iQOO 7, 7 Legend, Z3, and Z5 Android 12 beta update to be released in December

The Android 12 beta update will start to roll out by the end of December.

Highlights
  • All iQOO phones in India will get the Android 12 beta update.
  • All four phones launched by iQOO India this year will get the beta update in December.
  • The Android 12 beta update will release for 2020’s iQOO 3 in March next year.

After Vivo’s announcement of the Android 12 beta rollout schedule yesterday, iQOO also has also announced the timeline of Android 12 beta release for its smartphones. The company has confirmed that it would be rolling out the Android 12 beta update for four of its smartphones by the end of this year. The iQOO 3 which was launched last year and still runs on iQOO UI based on Android 10 will start to receive the update by March next year.

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iQOO Android 12 beta rollout timeline

iQOO 7 – December 2021

iQOO 7 Legend – December 2021

iQOO Z5 – December 2021

iQOO Z3 – December 2021

iQOO 3 – March 2022

As per the timeline provided by the company, the iQOO 7, iQOO 7 Legend, iQOO Z3, and iQOO Z5 will start to get the update from the end of December. The iQOO 3, on the other hand, will receive the new Android version in its beta stage by March-end in 2022.

The update will be released in batches, so many users may have to wait for some more time for their devices to get the taste of Android 12 beta. The stable update for all of these devices should also follow soon after the beta one. iQOO has not stated the new features of the update, but we expect all the core Android 12 features to come alongside a few custom changes.

Android 12 features include the new Material You design language with big bubbly buttons, shifting colours, and smoother animations, along with privacy and security improvements. Apart from these, you can look forward to stacked notifications and new media widget too. Additionally, Android 12 is claimed to be more responsive and faster, while also managing better power efficiency. Google is calling it the biggest design change in Android’s history. 

iQOO made a strong comeback into the Indian market earlier this year, after last year’s single launch with the launch of the iQOO 7 series. The company then launched its new Z series phones at different points to offer users better options. The brand tried to offer premium features at an affordable price point, a strategy that a lot of brands have tried to woo customers.

Also Read: iQOO Z5 5G review: a compelling VFM mid-ranger that cuts both ways

Key Specs

iQOO 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 | 8 GBProcessor
6.62 inches Display
48 MP + 13 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
4400 mAh Battery
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iQOO 7 Price
Rs. 31,499
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Review Summary

Expert Rating4/5

Design
★★★★★
★★★★★
Display
★★★★★
★★★★★
Software
★★★★★
★★★★★
Camera
★★★★★
★★★★★
Performance
★★★★★
★★★★★
Battery
★★★★★
★★★★★

Pros

  • Performs like a champ
  • Game frame rate interpolation works well
  • Rapid wired charging speed
  • Capable main camera

Cons

  • No headphone jack
  • Can't stream HDR content yet
  • Software experience could've been better
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