Nubia Play 5G will pack Snapdragon 765G, 144Hz display and UD Fingerprint scanner

Nubia Play 5G

After releasing one of its most ambitious smartphones for 2020, the Nubia Red Magic 5G, the company is now ready to announce a new device for the mid-range market dubbed Nubia Play 5G. As the name implies, it also comes as a gaming handset, although it’s not so powerful as the flagship offering. The new handset will be revealed on Tuesday, April 21. Today, the company shared new interesting details about the handset. According to them, the handset will come with a 144Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. Although it is a mid-range device, it’s a very ambitious one.

Interestingly enough, we can also spot the display’s design of the handset. Instead of fancy solutions like notches and punch-holes, the company will stick with a traditional approach made of symmetrical top and bottom bezels. However, they’re quite slim, making this an acceptable design for 2020. Under the hood, the handset will boast Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G. This chipset comes with an integrated modem for 5G.

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The company’s CEO Ni Fei also confirmed that the  Nubia Play 5G will come with Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging and a massive 5,100mAh battery. It’s bigger than its sibling Red Magic. Although the cameras aren’t really a priority for gaming devices, the Nubia Play does not disappoint in this aspect. It will feature a 48MP shooter from Sony. Last but not least, it will feature an under-display fingerprint scanner, which basically confirms the presence of an OLED panel.

More details should keep coming in the next days, after all, the company seems to be really excited about the new smartphone. It will be the first mid-range smartphone with a 144Hz display. We still need to see how much it will cost, but we are very curious to see.

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  1. Surfer9
    April 18, 2020

    5100mAh coupled with power efficient chipset which will finally make fast screen refresh rate acceptable, Now that’s an interesting device! Anyone who used Nubia can tell us about its software side? Can it be rooted?

  2. Presian Kalapov
    April 18, 2020

    Yes it can.