iQOO has announced its latest flagship smartphones powered by Qualcomm’s premium chipsets. The iQOO 8 series features a vanilla iQOO 8 and a Pro model. Here, we will be discussing the key specs, features, expected price, and availability of iQOO 8 in Nepal.
iQOO 8 Overview:
Design and Display
iQOO 8 is available in three finishes – Legend, Track Edition, and “Burn” (roughly translated from Mandarin). The Legend edition highlights the company’s partnership with automaker BMW, featuring a tri-color stripe.
Similarly, iQOO pays tribute to racing tracks with the carbon fiber finish on the Track Edition. Finally, the “Burn” comes with white photochromic glass which changes to orange when exposed to light.
iQOO 8 is built around a 6.56-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with support for a 120Hz refresh rate. It covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut and can produce 1.07 billion colors. Still, it’s a little dim compared to the screen on the Pro model.
Like on the Pro model, iQOO has also included an independent display chip on the iQOO 8. According to the company, this chip helps maintain a stable frame rate while also increasing power efficiency. It can also upscale SDR content to HDR.
Performance and Memory
Under the hood, iQOO 8 packs Snapdragon 888, contrary to 888+ on the Pro model. It also gets the VC (Vapor Chamber) cooling treatment as the Pro model. The phone can be configured with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It also supports Memory Fusion which is iQOO’s take on virtual RAM technology.
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iQOO 8 flaunts triple rear cameras that are arranged in an L-shape inside a rectangular module. Its 48MP primary camera uses Sony IMX598 sensor. There is no OIS but iQOO has included its parent company Vivo’s “gimbal-stabilization” technology.
It is accompanied by a 13MP ultrawide and 13MP portrait camera. Both the 13MP cameras use a Samsung ISOCELL 3L6 sensor.
Rest of the specs
iQOO 8 gets its juice from a 4,350mAh battery. It is smaller than the 4,500mAh battery on the Pro variant but retains the 120W fast charging. For this to work, iQOO has divided the battery into two cells of 2,175mAh each.
The phone boots on OriginOS based on Android 11. iQOO claims to have worked on the visual components of the UI, while also working on phone-PC connection.
iQOO 8 Specifications:
- Body (H x W x D): 159.06 x 75.14 x 8.63/8.72mm
- Display: 6.56-inch AMOLED panel, DCI-P3, 10-bit color, HDR, 120Hz Refresh Rate
- Resolution: 2376 x 1080 pixels
- Memory: 8/12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (5nm)
- Thermals: VC Liquid Cooling
- Software: Android 11-based OriginOS
- Rear Camera: Triple:
– 48MP Sony IMX598 primary
– 13MP Samsung 3L6 ultrawide
– 13MP Samsung 3L6 portrait
- Front Camera: 16MP sensor (punch-hole cutout)
- Biometrics: In-display fingerprint sensor
- Battery: 4,350mAh with 120W wired charging
iQOO 8 Price in Nepal and Availability
iQOO 8 will go on sale in China starting August 24 at a starting price of CNY 3,799 for the 8/128GB variant. Similarly, the 12/256GB variant goes for CNY 4,199. We expect the price of iQOO 8 in Nepal to start at NPR 72,000, if and when it launches here.
|iQOO 8||Price in China||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|8/128GB||CNY 3,799||NPR 72,000|
|12/256GB||CNY 4,199||NPR 80,000|