After lots of teaser and leaks, VIVO has officially announced its first gaming-focused smartphone — the VIVO iQOO. It is VIVO’s fastest phone till date and comes equipped with Qualcomm’s latest chipset Snapdragon 855 and up to 12GB of RAM.
The VIVO iQOO comes with a vapor chamber liquid cooling technology to make the overall system cool when you are gaming. There’s also Multi-Turbo boost feature, which is purely done by software to bolster the game load time by 30% and frame drops by 70%.
Despite being a gaming phone, VIVO iQOO is equipped with triple cameras at the back. There’s 12MP primary lens (Sony IMX363 sensor), 13MP wide-angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensing lens.
The front is a 6.41-inch AMOLED display with FullHD+ resolution (2,340 x1,080) and a tiny dewdrop notch where sits a 12MP selfie snapper. There are many memory configurations of the VIVO iQOO and every variant except 6/128GB will feature a 44W Super FlashCharge fast charging tech. The 6/128GB gets the not-so-fast 22W fast charging.
The VIVO iQOO also offers the under display fingerprint scanner, which was expected since even cheaper VIVO V15 Pro is getting one. There’s 4000mAh battery with USB-Type C port for charging and data syncing.
To give the vibe of a gaming phone, there’s a LED strip on the back of the device and left and right pressure-sensitive buttons on the mid-frame.
Pricing & Availability:
The VIVO iQOO is available for pre-order in China and according to Engadget, VIVO plans to bring it outside China sometime in the future. The 6GB/128GB base variant costs only $450, while the high-end 12GB/256GB variant costs $640.
Full Specifications (in a Nutshell)
- OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) with Funtouch OS 9
- Display: 6.41-inch (1080 × 2340 pixels) Full HD+ Super AMOLED 19.5:9 aspect ratio display
- Chipset: Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 with Adreno 640 GPU
- Memory: 6GB LPDDR4x / 8GB RAM with 128GB / 256GB internal memory, 12GB RAM with 256GB internal memory
- Back Camera: Triple Camera – 12MP f/1.8 primary camera with LED flash, 13MP f/2.4 120-degree ultra-wide lens, 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor camera
- Front Camera: 12MP with f/2.0 aperture
- Security: In-display fingerprint sensor
- Dimensions: 157.69×75.2×8.51mm ; Weight: 196g
- Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C
- Battery: 4000mAh with 44W fast charging
- Price: Starts from $450