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Nubia Watch Early Review: Future Potential

Nubia Watch Early Review: Future Potential

Aside from cramming more sophisticated health-related sensors inside, smartwatches have pretty much remained the same in the last two or so years. Given the popularity and sales numbers that the Apple Watch enjoys because of that, it's not surprising that few want to stray from that well-trodden path. That's why when someone like Nubia dares to present something new, it definitely turns heads. But is the tall and semi-flexible screen of the Nubia Watch enough to make the leap of faith on Kickstarter? We get to wrap one around our wrist to bring you that answer.

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RedMagic 5S released for smartphone gaming both balanced and beautiful

RedMagic 5S released for smartphone gaming both balanced and beautiful

The gaming smartphone RedMagic 5S was revealed for global release this morning with a wide variety of markets, including the USA. This is a rarity when it comes to globally-released phones from brands that aren't already deeply embedded in the fabric of the USA carrier market. RedMagic 5S offers a unique proposition: a gaming-focused smartphone with top-end features for a price that wont break your bank.

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Nubia Watch and its flexible screen meets Kickstarter goal in an hour

Nubia Watch and its flexible screen meets Kickstarter goal in an hour

Aside from putting in more senors and health-related features, it seems that innovation in the smartwatch space has practically plateaued. Screen sizes remain mostly the same, battery limits can't really be pushed any further, and very few apps have dared to think outside the box. That is probably what makes nubia's second and more formal attempt at a smartwatch with a flexible even more enticing, leading to a Kickstarter campaign that blasted through its funding goal in just a few minutes.

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Nubia Watch puts a new angle on the bendable smartphone for your wrist

Nubia Watch puts a new angle on the bendable smartphone for your wrist

We've seen quite a few mobile devices designed around the idea of a flexible screen but nubia's Alpha probably took the cake last year. Pretty much a smartphone you could wrap around your wrist, the device utilized a flexible screen that curved gently to offer a futuristic-looking smartwatch. This year, nubia has taken that idea and pulled it down to earth just a bit, introducing angles that make it look more like a regular smartwatch and an option for swappable straps, just like a regular smartwatch.

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Nubia Red Magic 5S gaming phone promises to be better at keeping cool

Nubia Red Magic 5S gaming phone promises to be better at keeping cool

Just when you thought gaming smartphones have gone silent this year, along comes not one, not even two, but three new ones. Then again, ZTE sub-brand nubia has never been silent in this niche market, pushing out model after model and variant after variant of its Red Magic gaming smartphones. The latest to join its band is the Red Magic 5S which, if its name wasn't a dead giveaway already, builds upon it earlier Red Magic 5G, this time with more cooling options both inside and out.

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RedMagic 5G Review : More gamer now than phone

RedMagic 5G Review : More gamer now than phone

The gaming phone RedMagic 5G is effectively a collection of the most interesting gaming technology yet offered on a phone, jammed in the body of a very optimistic handset. This device feels like it was made by a company that had the opportunity to take chances. Unlike other devices I'd classify as niche, the Red Magic 5G includes features that I would not expect on a device that's priced this (relatively) low.

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nubia Red Magic 5G teardown reveals an insane cooling system

nubia Red Magic 5G teardown reveals an insane cooling system

While all high-end phones are technically capable of playing even the most demanding mobile games but gaming phones have one or two things that set it apart. There is, of course, the RGB lighting that seems to almost be synonymous with any gaming device or accessory. There are, however, some like the nubia Red Magic 5G that boast of some innovative cooling system and, based on a teardown, the tiny fan inside is actually just one part of it.

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Nubia 5G 144Hz phone costs under $350: Why so cheap?

Nubia 5G 144Hz phone costs under $350: Why so cheap?

The company Nubia created a smartphone that works with 5G connectivity and costs significantly less than its closest competitor. The only bad news - it's only scheduled to be released in China, for now. This device is called the Nubia Play, and it looks a whole lot like a device currently on SlashGear's review bench - a gaming phone with the brand Red Magic.

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nubia Red Magic 5G brings 144Hz screens, active air cooling to phones

nubia Red Magic 5G brings 144Hz screens, active air cooling to phones

Gaming smartphones are made to be super fast and super powerful, even compared to smartphones that do have exactly the same specs. Whether you buy into that hype or not, one thing is sure, your phone will run hot when gaming intensively. That's true for any smartphone, even the regular premium ones, but gaming phones do have one advantage. Since they don't have to look handsome and classy, they can get away with putting an air-cooling fan inside just like the new nubia Red Magic 5G.

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nubia Red Magic 5G teasers point to an air-cooled powerhouse

nubia Red Magic 5G teasers point to an air-cooled powerhouse

They may not be flying off the shelves but some manufacturers still believe in the appeal of gaming smartphones. These niche devices add over-the-top features on top of already high-end specs. Since it seems that everyone this year will be sporting 90Hz or 120Hz screens, nubia's Red Magic 5G will be pulling out all the stops, at least based on a series of teasers from the company's own president.

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Nubia Z20 2-sided phone just got a price cut

Nubia Z20 2-sided phone just got a price cut

The folks responsible for making the Nubia Z20 just made clear they'd like to get said phone in as many hands as possible, as soon as possible. To make this a reality, they're cutting the base price of the Nubia Z20 down from its original $550 to a cool $500 (approximate pricing) through their US-based online portal. But why would they do such a thing?

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nubia Red Magic, Xiaomi Black Shark jump on the high refresh rate train

nubia Red Magic, Xiaomi Black Shark jump on the high refresh rate train

If you're tired of all the talk about foldable displays or even notches, don't worry, there seems to be a new trend on the way. Although not completely new, screens that boast of refresh rates higher than the normal 60 Hz have, until recently, been the arena of gaming smartphones. With OnePlus' announcement of its own, Samsung-made 120 Hz Fluid Display, it seems that its competitors like ZTE's nubia and Xiaomi's Black Shark will be joining the fray soon as well.

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