iQOO 7 India variant will not be powered by Snapdragon 888 SoC

Highlights
  • It seems the iQOO 7 India variant will be a rebrand of the iQOO Neo 5
  • This means the handset will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset
  • The iQOO 7 India launch date is April 26th

The iQOO 7 series India launch date is April 26th, with the lineup will be available via Amazon post the unveiling. The series is confirmed to include the standard iQOO 7 and the iQOO 7 Legend. iQOO had already mentioned that a Snapdragon 888 power model will be priced under Rs 40,000 to better compete with the OnePlus 9 and other flagships in the segment. Now, ahead of the official announcement, the standard iQOO 7 has been listed on Amazon and the teaser images suggest the phone will be a rebrand of iQOO Neo 5 that launched in China recently and not the iQOO 7 model that was launched in China. In addition to that, the Amazon listing confirms the iQOO 7 will be powered by the Snapdragon 870 SoC.

Considering iQOO had already teased the Snapdragon 888 powered iQOO 7 Legend will be priced under Rs 40,000, we can speculate the standard iQOO 7 may cost even less, probably between Rs 30,000 and Rs 35,000. Either way, these are just mere speculations at the moment as there’s always a possibility that things may change at the official launch later this month.

iQOO Neo 5 specifications

iQOO Neo 5 sports a 6.62-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 2,400×1,080 pixels resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+, and 1300 nits brightness. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC paired with Adreno 650 GPU, up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB expandable UFS 3.1 storage. The phone boots Android 11-based OriginOS custom skin on top and packs a 4,400mAh battery with 66W fast-charging support. Connectivity options include 5G SA/NSA, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, GPS/GLONASS, and USB Type-C port. 

iQOO Neo 5 packs triple cameras at the back, with a 48MP Sony IMX598 primary sensor with OIS, LED flash, a 13MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle lens with 120-degree field of view and 2.5cm macro, a 2MP (f/2.4) mono sensor. There is a 16MP camera on the front for selfies and video chats. It measures 163.34 X 76.37 X 8.43mm and weigh 196 grams. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor for security, Hi-Fi audio, and stereo speakers.

iQOO Neo 5 price

The iQOO Neo 5 price starts at RMB 2,499 (around Rs 27,900) for the 8GB+128GB base variant, RMB 2,699 (around Rs 30,100) for the 8GB+256GB model and RMB 2,999 (approx Rs 33,500) for the 12GB+256GB version. It comes in Black, Cloud Blue, and Pixel Orange colours. We can expect the iQOO 7 India prices to be on similar inlines if it’s indeed iQOO Neo 5 rebrand.

Key Specs

Vivo iQOO Neo 5 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 | 8 GBProcessor
6.62 inches Display
48 MP + 13 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
4400 mAh Battery
Vivo iQOO Neo 5 5G Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 27,890
Release Date: 24-Jun-2021 (Expected)
Variant: 8 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Upcoming Phone