Nubia launches Red Magic 27in UHD Mini-LED monitor with searing HDR credentials

Everyone who's anyone wants a slice of the gaming monitor pie.

Nubia Red Magic 27in Mini-LED monitor

Chinese brand Nubia has entered the gaming monitor arena at full speed with a 27in UHD Mini-LED gaming display, featuring 1,152 dimming zones and HDR 1000 certification.

The 27in (3840×2160) UHD fast-IPS panel, sourced from AUO, refreshes at 160Hz with a 1.7ms response time. It can display up to 99 per cent of the DCI-P3, Adobe RGB and sRGB colour spaces, making this monitor a potential candidate for both gaming and video editing, a content creator’s dream.

Contrast is advertised to be 1,000,000:1, bringing us to the next most notable point of this display, its DisplayHDR 1000 certification. Nubia states this panel has 2,304 LEDs spread over 1,152 independent backlight zones (similar to AOC’s Agon Pro AG344UXM) capable of reaching 1,000nits of brightness. A real HDR screen in a market flooded with HDR400 imitators.

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And features don’t stop here. Nubia, best known for its smartphone product line, has included mmWave connectivity, allowing this monitor to cast content from compatible handsets at a range of up to 30 meters with minimal latency. How well the tech works with today’s popular phones remains to be seen, but it’s an interesting option for those who want to project without having to plug in any cables.

Wired connectivity – which most serious gamers will use – is comprised of a single DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.1, and a USB Type-C port supporting up to 90W power delivery. With such connectivity, the Red Magic should make for a nice do-it-all display, handling a PC, Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 all at the same time, with a USB Type-C to spare for a laptop or other machines.

Finally, ergonomics include height, tilt, and swivel adjustments.

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While Nubia hasn’t yet published all-important pricing, domestic pre-orders for the Red Magic 27in UHD Mini-LED monitor are expected to begin this month. The brand has also revealed plans for other variants, a carbon copy of the launch model sans mmWave connectivity, plus a QHD variant that could be very interesting if the price is right.