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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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Nubia Z20 teardown hints at difficult repairs

Nubia Z20 teardown hints at difficult repairs

Foldable phones are one of the hot topics in mobile tech today but, for a short while, that wasn't the only eccentric new design in the industry. Dual-screen phones also offer more display than their regular single-screen counterparts but for a different purpose, one that wants to banish bezels on the front by relocating everything to the back. Of this rare breed of phones, the Nubia Z20 is perhaps the only one that ever reached US shores officially. You might, however, want to hold off if you're that type that needs to have your phone repaired often.

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nubia Z20 is bringing its dual-screen to the US

nubia Z20 is bringing its dual-screen to the US

We've seen all sorts of solutions to the problem of relocating the front camera to make room for more screen. There are popups and flips and even holes in the screen. But while we await that fabled camera-in-display tech, there is one solution that is both the simplest but the oddest one of all: removing the front camera entirely. That is what the nubia Z20 proposes by having screens both front and back. And, fortunately, it's one of the most affordable solutions as well.

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nubia Red Magic 3S available next week with just one change

nubia Red Magic 3S available next week with just one change

Even as "normal" premium phones get more powerful and also more expensive, the niche market of gaming-oriented smartphones continues to push forward with a curious offer. They offer nearly the same performance benefits often at a much lower price point than their regular flagship rivals. The price you pay is that there will no hiding the fact that it's a gaming smartphone. Of course, some mobile gamers might actually want that and for that market, nubia's Red Magic 3S is coming with just one upgrade that thankfully doesn't change that sweet price.

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Nubia Z20 will be bringing its dual-screen design to the US

Nubia Z20 will be bringing its dual-screen design to the US

There have been different solutions to the problem of disappearing bezels in smartphones. The easiest to pull off is the notch but a few do employ popup camera like on Vivo's and OPPO's phones. The most eccentric, however, is putting two screens on a phone so that the same, high-quality cameras are available on both sides. That's exactly what the Nubia Z20 brings to the table and will be bringing to global markets next month.

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5x ways Nubia Z20 makes iPhone and Galaxy look like antiques

5x ways Nubia Z20 makes iPhone and Galaxy look like antiques

The brand Nubia has a phone that's been rumored for a while but didn't really appear as big hype news until this week. Today the Nubia Z20 was revealed in full by the company, coming with a set of features that I and we did NOT expect. Not because the features weren't leaked or rumored, but because they didn't seem ... sensible? This phone has features that you probably never imagined you'd ever want in a phone.

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