nubia has been pushing the boundaries of gaming phone hardware with its Red Magic line but now the company is going another route with a midrange series dubbed nubia Play. The first phone in the series called nubia Play 5G was just announced in China and brings a 6.65-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with the same 144Hz refresh rate as the flagship Red Magic 5G alongside 5G connectivity thanks to the Snapdragon 765G SoC and a generous 5,100mAh battery.

The display features a 240Hz touch sampling rate, a built-in fingerprint scanner and a clean cutout-free design with classic top and bottom bezels. Around the back, we find a 48MP main Sony IMX582 shooter alongside an 8MP ultrawide snapper aided by two 2MP modules – one for macro shots and another for depth data. The front-facing camera comes in at 12MP. The right-hand side of the phone features the two capacitive shoulder buttons for enhanced gaming utility.

nubia Play 5G brings 144Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 765G chipset and 5,100 mAh battery

Under the hood, we have the Snapdragon 765G paired with 6/8GB RAM and 128/256GB UFS 2.1 storage. The massive 5,100 mAh battery supports 30W fast wired charging while the software front is covered by nubiaUI 8.0 on top of Android 10.

The nubia Play 5G will be available in black, blue and white colors and is already up for pre-order in China. The base 6/128GB model is going for CNY 2,400 ($340/INR 26,030), there’s also an 8/128GB trim for CNY 2,700 ($380/INR 29,380) and a top of the line 8/256GB variant for CNY 3,000 ($425/INR 32,645). Official sales in China are scheduled to start in three days – on April 24.

nubia Play 5G brings 144Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 765G chipset and 5,100 mAh battery

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