iQOO phone with Snapdragon 870 chipset tipped to launch in India

iQOO India head Gagan Arora had recently confirmed the brand will launch a variety of new iQOO phones in India in different price segments.

  • iQOO may launch a phone in India with Snapdragon 870 chipset.
  • The phone could be the iQOO Neo 5 or a completely new device.
  • iQOO 7 Legend and Neo 5 are expected to launch later this month.

iQOO 7 Legend and iQOO Neo 5 are gearing up to launch in India sometime later this month. The company’s India head Gagan Arora had recently confirmed the brand will launch a variety of phones in different price segments. Now, in line with that, noted tipster Mukul Sharma claims the company is working on a phone with the Snapdragon 870 SoC for India. The iQOO Neo 5 that launched in China also ships with the same chipset. However, it isn’t clear whether the mysterious phone is indeed the iQOO Neo 5 or a totally new phone. There’s also a possibility that the company may rebrand iQOO Neo 5 for the Indian market.

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iQOO Neo 5 specifications

To recall, the iQOO Neo 5 sports a 6.62-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 2,400×1,080 pixels resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+, and 1300 nits brightness. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC paired with Adreno 650 GPU, up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB expandable UFS 3.1 storage. The phone runs Android 11-based OriginOS custom skin on top and packs a 4,400mAh battery with 66W fast-charging support.

As for cameras, the 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. It has a 16MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats. The phone measures 163.34 X 76.37 X 8.43mm and weighs 196 grams. Connectivity options include 5G SA/NSA, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, GPS/GLONASS, and USB Type-C port.