Vivo iQOO Neo gaming phone with Snapdragon 845 SoC and 4,500mAh battery launched

“The Vivo iQOO Neo is a gaming-centric smartphone with the 4D Game Shock 2.0 and Multi Turbo tech”

Earlier this year in March, Vivo sub-brand iQOO introduced its first eponymous smartphone. Today, at an event in its home market of China, the company has introduced its second handset called the iQOO Neo. Similar to the iQOO, the Neo also arrives as a gaming-centric smartphone. The iQOO Neo comes with zero-lag touch acceleration technology, which is claimed to offer improved gaming experience by keeping up with users’ finger’s speed while dragging a controller on the screen. Notably, while the brand’s first offering arrived with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 flagship processor, the iQOO Neo is equipped with the last year’s Snapdragon 845 chipset instead.

Vivo iQOO Neo blue

Vivo iQOO Neo price

The Vivo iQOO Neo price in China has been set competitively at RMB 1,798 (~Rs 18,000) for the base variant that has 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 64GB have been priced at RMB 1,998 (~Rs 20,000) and RMB 2,098 (~Rs 21,000), respectively. The most expensive model comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which will cost RMB 2,298 (~Rs 23,000). The phone will be available in Carbon Black and Electro-optic Violet colours.

Vivo iQOO Neo specifications

The iQOO Neo features 4D Game Shock 2.0 technology, which is an improved version of the brand’s in-game vibration tech. The smartphone also flaunts the Super Liquid Cooling technology, which keeps the smartphone cool even while having intense gaming sessions. The phone is equipped with a handful of features to boost gaming performance, like AI Turbo, Center Turbo, Net turbo, Cooling Turbo, and Game Turbo. These features are wrapped in a service called Multi-Turbo, which is capable of reducing app start-up times, increasing frame rates, and switch between networks for non-stop online gaming.

Vivo iQOO Neo FB

Talking about the other features, the iQOO Neo is equipped with an under-display fingerprint sensor. The smartphone sports a 6.38-inch Super AMOLED display bearing a resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels. The Snapdragon 845 SoC onboard is mated with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. At the rear, you have a triple camera setup, which is placed vertically. There’s a 12MP primary snapper, aided by an 8MP secondary shooter and a 2MP third sensor. On the front, the handset has a 12MP camera.

Software-wise, the iQOO Neo boots FunTouch OS 9 that’s based on Android Pie. The connectivity features include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C port, and A-GPS with GLONASS. Lastly, the handset is packed with a 4,500mAh battery that supports 22.5W fast charging technology. Notably, the phone’s predecessor arrived with a 4,000mAh battery with support for a whopping 44W fast charging tech.

Key Specs

Vivo iQOO Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 | 6 GBProcessor
6.38 inches Display
12 MP + 8 MP + 2 MPRear camera
12 MPSelfie camera
4500 mAh Battery