Does high-performance gaming on mobile always have to come with a hefty price tag? The release of ZTE’s nubia Neo 5G challenges that conventional notion, designed to pack both performance and affordability into one device at just $299. With its release due on 15 September 2023, it might become the gaming phone that’s the most bang for your buck.
This launch adds to ZTE’s growing list of first-of-its-kind gaming phones that go the extra mile for a better mobile gaming experience, such as RedMagic 7 Pro with an in-built cooling fan, or the RedMagic 8S Pro+ with 24GB RAM. While those models give a premium performance at a higher cost, the nubia Neo 5G is ZTE’s answer to more flexible gaming mobile options, making high-end gaming experiences accessible to budget-conscious gamers without compromise.
While its base price is for the 8GB RAM / 256 GB model, the phone offers upgrades of up to 18GB of RAM, and a choice between the Phantom Black and War-Damaged Yellow variants.
As per its name, this model is equipped with the ability to handle 5G speeds through its gaming processor clocked at 2.7GHz, the Unisoc T820 6nm octa-core 5G chipset. It touts an unparalleled gaming experience with its ability to load higher than standard frame rates, eliminating lag and lengthy loading times that can disrupt gameplay.
Of course, the quality of its display has to live up to its processing speeds, which is delivered through its 6.6-inch FHD+ display (2408 x 1080 pixels) alongside a 120Hz refresh rate. Ease and quality of photo-taking are also not neglected, where its 50MP camera and Multi-Frame Noise Reduction technology reduce noise and enable photography even in low light conditions.
Endurance is also ensured for the prolonged, smooth gameplay a gaming phone should have, by hosting a 4,500mAh battery. Swift charging is also ensured through its 22.5W charger, avoiding overheating issues typically associated with simultaneous gaming and charging. A multi-layer heat dissipation structure, complemented by superconducting thermal materials, ensures effective heat dispersion even during drawn-out sessions.
The immersive gameplay experience is then complete with its 3.5 mm headphone jack and DTS: X Ultra support, providing surround sound capabilities and accommodating static, multi-channel, and object-based audio formats.