Nubia’s game-changing mid-ranger finally made its debut. At a base price of CNY2,400, the nubia Play 5G is currently the most affordable smartphone that packs a 144Hz display.

nubia play 5g -1It sports a 6.65-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with 240Hz touch sampling rate and runs on a Snapdragon 765G, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage. It also packs a 5,100mAh battery that supports 30W wired fast-charging and Quick Charge 4.0.

The device employs the ICE 2.5 cooling system, which uses a 61mm liquid cooling tube in conjunction with heat-dissipating materials like graphite and thermal gel. The system can reduce CPU temperature by up to 16 degrees celsius.


nubia play 5g -2Camera-wise, there’s a 48MP Sony IMX582 main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide shooter, and a pair of 2MP sensors for macro and depth. Upfront is a 12MP module. Other features include capacitive shoulder buttons for an enhanced gaming experience.

Nubia Play 5G runs on nubiaUI 8.0 on top of Android 10 and comes in three colors – Black, Blue, and White.


  • 6GB+128GB = CNY2,400
  • 8GB+128GB = CNY2,700
  • 8GB+256GB = CNY3,000

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.