Back in April, we saw the arrival of nubia Play - a more affordable gaming smartphone with Snapdragon 765G chipset. Now it marks its debut outside China under a new name, which we already knew - nubia Red Magic 5G lite. It is available in Spain, starting today, and can be purchased exclusively at Vodafone.
This phone brings a big 6.65" AMOLED screen with 144Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, and capacitive shoulder buttons. The "lite" moniker comes from the Snapdragon 765G chipset, which is paired with 25GB of UFS 2.1 storage and 8GB RAM.
The battery of the nubia Red Magic 5G lite has 5,100mAh capacity and support for 18W fast charging, unlike the Chinese version which comes with 30W.
The phone runs Android 10 with nubia UI 8.0 on top and comes with four cameras on the back, and one shooter on the front.
The price is the most disappointing part of the launch - Vodafone is offering the device in Black for €17/month in 36 monthly installments for current customers and €25/month in 24 installments if you are a new client. However, the price of the mobile plan is not included, meaning you have to pay at least €600 over the course of two years for the nubia Red Magic 5G lite alone.
For comparison, the actual Red Magic 5G flagship starts from €579 for the 8/128 GB version and goes up to €649 for the 12/256 GB option in Pulse color. Vodafone is trying to sweeten the deal with the lite phone a bit and offers free e-sports handle and a protective case that respectively cost €32 and €15, if purchased separately.
Source (in Spanish)
It's sad because the Red Magic 3 and 3s actually had bands 25 and 66 for Sprint and T-Mobile (and somewhat Verizon) respectively but now they're gone. I get it's a gaming phone but that's just it: it's a PHONE. They should have just added LTE bands 1...
Correction: LTE band 71 is missing and most of 5G North American bands.
The phone isn't made for North America, several LTE bands are missing.