Nubia Play 5G Launches in China with 144Hz Refresh Rate AMOLED Display for 2,399 Yuan ($339)

Nubia officially launches Nubia Play 5G mid-range smartphone in China. Targeted at youths, this device is unlike any other handset released by the brand so far. Nubia is known for gaming smartphones, however, the company shed its old logo for a new avatar with a different vision last week. The company also announced a smart electric toothbrush called Nubia Neo at the same event.

Nubia Play 5G Specifications

As confirmed via teasers last week, the newly launched Nubia Play 5G smartphone comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor and Adreno 620 GPU paired with LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.1 storage.

On the front, the phone sports a 6.65-inches FHD+ AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate similar to Nubia Red Magic 5G. The best part of this panel is it does not have have any notch or punch-hole to interfere full-screen viewing experience.

The back of the handset features an X gradient pattern (similar to Honor 9X) along with ‘5G’ branding on the right side, ‘Nubia’ branding at the bottom, and ‘Powered by Nubia’ branding on the left side. Further, the top portion of the device’s rear side houses a vertical strip housing three cameras, whereas the fourth camera sits to the right side of the strip opposite to LED flash on the left side.

As for camera configuration, the phone comes with a 48MP Sony IMX582 primary sensor similar to Redmi K20 from last year. That means 4K video recording on this smartphone is capped at 30 fps. The other cameras on the device include an 8MP ultra-wide unit, a 2MP macro camera, another 2MP depth sensor, and a 16MP selfie camera.

The handset comes with a number of camera features including a vlog mode like the one found on MIUI 11,  a weird slow-motion video recording to capture dance moves and lightsaber effects, and more.

For gaming, the device features dual customizable shoulder buttons as well as ICE 2.5 cooling system which is a combination of 61mm liquid cooling pipe, thermal gel, copper foil, and graphite sheet. Other features of the phone include dual-mode 5G – SA (standalone) / NSA (non-standalone) support, in-display fingerprint sensor, DTS Audio, and dual stereo speakers.

Lastly, for software, the device runs Nubia UI 8.0 based on Android 10 and is backed by a large 5,100 mAh battery with support for 30W PD fast charging compatible with Qualcomm Quick Charge and PPS chargers.

Nubia Play 5G Pricing and Availability

The Nubia Play 5G comes in three paint jobs and they are Black, Blue, and White respectively. The handset is already up for pre-order on multiple retailers and will go on sale for the first time from April 24 for the following prices.



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