iQOO 5G smartphone with Snapdragon 865 confirmed to launch in India soon

“IQOO will be the first brand to launch a Snapdragon 865-powered 5G smartphone to India”

Vivo’s iQOO brand is all set to debut in India sometime this month as a standalone entity. 91mobiles had previously reported on IQOO’s plans to launch in India. We also saw some official-looking iQOO pages go live on Twitter, Facebook as well, but it turns out those pages are fake. This was clarified by Gagan Arora, Director-iQOO, in a tweet. While the recent social media accounts may be fake, Arora did confirm in the same tweet that iQOO will indeed be launching in India, bringing the country’s first Snapdragon 865 and 5G phone. While Arora did not reveal the name of the phone just yet, speculations are rife that it could be the rumoured iQOO 3 smartphone since Vivo currently does not have a Snapdragon 865-powered 5G phone in its portfolio.

Vivo iQOO 3 specifications

Vivo iQOO 3 is an upcoming smartphone that is expected to come with a punch-hole display and an in-display fingerprint sensor. It is pegged as a direct challenger to the OPPO Reno 3, which is also tipped to come with a punch-hole display. 

As for the specifications. the Vivo iQOO 3 is said to come with a 6.44-inch Full HD+ display and a standard 60Hz refresh rate. It will be powered by a Snapdragon 865 SoC and will support 5G connectivity. The iQOO 3 is also rumoured to launch with a 48MP quad camera setup. The smartphone is said to house a 4,410mAh battery with support for up to 55W fast charging.