iQOO Z1 5G launched with MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ SoC, 144Hz refresh rate: price, specifications

iQOO Z1 is the world's first smartphone to be powered by the Dimensity 1000+ chipset

  • iQOO Z1 price in China is RMB 2,198 (approx Rs 23,410)
  • The smartphone supports 5G and 44W fast charging

As promised, iQOO has launched the world’s first MediaTek Dimenisty 1000+ chipset-powered smartphone, called the iQOO Z1 5G. The brand has unveiled the handset in its home market China. Apart from the new chipset, the iQOO Z1 5G features the same design and core specs as the iQOO Neo 3, which was launched last month with the Snapdragon 865 SoC at the helm. The iQOO Z1 comes with a punch-hole display and touts a 144Hz high refresh rate. The smartphone also highlights a 48MP triple camera setup, 5G connectivity, and 44W fast charging tech.

iQOO Z1 5G price and availability

The iQOO Z1 5G price is set at RMB 2,198 (~Rs 23,410) for the base 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. The 8GB RAM + 128GB and 8GB RAM + 256GB variants cost RMB 2,498 (~Rs 26,600) and RMB  2,798 (~Rs 29,800), respectively. The iQOO Z1 comes in Space Blue and Galaxy Silver colour options, and a special edition colour, called One Piece. This colour features the One Piece skull and logo on its back. The phone is up for pre-orders in China with the actual sale beginning from June 1st.

In addition to iQOO Z1, the company has also unveiled a Bluetooth controller with a joystick and neckband wireless earphones priced at RMB 159 (approx Rs 1,692) and RMB 269 (approx Rs 2,863), respectively.

iQOO Z1 5G specifications

As far as the specifications go, the iQOO Z1 5G sports a 6.57-inch Full-HD+ LCD display 144Hz and a punch hole in the top-right corner. The handset is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ SoC that is paired with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage onboard. The handset houses a 4,500mAh battery and supports 44W fast charging tech that is rated to juice up the device from zero to 50 percent in just 23 minutes.

For photography, the triple rear cameras of the Vivo Z1 includes a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP wide-angle-lens and a 2MP macro sensor. The handset ships with 4K video recording, portrait mode, LED flash and more. On the front, there is a 16MP snapper in the punch-hole cutout for selfies and video chats. The Z1 also features Multi-Turbo 3.5 for performance boosting as well as liquid cooling heat dissipation, which iQOO claims can reduce the temperature of the smartphone by 10-12 degrees Celsius.

There is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for security. Connectivity is handled by dual-mode 5G (SA/NSA), dual SIM (5G+5G), Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 6, 3.5mm audio jack, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port. The phone measures 163.97mm x 75.53mm x 8.93mm and weighs 194.78 grams.

Key Specs

Vivo IQOO Z1
MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus | 6 GBProcessor
6.57 inches Display
48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
4500 mAh Battery
Vivo IQOO Z1 Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 23,490
Release Date: 27-Jun-2021 (Expected)
Variant: 6 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Upcoming Phone