Nubia's upcoming 5G smartphone spotted on Geekbench, key details revealed
ZTE-owned Nubia is gearing up to launch its flagship 5G handset, the Red Magic 5G, sometime soon. In the latest update, the device has been spotted on the Geekbench benchmarking platform, revealing its key details. Separately, the phone is said to offer a 144Hz display, 5G support, and flagship-grade internals, including Snapdragon 865 processor. Here are the finer details.
First, a bit about Geekbench and its scores
Geekbench is a cross-platform processor benchmark platform which grades processors on their single-core and multi-core performances. While calculating multi-core scores, Geekbench runs multiple streams of instructions simultaneously per core and reports an aggregate score. With single-core scores, the same process is applied but on a single core. The quicker a CPU completes the instructions, the higher is its Geekbench score.
What are the scores of the Red Magic 5G?
According to a Geekbench 4 listing, the Red Magic 5G will be offered in 8GB and 12GB RAM variants. The listing, with an upload date of February 17, reveals that the 8GB RAM model has received a single-core score of 4,308 and a multi-core score of 13,537. The 12GB RAM variant, however, has scored 4,333 in single-core and 13,489 in multi-core.
A look at the spec-sheet of the Red Magic 5G
Not much is known about the design of the Red Magic 5G yet, but it has been confirmed that the handset will
offer an AMOLED screen with industry-leading 144Hz refresh rate.
It will pack a Snapdragon 865 processor and run Android 10-based Redmagic OS v3.0.
Furthermore, Ni Fei, Nubia's president, had previously confirmed that the handset will also offer 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM.
And, when will it be launched?
At present, there's no word on the pricing and availability of the Red Magic 5G. But, the handset could go official in China in the next couple of months. Once launched, it will take on the likes of OPPO Find X2 and Realme X50 Pro.