Vivo iQOO Pro and iQOO Pro 5G with Snapdragon 855 Plus and 48MP camera launched: price, specifications

“The iQOO Pro 5G is the first commercial smartphone from the Vivo to come with next-gen cellular connectivity”

The Vivo iQOO Pro series has gone officially in China. The company took the wraps off its latest top-end phones dubbed as Vivo iQOO Pro and Vivo iQOO Pro 5G at an event in the country. The handsets are among the first to rock the Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC, which is an incremental upgrade to the Qualcomm’s regular Snapdragon 855 mobile platform. Moreover, the Vivo iQOO Pro 5G is the first phone from the brand to come with next-gen cellular connectivity. The Vivo iQOO Pro series — the follow-up to iQOO Neo — also features a triple rear camera with a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor, an AMOLED panel with an impressive 91.7 percent screen-to-body ratio, and liquid cooling technology.

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The Vivo iQOO Pro series is among the first to come with Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC ticking at their core.

Vivo iQOO Pro, iQOO Pro 5G price

The Vivo iQOO Pro price starts at RMB 3,198 (~Rs 32,459) for the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage. This goes up to RMB 3,498 (~Rs 35,500) for the phone’s 12GB RAM and 128GB storage version. The iQOO Pro 5G, on the other hand, costs RMB 3,798 (Rs 38,555) for the base 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version and RMB 3,998 (Rs 40,590) for the 8GB RAM with 256GB storage version. The top-end 12GB RAM with 128GB storage option will set you back to RMB 4,098 (Rs 41,600).

The phones come in Black and Blue colour options and are available for pre-order in China. The handsets will on pre-sale from August 29th and normal sale from September 2nd in the country. There is no information on the Vivo iQOO Pro series India launch yet.

Vivo iQOO Pro, iQOO Pro 5G specifications

The Vivo iQOO Pro and iQOO Pro 5G both don almost a similar design, with a waterdrop-notch display, glass finish with glow inspired by a racing car, and camera module at the top-right corner. The handsets sport a 6.41-inch Super AMOLED screen that bears Full-HD+ resolution, a small cut-out atop and 91.7 percent screen-to-body ratio. At their core lies Snapdragon 855 Plus aided by liquid cooling along with superconducting carbon fibre and temperature equalising plate for improved heat dissipation. The Vivo iQOO Pro 5G, meanwhile, has Snapdragon X50 modem with 6-antenna design, along with side-distributed antenna technology for 5G connectivity. The phonemaker ships the handsets with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB user-expandable storage.

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The Vivo iQOO series comes with liquid cooling along with superconducting carbon fiber and temperature equalizing plate.

In the camera department, the iQOO Pro series ships with a 48-megapixel Sony IMX582 sensor with an f/1.79 aperture lens + 13-megapixel 120-degree ultra-wide lens (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel depth-sensing sensor (f/2.4) for portrait shots. There is also a 12-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture on the front for selfies and video calling. The phones are driven by Android 9 Pie-based FunTouchOS 9 and houses a beefy 4,500mAh battery 44W fast-charging. Other features include an in-display fingerprint scanner, 3.5mm headphone jack, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C, and NFC. While the Vivo iQOO Pro supports 4G connectivity, the iQOO Pro 5G has both 4G and 5G. The handset measures 158.7mm x 75.7mm x 9.325mm and weighs 215 grams (for 4G) and 217 grams (for 5G).