“IQOO India could start its journey in the country with three smartphones – IQOO Neo, IQOO Pro, and IQOO Lite.”
Vivo’s sub-brand IQOO would soon make its way to India, we reported exclusively just a few days back. Not only that, it would function as an independent unit in India. Furthermore, we have already received rumours surrounding IQOO India potentially launching India’s first-ever 5G smartphone, which will be powered with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset. Now, the IQOO India brand has finally made its first official mark, as the same has recently got trademarked in India. Not only that, but three of the company’s upcoming smartphones have also got the trademark – IQOO Neo, IQOO Pro, and IQOO Lite.
Amongst the three smartphones that have got trademarked, the IQOO Neo and the IQOO Pro smartphones have already been launched in China. While the former was powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, the latter came packed with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC. As far as the IQOO Lite is concerned, the moniker first popped up on the internet last year when it was spotted on the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) website. So far, we have received no information on the device, so it is a bit difficult to predict as to what all features we might see in the IQOO Lite. The coming months are going to be interesting considering Xiaomi has already announced its separation from Poco, and given that the upcoming Poco device is also in the works, we might see it competing with the IQOO smartphones.
As for the company’s first-ever 5G smartphone is concerned, 91Mobiles learned from a source that IQOO India is likely to bring a new smartphone running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G chipset in India, and it will be the first device in the country to have 5G capability. The device is tipped to launch sometime during Q1, 2020.
On top of the forthcoming development in India, the Vivo IQOO 3 and the Vivo IQOO Neo 3 smartphones are also launching pretty soon in China. Both the devices have been spotted on various certification websites lately, and the rumour mill suggests that we might see a design overhaul coming up with the Vivo IQOO 3 this time around. Notably, the IQOO 3 device will feature a standard 60Hz refresh rate display and won’t entirely be focused on gaming performance. We can expect more details on both the devices in the coming days.