EV maker “NIO” is now into stepping into smartphone market

NIO Phone Rumors Specifications
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NIO, the famous EV maker is now entering the smartphone market. This Chinese company is preparing to launch a flagship phone, powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip as per a leaked AnTuTu benchmark screenshot. In this article, we’ll walk through all the rumors and leaks surrounding the upcoming NIO Phone.

NIO Phone Rumors:

AnTuTu benchmarks

Going by a leaked AnTuTu screenshot, the upcoming NIO Phone has an “N2301” model number and scored 1,360,974. And the screenshot clearly mentions that the phone uses an overclocked version of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 — just like “Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy” chips found on Samsung’s latest flagship phones, foldables, and tablets. While Qualcomm hasn’t officially listed this chip, we’ve seen this overclocked version of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 on other Chinese smartphones like Nubia’s Red Magic 8S Pro series.

NIO phone Antutu Benchmark

As seen on the snapshot, this chip brings one prime Cortex-X3 core clocked at up to 3.36GHz, two Cortex-A715 cores at 2.8GHz, two Cortex-A710 cores at 2.8GHz, and three Cortex-A510 running at 2.0GHz. While on the graphics side, there is the Adreno 740 GPU. Furthermore, we can also see that the NIO Phone has at least one variant with 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM, 1TB of UFS 4.0 storage, and it runs on Android 13 OS.


As per CnEVPost, the company has received the license to access the internet in China from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Similarly, the NIO phone got its radio approval certificate on June 12, allowing it to use 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G networks plus Ultra-Wideband (UWB), which can work as a car key.


Other than this, rumors suggest that the phone will sport a 120Hz screen. On the charging side, it will support 100W fast wired charging. Meanwhile, other info like the design, battery size, and camera is still yet to surface. NIO is supposedly working on a smartwatch to launch alongside its first smartphone as well.

NIO Phone Launch and Availability

As of now, we have no info on a specific launch date or the price of the phone. However, the company might release it in Q3 of 2023 with initial availability in China. We’ll update the article as and when new details surface online.