It seems that the 80W fast charging that President Ni Fei teased for the nubia Red Magic 5G isn’t happening. Fei’s latest post asks people which they prefer “100W + 4,000mAh, 55W + 4,500mAh or 30W + 5,000mAh”, no mention of 80W.
We think that 55W will be the phone’s real charging speed. The Red Magic 3 and 3s charge at just 18W (with a 5,000mAh battery), so even 30W would be an upgrade. And the tech isn’t ready for 100W. But more importantly, we already saw a 3C certification for a 55W charger.
Anyway, Fei reiterated that the Red Magic 5G will have a 144Hz screen, which along with 5G puts a lot of strain on the battery. Hence capacity may be more important than speed of charge.
Interestingly, the phone is said to feature a cooling fan not for the chipset but for the battery. That made sense when the target was 80W, but now we wonder if the fan may be dropped – competing brands have hit 50W without active cooling.