Vivo’s gaming sub-brand announced the iQOO 7 earlier this year. The device has been repackaged as iQOO 7 Legend in India. It is accompanied by iQOO Neo5 which has been rebranded as the vanilla iQOO 7. Let’s take a look at the specs, features, expected price, and availability of the global variants of iQOO 7 and iQOO 7 Legend in Nepal.
iQOO 7 Legend Overview:
Design and Display
iQOO 7 Legend sports a 6.62-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. The screen has a 120Hz refresh rate and 300Hz touch sampling rate. It also supports an instantaneous touch sampling rate of 1000Hz. The phone has a center-aligned punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. This results in a 91.4% screen to body ratio.
Additionally, the screen covers 105% of the NTSC color gamut and has support for HDR10+ display technology as well. It’s a pressure-sensitive screen with a left and a right partition.
At the back, we get to see the rectangular camera bump. The device is available with tri-color textured lines on the right side that resembles a racing track. It is to represent the partnership with BMW M Motorsport.
Performance and Memory
On the performance side of things, the new Snapdragon 888 brings double-digit improvements over its predecessor. The new chipset performs 25% better in CPU-related tasks and 35% better in GPU-related tasks compared to the iQOO 5. Additionally, iQOO has implemented a new antenna layout on this phone for better signal and reduced interference. iQOO 7 Legend uses three antennas smart switching for better results.
For cooling purposes, iQOO has included a 4096mm2 vapor chamber along with a capillary structure power pump. To aid gamers, there is Multi-Turbo 5.0 that optimizes network speed, memory, and power consumption for a better gaming experience.
The triple camera setup at the back consists of a 48MP primary camera accompanied by a 120-degree ultra-wide camera and a 13MP portrait lens. The primary camera has support for Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) for steady images and videos. Some of the features of the rear camera setup include – vlog mode, Super Night View 5.0, Dark Night Vision 2.0, Panorama Night View.
Rest of the specs
Moving on, the phone has a 4000mAh battery but the charging speed is just 66W. That is a significant drop from the 120W charging on the Chinese variant of the iQOO 7. The phone has an in-display fingerprint scanner for biometrics. In terms of connectivity, it supports 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.2. The phone ships with Origin OS based on Android 11 out of the box. It has a stereo audio setup that is Hi-Res compatible.
iQOO 7 Overview
iQOO 7 sports a similar display but it lacks the pressure-sensitive partition. The rear panel also looks different as it comes with a rectangular camera bump. The AG Matte glass panel is available in two color options – Storm Black and Solid Ice Blue Blue.
The device is powered by Snapdragon 870. It is the same chipset as last year’s Snapdragon 865 but with a higher frequency Prime core. There is also a dedicated display chip that the company claims will help the device maintain stable fps. The liquid cooling system on the phone features a graphite sheet with a 6,000mm2 surface area.
The rear camera setup consists of a 48MP Sony IMX598 sensor, an 8MP ultrawide sensor, and a 2MP monochrome sensor. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie shooter. Fueling the device is a larger 4,400mAh battery with the same 66W charging speed.
iQOO 7, 7 Legend Specifications:
- Display: 6.62-inch AMOLED; 105% NTSC color gamut, HDR10+, 120Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate; 91.4% screen ratio
- Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: Snapdragon 888 5G (5nm) / Snapdragon 870 5G (7nm)
- Memory: 8/12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
- OS & UI: Origin OS based on Android 11
- Back Cameras: Triple;
– 48MP primary sensor
– 13MP ultra-wide sensor
– 13MP portrait camera / 2MP monochrome camera
- Front Cameras: 16MP sensor (punch-hole)
- Audio: Stereo speaker with Hi-Res Audio
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under-display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Connectivity: 5G network, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1/5.2, and NFC
- Battery: 4,000mAh / 4400mAh with 66W fast charging
iQOO 7 and 7 Legend Price in Nepal and Availability
The price of iQOO 7 and iQOO 7 Legend in India starts at INR 31,990 and INR 39,990, respectively. The pre-order starts on May 1. If it launches here, we expect the price of iQOO 7 and iQOO 7 Legend in Nepal to start at NPR 55,000 and NPR 70,000, respectively.
|iQOO 7 Lineup||Memory||Price in India||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|iQOO 7||8/128GB||INR 31,990||NPR 55,000|
|8/256GB||INR 33,990||NPR 60,000|
|12/256GB||INR 35,990||NPR 63,000|
|iQOO 7 Legend||8/128GB||INR 39,990||NPR 70,000|
|12/256GB||INR 43,990||NPR 75,000|
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