The asking price of the Lenovo’s first gaming smartphone may come as shocker to some. Thankfully, there are affordable alternatives and the new nubia Red Magic 5S is one of them the alternatives. The best part is, this device is available in North America markets.
At this point, we do not have tell you how is this a gaming phone. It has today’s gaming smartphone staples, including 144 Hz display with 240 Hz touch sampling rate, built-in shoulder trigger buttons, and the latest processor.
However, it has also a few standout features, include 2 ms touch delay and apparently, the trigger buttons has a 320 Hz touch sampling rate (!).
There is also dual stereo speakers with support for DTS:X Ultra and a thing called 4D Shock that provides realistic vibration feedback.
But I think nubia couldn’t be more proud of its cooling system, the ICE 4.0 active liquid cooling with turbo fan system, featuring a new ICE Ag Silver for the “ultimate cooling system.”
The fan is said to spin up to 15,000 rpm to rapidly draws heat away from the device. If that’s enough, there’s the optional Ice Dock, an external cooling attachment, to cool the device even more.
Other key spec-sheet details include Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 with Dual Mode 5G, up to 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM, up to 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage, 144 Hz 6.65-inch Esport AMOLED display, 4,500 mAh battery that supports 55 W Quick Charge, dual SIM support, a triple-camera setup (64 MP + 8 MP wide-angle + 2 MP), an 8 MP selfie camera, and customizable RGB light.
It is worthy to note that the device comes with an 18 W charger out-of-the-box. But it does support 55 W. The nubia Red Magic 5S Gaming Smartphone can be had in N.A. for a starting price of just US$579.