play 5G also has two capacitive shoulder trigger for enhanced gaming.
Inside, it has a Snapdragon 765G chipset with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128/256GB of UFS 2.1 storage. Powering the phone is a big 5,100mAh battery with support up to 30W fast wired charging, while out of the box the phone ships with nubiaUI 8.0 layered on top of Android 10.
As for the pricing, the Nubia Play 5G will go on sale for CNY 2,400 (~$340/NPR 41,603) for the base 6/128GB version, while the 8/128GB variant will cost you CNY 2,700 (~$380/NPR 46,800), and the maxed-out 8/256GB variant is priced at CNY 3,000 (~$425/ NPR 52,000). The phone is available in black, white, and blue color options is available for pre-order in China. The sale is set to begin on April 24.