iQOO 3 launched with Snapdragon 865 SoC and 55W fast-charging: price in India, specifications, sale date

“iQOO 3 is now the second phone in India after Realme X50 Pro to launch with the Snapdragon 865 SoC and 5G support”

iQOO 3 smartphone has been launched in India as the brand makes its debut outside China. It is a flagship smartphone that touts Snapdragon 865 SoC as its highlight, the same as the new Realme X50 Pro that was launched yesterday. The gaming-centric iQOO smartphone comes in both 4G and 5G connectivity options. Other key iQOO 3 specifications include pressure-sensitive buttons, up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 55W fast charging support and a new iQOO UI based on Android 10. Let’s take a look at the iQOO 3 price in India, full specifications, and other details below.

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iQOO 3 price in India, first sale date

iQOO 3 4G price in India is set at Rs 36,990 for the base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant, while the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage option is priced at Rs 39,990. The iQOO 3 5G variant, which packs 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, has been priced at Rs 44,990. The phone comes in three colour options: Volcano Orange, Quantum Silver, and Tornado Black. iQOO 3 first sale date is March 4th at 12 PM and the smartphone will be available online only for now via Flipkart and

iQOO 3 specifications

Coming to the iQOO 3 specifications, the smartphone sports a 6.44-inch punch-hole E3 Super AMOLED display with full-HD+ 1,080×2,480p resolution, HDR 10+ support, and 91.40 percent screen-to-body ratio. The screen also supports an in-display fingerprint sensor that is said to unlock the phone in 0.29s. The display supports a standard 60Hz refresh rate, but with a 180Hz touch response. Under the hood, the phone rocks the 7nm octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC paired with Adreno 640 GPU and up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS3.1 storage onboard.

Since iQOO 3 is a gaming-centric smartphone, it comes with ‘Monster Touch Buttons’ and ‘4D Game Vibration’ features. The Monster Touch Buttons are two pressure-sensitive buttons on the side frame of the phone to help users achieve quick multi-finger operations in the game, while the 4D vibration is said to offer an immersive gaming experience.

In the imaging department, the iQOO 3 sports a 48MP quad-rear camera setup. The 48MP (f/1.79) primary sensor is Sony’s IMX582, which is paired with a 13MP (f/2.46) telephoto lens with 20X digital zoom, a 13MP (f/2.2) wide-angle lens, and a 2MP (f/2.4) bokeh sensor. The front camera at the top-right corner of the phone’s screen sports a 16MP shooter with f/2.45 for selfies and video calling. The cameras are backed by Super Night mode, Super Anti Shake, Portrait mode, Portrait Light effects, AI sticker, 4K video recording at 60fps, Slow-mo, and more.

The iQOO 3 battery capacity is 4,400mAh and supports 55W fast-charging support, which promises to juice up the phone to 50 percent in just 15 minutes. Coming to the software, the handset runs on a new iQOO UI based on Android 10 that touts a smooth experience out of the box. In terms of connectivity, you get Dual 4G, 5G, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi, Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and GPS/ GLONASS. Other features include glass-sandwich design, Hi-res audio, Game Centre, Ultra Game Mode, Smart Split, and Eye Protection mode. Lastly, the iQOO 3 measures 158.51 x 74.88 x 9.6mm and weighs 214.5 grams.

Key Specs

iQOO 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 | 8 GBProcessor
6.44 inches Display
48 MP + 13 MP + 13 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
4440 mAh Battery
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iQOO 3 Price
Rs. 36,990
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Review Summary

Expert Rating4/5



  • Ultra-fast performance 
  • Capable cameras
  • 55W charging is insanely fast


  • No high refresh rate screen
  • Scope for improvement in the software department
  • No current use for 5G functionality in India
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