RedMagic 6 Isn't Optimized for US Networks
Nubia today announced the global launch of the RedMagic 6, a relatively affordable gaming phone with high-end specs starting at $599. The global model will be sold unlocked in the US, but will offer only basic support for AT&T's 4G network. Although it's a 5G phone, it won't support the frequency bands used for 5G in the US. Nor will it support 4G in bands 13 and 71, crucial bands for Verizon and T-Mobile, respectively. Without support for bands 14, 29, and 30, AT&T users won't receive maximum 4G service. The RedMagic 6 is powered by Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 888 chip, and boasts an AMOLED display with 165 Hz refresh and touch sampling up to 500 Hz. Other specs include a 5,050 mAh battery, 66W fast charging, and a built-in "turbofan". The standard model comes with 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128 GB UFS 3.1 storage. A Pro model for an extra $100 upgrades to 16 GB RAM + 256 GB storage. Pre-orders start April 9th with full availability on April 15th.
Mar 10, 2021
Asus today announced the ROG Phone 5, its newest flagship gaming phone, following the ROG Phone 3. The ROG Phone 5 brings the ROG Phone series up to date for 2021 with a Snapdragon 888 chip, Android 11, and 65-watt fast charging for its huge 6,000 mAh battery.
Jan 8, 2021
Motorola today unveiled a full lineup of four new affordable phones, including three g-series models ranging from $169 – $299 and one 5G model for $399. All four feature large batteries (4,000 – 5,000 mAh) and large displays (6.5 – 6.8 inches).
May 13, 2021
ZTE today announced the US launch details for its new Axon 30 Ultra flagship phone. It will be available starting June 4th for $749.
Jun 23, 2021
HMD Global is officially bringing its new Nokia G20 phone to the US for $200. The Nokia G10 was released here a few weeks ago.
Sep 15, 2021
T-Mobile phones will soon display a new icon in the status bar to indicate when they are connected to 5G in a higher frequency band that offers faster data speeds. The icon will appear first on the newest iPhones, and the company is working with phone makers "to include this update on as many devices as possible".