China Telecom, also sells smartphones under its sub-brand U-Magic in the country aside selling telecommunications equipment and services in China. The company has now unveiled the U-Magic 50 5G, an affordable smartphone that can deliver 5G connectivity and high battery endurance in the entry-level market.
The U-Magic 50 5G sports Qualcomm’s entry-level Snapdragon 480 5G SoC with a large 5000mAh battery to boot. The combination of a large battery with the power-efficient chipset onboard allows for longer endurance overall for the device. Paired with 22.5W wired fast charging, the fundamentals of the device seem alright for an entry-level 5G smartphone.
Coming to the screen, the U-Magic 50 5G is equipped with a 6.5-inch dewdrop notch LCD display that refreshes up to 60Hz with a screen aspect ratio of 20:9 and a high screen-to-body ratio of 89.3%. Though the resolution of the device has not been announced in the marketing materials yet.
The U-Magic 50 5G is also equipped with a set of dual stereo speakers on the top and bottom of the device. China Telecom claims that it can deliver up to 86dB of loud audio and paired with Surround Sound 9.1, the audio experience will be further elevated for the user.
Cameras-wise, the device only has a dual-camera setup with a 13MP main sensor and a 2MP depth sensor.
The device does not support NFC, charges via USB-C and has a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone’s dimensions are 163.9 × 75.9 × 8.95 mm and weigh 196g.
U-Magic 50 5G Specifications
CPU: Snapdragon 480 5G SM4350, 2.0GHz Octa-Core
GPU: Adreno 619
Display: 6.5inch HD+-×720 20:9, TFT LCD
Storage: 128GB (up to 512GB with MicroSD)
Main Camera: Dual
- 13MP (Main, f/1.8)
- 2MP (Depth, f/2.4)
Front Camera: 8MP
Dimension: 163.9 × 75.9 × 8.95 mm
Battery: 5000mAh (Fast charging capacity 22.5W)
Colors: Silver, Black, Blue
USB: USB Type-C
Earphone jack: Yes
Authentication method: Face ID
Others: Nano SIM, VoLTE, NFC
Network: 5G compatible
U-Magic 50 5G Price and Availability
The China Telecom U-Magic 50 5G officially goes on sale in China on June 15th and will be available in only memory configuration – 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage for 1499 RMB (224 USD).
Users will have 3 colour options to choose from, which are Matte Blue, Matte Silver and Black.