iQOO Neo 5 India launch inches closer, gets registered in Indian IMEI database

iQOO Neo 5 comes with a 6.62-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 870 SoC, and 66W fast wired-charging support.

Highlights
  • iQOO Neo 5 has been registered in the Indian IMEI database
  • The flagship originally launched in China earlier this month
  • iQOO Neo 5 may launch in India soon

iQOO Neo 5 India launch could be around the corner as the phone has been registered on the Indian IMEI database, as spotted by Mukul Sharma. To recall, the handset originally debuted in China earlier this month and comes as an offshoot to the company’s iQOO 5 flagship. iQOO Neo 5 specifications include a 6.62-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 870 SoC, and 66W fast wired charging support. The company has been teasing the iQOO 7 India launch as well and it is confirmed to be priced lower than the OnePlus 9. However, the iQOO 7 launch date in India is yet to be revealed and it is possible the iQOO Neo 5 could be announced on the same stage.

Also read: iQOO 7 price in India will be lower than OnePlus 9’s

iQOO Neo 5

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 with Adreno 650 GPU, up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. It runs on Android 11-based OriginOS custom skin on top and packs a 4,400mAh battery with 66W fast-charging support. Connectivity options include 5G SA/NSA, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, GPS/GLONASS, and USB Type-C port.

Moving to optics, 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, and a 2MP (f/2.4) mono sensor. On the front, it has a 16MP camera on the front for selfies and video chats. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor for security, stereo speakers and Hi-Fi audio. The phone 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.