Last month, Xiaomi unveiled its flagship Mi 11 powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. And now, another Chinese smartphone brand has launched its SD 888-powered phone. Yesterday, Vivo’s sub-brand iQOO hosted an event to launch its latest flagship – iQOO 7 in China. Let’s learn more about the specs, features, expected price, and availability of iQOO 7 in Nepal.
iQOO 7 Overview:
Design and Display
Here, iQOO 7 sports a 6.62-inch AMOLED display with an FHD+ resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The aspect ratio here is 91.4%. The screen has a 120Hz refresh rate and supports an instantaneous touch sampling rate of 1000Hz. The phone has a center-aligned punch-hole cut out for the selfie camera. This results in a 91.4% screen to body ratio.
Additionally, the screen covers 105% of 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 three cameras have been arranged in a triangular shape like the one in the new Vivo X60 series or the X50 lineup before it. The device is available in three color options. The Legendary edition has tri-color lines on the right side that resemble the racing track, the Backland comes with textured lines, while the Submersity Blue has a gradient Blue and White finish.
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 task compared to its predecessor. The chipset now comes with an integrated 5G modem. Additionally, iQOO has implemented a new antenna layout on this phone for better signal and reduced interference. The phone uses three antennas smart switching for better results.
For the cooling purpose, iQOO has included a 4096mm2 heat pipe 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.
There are two memory configurations to choose from – 8/128GB and 12/256GB. iQOO has used LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1 technologies for RAM and internal storage, respectively.
The triple camera setup on 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 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 4000mAh battery in the iQOO 7 is composed of two cells – each with a 2000mAh capacity. This dual-cell design allows the phone to support 120W wired fast charging. iQOO claims that the device can go from 0 to 100% in just 15 minutes. The phone has an in-display fingerprint scanner for biometrics. In terms of connectivity, the phone has 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 6 support, 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 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)
- RAM: 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
- ROM: 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 storage
- OS & UI: Origin OS based on Android 11
- Back Cameras:
– 48MP primary sensor
– 13MP ultra-wide sensor
– 13MP portrait camera
- Front Cameras: 16MP sensor
- Audio: Stereo speaker with Hi-Res Audio
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under-display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Connectivity: 5G network, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC
- Battery: 4,000mAh (2×2000); 120W fast charging
iQOO 7 Price in Nepal and Availability
iQOO 7 is available for pre-order in China where the price of the base variant (8/128GB) is 3,798 Yuan. As of now, we are yet to see iQOO phones arrive officially in Nepal. But you might get a hand on it through unofficial handles. As such, we expect the starting price of iQOO 7 in Nepal to be around NPR 75,000.
|iQOO 7||Price in China||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|8/128GB||3,798 Yuan||NPR 75,000|
|12/256GB||4,198 Yuan||NPR 80,000|
- Check out our review of the Vivo V20 SE.