iQOO 8 India launch seems imminent as phone gets spotted on IMEI database

iQOO 8 series is launching in China on August 17th.

Highlights
  • iQOO 8 has appeared on the IMEI database with the model number I2019.
  • The listing confirms the marketing name of the flagship officially.
  • iQOO 8 series specs include Snapdragon 888+, 120Hz E5 AMOLED display, and a 50MP primary camera.

iQOO 8 series China launch is on August 17th and the company has been teasing the phone’s features on their social media handles. Now, ahead of the announcement, the iQOO 8 has been spotted on the IMEI database (via tipster Mukul Sharma), suggesting the flagship will indeed launch in the country soon. We can speculate the series may debut in India soon after their launch in the home soil, China. The iQOO 8 series will succeed the iQOO 7 lineup and considering the latter have been well received in India, it only makes sense for the brand to bring the successor quickly.

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Also read: iQOO 8 Pro camera specs tipped: 50MP main camera, VIS five-axis stabilisation, and more

iQOO 8 series specifications

The IMEI listing confirms the iQOO 8 marketing name with the model number I2019 and it will come with 4G LTE. The Pro variant will come with a 2K E5 AMOLED LTPO 10bit panel with a 120Hz refresh rate that will dynamically adjust between 1Hz and 120Hz depending on the content on the screen. iQOO 8 Pro is confirmed to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus SoC and supports 120W fast charging. While the standard iQOO 8 may come with the Snapdragon 870 chipset, which is the same processor powering the OnePlus 9R.

The iQOO 8 Pro will have a triple camera setup on the back and is said to have VIS five-axis anti-shale micro-cloud gimbal stabilisation. It is said to have a 50MP primary sensor on the back, a 48MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 16MP snapper with a focal length between 14mm-60mm. The Pro model is said to pack 12GB RAM and will be benefitted from a 4GB virtual RAM for better multitasking. The iQOO 8 series will be available in a special BMW Edition with a White colour hue with BWM stripes on the back panel. However, the rest of the specifications remain under wraps, for now, but since the launch is inching close we should learn more details soon.