Nubia RedMagic 5S
Nubia has started taking pre-orders for its latest gaming phone, the RedMagic 5S. As gaming phones go, it's relatively affordable, starting at $579. Its gaming creds include Qualcomm's top-end Snapdragon 865 chipset, a built-in cooling fan, 8–12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 128–256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage, 6.65-inch FHD AMOLED display with 144 Hz refresh and up to 240 Hz touch sampling, 4,500 mAh battery, and up to 55W fast charging (18W charger included). It also has touch shoulder buttons, fully customizable RGB lighting effects, 3.5mm headset jack, and HDMI output. Other features include a 64 megapixel main camera, 8 megapixel wide camera, 2 megapixel macro camera, NFC, and a fingerprint reader. Its support for US networks is basic, including 5G NR in band 41 (T-Mobile) and LTE 2/4/5/12/26/41. Available accessories include a larger fan that clips on the back, and physical game controls that attach to the ends via a special case. The base version for $579 has 8 GB RAM, 128 GB storage, and a "Sonic Silver" color scheme. The step-up "Pulse" version has 12 GB RAM, 256 GB storage, and an eye-catching red/blue color scheme, for $649. Pre-orders start today with full global availability on September 2nd.