Back in January, we first heard about Vivo’s plan to spin-off iQOO as an independent brand in India. Recent news suggests iQOO is working to launch a new device in India called the iQOO 3 5G. The fact that the device might be premiered in India before anywhere else will make it the company’s first-ever outside its home country of China.
iQOO 3 5G overview
Soon after the rumor of spin-off, another rumor about iQOO India launching the first Snapdragon 865 device in India followed. Gagan Arora, iQOO’s Director of Marketing, has confirmed both of the news. A post on Weibo by official iQOO account has confirmed that iQOO 3 5G is on progress. We believe that the iQOO 3 5G is the same device that will be launched in India.
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Geekbench database has listed iQOO 3 5G as Vivo I1927. The device scored 914 points in Geekbench’s single-core test and managed 3,217 points in the multi-core test. The device will come with Snapdragon 865 chipset bundled with an X22 modem for 5G connectivity. Given the reputation of the brand, we were expecting the Snapdragon 865 processor. Geekbench’s database aligns perfectly with our assumptions. The database reveals the chipset to be Kona which, we all know, is the code name for the Snapdragon 865 chipset. It will be backed by 8GB of RAM and it will run Android 10 out of the box.
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According to the listing by the Chinese TENAA website, the phone will come with a 6.4-inch tall AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400. It will support a refresh rate of up to 60Hz. The display will feature punch-hole for the 16MP front shooter. There will be an in-display fingerprint scanner for security. There will be a quad-camera setup at the back with a 64MP primary sensor. It will come with a battery over the capacity of 4,300 mAh and a 55W fast charger. It is also rumored that the phone will come with 128/256GB of the new UFS 3.1 storage.
iQOO 3 5G Specifications (rumored & confirmed)
- Display: 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2440 pixels
- Rear Camera: Quad-camera, 64 MP primary lens
- Front Camera: 16MP with f/2.0 aperture
- Processor: Octa-core 7 nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
- GPU: Adreno 650
- RAM: 8GB
- Storage: 128/256GB (UFS 3.1)
- Software: Android 10
- Battery: 4300 mAh, 55W Fast Charging
- Security: Fingerprint (under display)
iQOO 3 5G official launch
The iQOO 3 5G launch will be launched within the month of February. But it isn’t going to be the only iQOO device in India this year. iQOO is also working on a 4G device. The device will not be 5G enabled and will come at a lower price.
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