RedMagic debuts high-end QD-OLED and MiniLED gaming displays

Mike Wheatley

RedMagic, the subsidiary of Chinese smartphone manufacturer Nubia Technology, has announced the launch of a couple of tantalizing, high-end gaming monitors, including its first-ever QD-OLED display based on a panel from Samsung Display. It also launched a more affordable Mini-LED display with high brightness and a rapid refresh rate.


First up is the RedMagic Realm, a 49-inch curved gaming monitor featuring a QD-OLED display. It’s said to have a curvature of 1800R and operate natively at 4K/240Hz, with a super-fast 0.03ms response time aided by AMD’s FreeSync and Nvdia’s G-SYNC technologies to ensure super smooth gameplay.

The QD-OLED panel is the same as the one featured on the Samsung Odyssey OLED G95SC gaming monitor, so it should ensure an excellent contrast ratio, while the display itself is certified as VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400, which guarantees that it will always achieve brightness of 400 nits, with 50-times superior dynamic range than DisplayHDR 1000-certified monitors. In terms of colour accuracy, the RedMagic Realm is said to cover 99% of the DCI-P3 colour space gamut.

There are tons of useful connectivity options too, with a single HDMI 2.1 port, two DisplayPort 1.4 slots, a pair of USB Type-A and single USB Type-B and USB Type-C ports, along with a single 3.5mm headphone jack. In terms of audio, it comes with a pair of 5-watt speakers built in.

For now, RedMagic has only confirmed pricing in China, and has not offered any details regarding a global release. It’s said to be priced at 9,499 RMB, or around $1,330, which makes it quite competitive with some of the alternative 49-inch QD-OLED gaming monitors currently available.

As for the RedMagic 5088 Partition, this is the company’s first-ever MiniLED monitor and it boasts an impressive 5,088 local dimming zones. It’s capable of achieving even higher brightness than the RedMagic Realm at up to 1,400 nits, and it offers a rapid 160Hz refresh rate with 4K resolution.


The inclusion of the Mini-LED backlight zones has helped the display to achieve VESA DisplayHDR 1400 certification, which means it is certified to deliver 1,400 nits peak brightness as claimed and a 3.5-times superior dynamic contrast ratio than any DisplayHDR 1000-certified monitor. It should also provide superb colour accuracy thanks to its 99% coverage of the DCI-P3 colour space.

RedMagic said the 5088 Partition comes with various connectivity options including two HDMI 2.1 port, two DisplayPort connectors and a bunch of USB ports. Additionally, it is compatible with adaptive sync on Nvidia and AMD GPUs, the company said.

Like the RedMagic Realm, the Partition 5088 has only been announced in China thus far, priced at 5,999 RMB, which translates to around $840. Once again, a great price, assuming it becomes available globally.