After the recent announcement of the Neo 5S series, iQOO has now launched a mid-range smartphone called the iQOO U5. It’s the successor to iQOO U3 and packs Snapdragon 695 chipset under the hood. So, let’s get into the specs, features, availability, and expected price of iQOO U5 in Nepal.
iQOO U5 Overview:
Design and Display
To begin, the iQOO U5 sports a 6.58-inch IPS display with FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The interesting detail to point out is that it sports a boxy appearance—similar to the latest vanilla Vivo S12—and even has a waterdrop notch.
At the back, it has a rectangular camera cutout with iQOO branding on the bottom. Likewise, the U5 is available in three colors—Dark Black, Phantom, and Silver White.
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Over on the performance side of things, it is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 695 5G chipset fabricated on a 6nm process. The graphics side of things, on the other hand, is handled by a fairly capable Adreno 619 GPU—while the phone also includes a five-layer liquid cooling system.
In terms of memory, the iQOO U5 is available with up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and a sole 128GB UFS 2.2 storage. Yet, the latter is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. The phone boots on OriginOS Ocean based on Android 12 out-of-the-box.
Moving on, it houses a dual-camera arrangement on the back led by a 50MP primary camera alongside a 2MP macro sensor. Similarly, the front has an 8MP selfie camera inside a waterdrop-style notch. Both the rear and front cameras support Super Night Scene Mode, but you don’t get that on the 4GB RAM model.
Rest of the specs
Besides this, the U5 has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Hi-Res Audio, 3.5mm audio jack, and 5G support. Similarly, it’s fueled by a 5000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging via a Type-C port.
iQOO U5 Specifications:
- Display: 6.58-inch IPS LCD, 120Hz
- Resolution: FHD+ (1080×2408 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (6nm)
- OS: OriginOS Ocean based on Android 12
- Memory: 4/6/8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128GB UFS 2.2 internal storage
- Rear Camera: Dual (50MP main, 2MP macro)
- Front Camera: 8MP sensor (waterdrop notch)
- Battery: 5000mAh, 18W fast charging
- Security: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
- Colors: Dark Black, Phantom, Silver White
iQOO U5 Price in Nepal and Availability
iQOO U5 will be available for pre-order in China from January 1, where its price starts at CNY 1,299 for the 4/128GB model. Similarly, the 6/128GB and 8/128GB variants cost CNY 1,399 and CNY 1,499, respectively. We expect the price of iQOO U5 in Nepal to start at NPR 30,000 if it launches here.
|iQOO U5||Price in China||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|4/128GB||CNY 1,299||NPR 30,000|
|6/128GB||CNY 1,399||NPR 32,000|
|8/128GB||CNY 1,499||NPR 35,000|
- Meanwhile, check out our review of the iQOO 7.