iQOO 8 India launch around the corner as phone receives BIS certification

iQOO 8 launch date in India could be announced soon as the phone has received BIS certification in the country. The phone could arrive with iQOO 8 Legend.

Highlights
  • iQOO 8 has received BIS certification in India.
  • The phone bears the model number V2136.
  • iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Legend India launch date is yet to be revealed by the company.

iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Pro are expected to debut in India soon, though an official date is yet to be revealed. The phones launched in China back in August as successors to the iQOO 7 series. Now, while we wait for the announcement, the standard iQOO 8 has received BIS certification with the model number V2136. This certification is mandatory for any device to launch in India and also serves as an indication that the launch is nearing. This comes just days after the iQOO 8 and 8 Pro were listed on the IMEI database. Reports suggest the iQOO 8 Pro could debut in India as iQOO 8 Legend. Interestingly, iQOO is also said to be working on the iQOO 9 series, which could launch in early 2022. 

iQOO 8 series specifications

The standard iQOO 8 sports a 6.56-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 1,080 X 2,376 pixels resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 92.76 screen-to-body ratio, 398 PPI, and 19:8:9 aspect ratio. The phone bears a triple camera setup on the back, a 48MP Sony IMX598 sensor with an f/1.79 lens, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 lens, and a 13MP portrait lens with f/2.46 aperture. There is a 16MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats. It is equipped with an in-display fingerprint sensor, face unlock, 120W fast charging support, and 5G network connectivity.

The iQOO 8 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC paired with Adreno 660 GPU. It packs up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The phone runs on Android 11 with OriginOS 1.0 for iQOO on top. It measures 159.06×75.14×8.63mm and weighs 199.9 grams. Connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth v5.2, and a USB Type-C port.

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On the other hand, the iQOO 8 Pro may debut in India as iQOO 8 Legend. It sports a 6.78-inch 2K Samsung E5 AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, 92.2 percent screen-to-body ratio, 517 PPI, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and DCI-P3 colour gamut. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus coupled with Adreno 660 GPU. It features a triple camera on the back, with a 50MP (f/1.75 aperture) Sony IMX766V primary sensor with gimbal stabilisation, a 48MP ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, and a 16MP portrait lens with f/2.23 aperture.

iQOO 8, 8 Pro

The iQOO 8 Pro/Legend is equipped with NFC, a centre-positioned punch-hole cutout for the selfie snapper, an in-display fingerprint sensor for security and curved edges. Connectivity features include 5G, 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth v5.2, and a USB Type-C port. It packs a 4,500mAh battery with 120W fast-charging, 50W fast wireless charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging. The iQOO 8 Pro packs 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage. It runs on Android 11 OS with iQOO custom skin on top and has a 16MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats.

We expect the specifications of the models that launch in India could be similar to the China models. We should know more details soon.

Key Specs

iQOO 8 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 | 8 GBProcessor
6.56 inches Display
48 MP + 13 MP + 13 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
4350 mAh Battery
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iQOO 8 5G Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 43,590
Release Date: 18-Dec-2021 (Expected)
Variant: 8 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Upcoming Phone