Transparent nubia Red Magic 5G finally arrives for pre-order

Yordan, 20 May 2020

The nubia Red Magic 5G gaming smartphone was unveiled more than two months ago. The handset has been on sale across the globe, but only in its regular color options - Black, Mars Red, or Cyber Neon. A fourth option, called Transparent Edition, was initially introduced, but hasn’t seen the light of day ever since.

Today, this is changing - nubia has posted the device for pre-order in China for the price of CNY4,599 - that’s the cost for the version with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage.

Transparent nubia Red Magic 5G front, sides, and back Transparent nubia Red Magic 5G front, sides, and back Transparent nubia Red Magic 5G front, sides, and back
Transparent nubia Red Magic 5G front, sides, and back

The Transparent Edition doesn’t really have a transparent back per se - it is a sophisticated sticker on the inside of the protective glass that is showcasing where key components are placed without actually revealing stuff like the battery or other internals on the bottom half. The brand claimed you can see the fan spinning through the glass, but that looks like a marketing gimmick picturing what is happening on the inside.

We’ve already reviewed the smartphone and we are impressed with what nubia has done to the Red Magic smartphone. At the time of the arrival, it was the only smartphone with a 144 Hz refresh rate, it has a good performance for its price, and it brings shoulder triggers for optimal gaming.

While pre-orders are live at JD.com, the actual flash sale is scheduled for May 31 at 10:00 GMT +8. During the launch in March, we also heard about a Red Magic 5G with 16 GB RAM that should cost north of CNY5,000 (over $700), but nubia is keeping silent for now.

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  • Redmagic 5G owner

Half part of the back, in the fan side shows transparent. Only the fan has movement when in game mode so i guess its transparent

You know there good clear case right

  • DFF

If you use a cover on your phone, this edition of the phone is not for you.

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