iQOO 13 launch timeline tipped, iQOO Neo 9 Pro+ reportedly debuting next month

Highlights
  • The iQOO 13 design will be almost identical to the iQOO 12 from last year.
  • The handset is tipped to come with a dual-chip setup and a telephoto periscope camera.
  • iQOO 13 is expected to launch later this year.

The iQOO 12 series debuted in China back in November last year. While it included a Pro model, the successor aka iQOO 13 lineup may not have a Pro version, if rumours are to be believed. In the latest leak, tipster Smart Pikachu has shed some light on the launch timeframe, design, and key features.  

iQOO 13

Talking about iQOO 13, the tipster says the phone will come with a dual-chip setup. This probably means the iQOO 13 will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chipset + a dedicated iQOO graphic chip for enhanced gaming.

iQOO-13

To recall, iQOO 12 came with a periscope telephoto camera, adding versatility to the phone’s camera setup. Earlier rumours suggested the successor will not come with a periscope lens but contradicting that tipster Smart Pikachu has now said that the iQOO 13 will have a periscope telephoto camera. Additionally, there will be support for macro photography and 100x hybrid zoom. 

The tipster says the iQOO 13 will have top-notch cameras without any ‘makeshift lenses’. Talking about the design, the tipster says the phone will have a rectangular camera module placed in the upper-left corner. This is a similar placement as the iQOO 12 from last year. Earlier leaks suggested the phone would come with a flat display. This indicates that there might not be any major design changes. 

iQOO Neo 9 Pro+ is coming soon

The tipster also mentioned details about the iQOO Neo 9 Pro+. He says the phone would come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. The tipster says the phone would be announced next month July.

iQOO 13: what we know so far

Earlier leaks suggested the iQOO 13 is expected to come with a periscope telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom support. To recall, the iQOO 12 came with a 64MP telephoto lens with 3x zoom support and a 2K flat display with an AMOLED panel. 

iQOO 13 could be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chipset and pack a large 6000mAh battery with 120W fast charging support. The flagship is tipped to come with an ultra-sonic in-display fingerprint sensor but this will be a single-point sensor, which may not cover a large area of the screen. 

More importantly, rumours say the iQOO 13 would come with an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance and a super-large X-axis linear vibration motor.

Key Specs

iQOO 12 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 | 12 GBProcessor
6.78 inches (17.22 cm) Display
50 MP + 50 MP + 64 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAh Battery
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iQOO 12 5G Price
Rs. 52,998
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Best Competitors

OnePlus 12 Rs. 59,999
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Review Summary

Expert Rating
8.5/10

Design
★  
8.5
/10
Display
★  
8.5
/10
Software
★  
8.0
/10
Camera
★  
8.0
/10
Performance
★  
9.0
/10
Battery
★  
8.5
/10

Pros

  • Impressive build, IP64 rated
  • Gorgeous screen
  • Good cameras
  • Incredibly fast performance & charging speeds

Cons

  • No wireless charging
  • Bloatware
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