[Exclusive] Both iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Legend will launch in India soon

iQOO 8 Legend and iQOO 8 will both launch in India soon and are expected to arrive later this month or in November.

  • iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Legend aka Pro will be launching in India.
  • The phones are expected to debut later this month or in November.
  • iQOO 8 series originally debuted in China in August as successors to the iQOO 7 lineup. 

iQOO 8 and 8 Pro flagships were launched in China back in August and come as successors to the iQOO 7 lineup. The iQOO 7 and iQOO 7 Legend phones were received fairly well in the country, thanks to their aggressive pricing. This seems to be motivating the brand to bring the iQOO 8 to the country. 91mobiles exclusively reported the iQOO 8 Legend aka iQOO 8 Pro will launch in India later this month or early November. Now, as an update to the earlier report, 91mobiles has learned from industry sources the standard iQOO 8 will also tag along. We can expect the brand to start teasing and reveal the exact date in the next few days. The phones are expected to have similar specifications as Chinese variants.

iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Legend specifications

iQOO 8 Legend/ Pro: The iQOO 8 Legend is expected to be the iQOO 8 Pro that launched in China. 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 has triple cameras 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. It has a 16MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats and an in-display fingerprint sensor for security.

iQOO 8, 8 Pro

The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus coupled with Adreno 660 GPU. It is equipped with NFC, a centre-positioned punch-hole cutout for the selfie snapper, and slightly curved edges. Connectivity features include 5G, 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth v5.2, and a USB Type-C port. The phone runs on Android 11-based OriginOS 1.0 custom skin out of the box and 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.

iQOO 8: The vanilla 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. There’s an in-display fingerprint sensor and face unlock for security and a 4,350mAh battery with 120W fast charging. It 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.

iQOO 8 Pro

The iQOO 8 packs a triple camera setup on the back, consisting of a 48MP Sony IMX598 sensor with f/1.79 lens, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 lens, and a 13MP portrait lens with f/2.46 aperture. There is a 16MP selfie snapper with an f/2.45 aperture. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth v5.2, and a USB Type-C port.

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

Key Specs

iQOO 8 Legend
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus | 8 GBProcessor
6.78 inches Display
50 MP + 48 MP + 16 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
4500 mAh Battery
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iQOO 8 Legend Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 57,290
Release Date: 06-Dec-2021 (Expected)
Variant: 8 GB RAM / 256 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Rumoured