iQOO 8, iQOO 8 Legend India launch seemingly cancelled

Amidst the ongoing chipset shortage, the iQOO 8 series India launch has reportedly been cancelled. Fans will now have to wait for the upcoming iQOO 9 series instead.

Highlights
  • iQOO launched its iQOO 8 series of smartphones a little while ago in China.
  • The India launch of the iQOO 8 series, however, has reportedly been cancelled.
  • While the exact reason is unknown, the cancellation could be due to the ongoing chip crunch.

Not too long ago, iQOO released its latest flagship lineup, the iQOO 8 series, in China. The iQOO 8 series comprises the vanilla iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Pro. While both iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Pro (iQOO 8 Legend for India) were slated to arrive in India, it now seems like the launch might be cancelled and fans might have to wait for the iQOO 9 series launch instead. The iQOO 8 series smartphones have already received several certifications for the Indian market, but at the end of the day, it boils down to various market factors which influence the launch of a product.

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iQOO 8 series launch in India likely cancelled

As per tipster Debayan Roy on Twitter, the iQOO 8 series India launch has been cancelled. The source has not provided us with any reason behind the cancellation, so we cannot really say for sure what the reason could be. Our best guess could be the ongoing global chipset shortage, which has affected a lot of industries, including the smartphone sector. This leaves fans of the brand waiting for the upcoming iQOO 9 series of smartphones. The iQOO 9 lineup, in any case, is not too far away from now. As a matter of fact, if previous reports are to be believed, the iQOO 9 series launch in India is set for January 2022.

We should also point out that this latest tip is not yet confirmed as the brand has not given any signs of the iQOO 8 series being cancelled for India (though the brand has not given any signs of a launch either). So, we would suggest our readers take things with a slight pinch of salt till the time things become officially clear. In case you are curious to learn more about the iQOO 8 and the iQOO 8 Pro, you can head to our previous coverage for the same.

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