iQOO 5 & 5 Pro go official with SD 865 & up to 120W TUV-certified fast charging

iQOO 5 Pro announced price availability Nepal launch

iQOO is a Chinese smartphone brand that is known for aggressively priced premium smartphones. It was introduced as a Vivo’s gaming sub-brand and now operates on its own in India. The company has pulled the curtains off its latest smartphones – iQOO 5 and 5 Pro. Let’s check out the specs, features, expected price, and availability of iQOO 5 and 5 Pro in Nepal.

iQOO 5 and 5 Pro Overview

For the most part, the iQOO 5 and iQOO 5 Pro offer a similar set of specs and features. However, iQOO 5 enjoys 120W fast charging and a periscope camera. Similarly, iQOO is also offering the Pro model in a special BMW M Motorsport edition.

Design and Display

iQOO 5 Pro BMW Edition design

iQOO 5 lineup sports a 6.56-inch AMOLED panel. However, the Pro variant looks more premium because of the curve at the edge of its display.  The display features a circular cutout on the top left corner that houses the front camera. Given the gaming heritage of the company, iQOO has included a 120Hz screen. The touch response rate is 240Hz. The screen covers 103% of NTSC color gamut and supports HDR10+.

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On the back, the triple camera setup is enclosed inside a rectangular camera module. As mentioned earlier, the iQOO 5 Pro is also available in the BMW M Motorsport edition. The Track and Legendary color schemes reflect the bond that the two companies have.

Performance

iQOO 5 Pro Gaming performance

The performance of the devices is backed by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 processor. Given it’s a gaming-centric lineup, it would have been better if the company had included the SD 865+. The plus variant offers a higher clocked prime core. The processor is paired with Adreno 650 GPU. iQOO 5 Pro comes in two memory configurations – 8+256GB and 12+256GB whereas iQOO 5 is available in three memory configurations –  8+128GB, 12+128GB, and 12+256GB. The RAM and internal storage based on LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1 technology, respectively.

Camera

iQOO 5 Pro Camera

iQOO 5 lineup features three cameras at the back, that are arranged vertically inside a rectangular camera module. The LED flash resides just outside of it. 50MP Samsung GN1 sensor leads the setup. The sensor has previously appeared on Vivo X50 Pro+. The 13MP ultra-wide sensor can double up as a macro sensor. iQOO 5 Pro features an 8MP periscope lens for the third camera whereas the vanilla model sports a 13MP portrait lens. The former boasts 5X optical zoom and up to 60x hybrid zoom. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera.

Rest of the specs

Here, iQOO 5 features a 4,500mAh that supports 55W fast charging. iQOO 5 Pro, on the other hand, comes with a smaller 4,000mAh battery. The highlight here is the 120W fast charging that can charge the device completely in just 15 minutes. iQOO does this by using two cells that are charged simultaneously using two charge pumps. The company claims that the improved charge pump, new 6C cells, and special cell arrangement combine for 98.5% charging conversion. The devices are TUV Rheinland certified for safe charging.

There is an optical fingerprint sensor placed under the AMOLED screen. Similarly, the lineup features stereo speakers with support for Hi-RES audio. Connectivity-wise, the lineup supports dual-sim capability, 5G network, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and NFC. The phones ship with iQOO UI 1.5 based on Android 10.

iQOO 5, 5 Pro Specifications:

  • Display: 6.56-inch AMOLED; 103% NTSC color gamut, 1300 nit, HDR10+, 120Hz refresh rate; 92.6% screen ratio
  • Resolution: 2376 x 1080 pixels, 19.8:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • ROM: 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • OS & UI: iQOO UI 1.5 based on Android 10
  • Back Cameras:
    – 50MP Samsung ISOCELL GN1 primary sensor
    – 13MP ultra-wide sensor
    – 8MP periscope lens for 5X optical zoom, 60X digital zoom (iQOO 5 Pro only)
    – 32MP Portrait sensor (iQOO 5 only)
  • Front Cameras: 16MP sensor
  • Audio: Stereo speaker with HI-Res Audio
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under-display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Connectivity: Dual-sim, 5G network, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and NFC
  • Battery: 4,500 with 55W charging / 4,000mAH 120W fast charging

iQOO 5, 5 Pro Price in Nepal and Availability

iQOO 5 and 5 Pro available for pre-order in China with a starting price of ¥3,998 and ¥4,998, respectively. There is no news about the international launch yet. If it launches in Nepal, we expect the starting price of iQOO 5 and 5 Pro to be around NPR 70,000 and NPR 88,000, respectively.

Smartphone Model Price in Nepal (Expected)
iQOO 5 (8/128GB) Rs. 70,000
iQOO 5 (12/128GB) Rs. 75,000
iQOO 5 (12/256GB) Rs. 80,000
iQOO 5 Pro (8/256GB) Rs. 88,000
iQOO 5 Pro (12/256GB) Rs. 95,000
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