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(Pocket-lint) - Nubia has announced its next gaming phone. It's launching in China first but will get a global release soon.

Called the RedMagic 5G, it features the highest refresh rate screen on the market - 144Hz - as well as the latest flagship processor from Qualcomm with dual-mode 5G connectivity. The RedMagic 5G packs a 6.65-inch FHD+ (2340x1080pixels) AMOLED panel with a 144Hz refresh rate.

Other features include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 with an X55 modem, up to 16GB RAM and 256GB UFS 3.0 storage, an 8-megapixel selfie camera, a 64-megapixel rear camera, a built-in optical fingerprint scanner, and a 4,500mAh battery and up to 55W fast charging.

Oh, and there's Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, a headphone jack, and a three microphone setup for optimal audio capture. There are Shoulder Trigger buttons, too, with a 300Hz sampling rate and a 3ms touch delay. As for software, it runs Red Magic OS, which is based on Android 10.

The base 8GB/128GB model will go for CNY3,799 ($540), while 12GB/128GB model will cost CNY4,099 ($585), and the 12GB/256GB model will be CNY4,399 ($625). Finally, there's the 16GB RAM and 256GB storage model for CNY4,999 ($712). But there's also a "Transparent Edition", which will go for CNY 4,599 ($655) if you want the 12GB/256GB model. The 16GB/256GB model will cost CNY 5,199 ($740).

You can get RedMagic 5G from March 19 in China, and it will release globally from April in Black, Mars Red, and Cyber Neon colours.

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Originally published on 12 March 2020.