iQOO Neo 5 India launch imminent as phone receives BIS certification

iQOO Neo 5 price in India is expected to fall under Rs 30,000 and the phone may release along with the iQOO 7 Legend later this month.

Highlights
  • iQOO Neo 5 with the model number I2012 has received the BIS certification.
  • The handset is expected to launch in India alongside the iQOO 7 Legend.
  • iQOO Neo 5 specifications include 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 870+ SoC, and 66W fast charging.

iQOO Neo 5 India launch is getting closer and closer as the phone has now received BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certification with the model number I2012. This was spotted by tipster Mukul Sharma. The BIS certification is essentially the green light for the product to launch in India. This comes after the handset was spotted at the Google Play Console website with key details. It is highly possible the iQOO Neo 5 may debut alongside the iQOO 7 Legend. The handset originally launched in China back in March and comes with a punch-hole display with FHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 870+ SoC, 8GB RAM, 66W fast-charging support and Android 11 OS out of the box.

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iQOO Neo 5 BIS

iQOO India director, Gagan Arora, in an interview, said the iQOO 7 Legend will launch in India by the end of this month and will be priced aggressively. The company has already teased the iQOO 7 Legend price in India will be under Rd 40,000. The iQOO Neo 5 price, on the other hand, is expected to fall under Rs 30,000.

iQOO Neo 5 specifications

iQOO Neo 5 flaunts a 6.62-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 2,400×1,080 pixels resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+, 1300 nits brightness, and centre-positioned punch-hole cutout for the selfie snapper. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC coupled with Adreno 650 GPU, up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB expandable UFS 3.1 storage. iQOO Neo 5 5G runs Android 11-based OriginOS custom skin on top and packs an in-display fingerprint sensor for security, stereo speakers and Hi-Fi audio. A 4,400mAh battery with 66W fast-charging support fuels the phone. Connectivity options include 5G SA/NSA, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, GPS/GLONASS, and USB Type-C port.

As for cameras, iQOO Neo 5 packs triple cameras at the back, with a 48MP Sony IMX598 primary sensor with OIS, LED flash, a 13MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle lens with 120-degree field of view and 2.5cm macro, a 2MP (f/2.4) mono sensor. There is a 16MP camera on the front for selfies and video chats. It measures 163.34 X 76.37 X 8.43mm and weigh 196 grams.

iQOO Neo 5 price

The iQOO Neo 5 price starts at RMB 2,499 (around Rs 27,900) for the 8GB+128GB base variant, RMB 2,699 (around Rs 30,100) for the 8GB+256GB model and RMB 2,999 (approx Rs 33,500) for the 12GB+256GB version. It comes in Black, Cloud Blue, and Pixel Orange colours. India price should be on similar lines. We should know more information soon.