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A possible iQOO Neo3 complete with Snapdragon 865 SoC appears on Geekbench

A new official iQOO Neo3 render. (Source: Weibo)
A new official iQOO Neo3 render. (Source: Weibo)
The iQOO Neo series' next generation is the 3, a phone touted to combine the highest-end of flagship phone specs at the lowest price. Its model number has appeared as the title of new listings on Geekbench 4, which may help set some of them further in stone. This "Neo3" has posted healthy scores for its conformation.

The upcoming iQOO Neo3 has recently appeared on the AnTuTu database, displaying the Snapdragon 865 processor the brand had teased it as having previously. It also returned UX scores in this test which may or may not be a consequence of its also-hyped 144Hz refresh rate. The phone was listed as the V1981A on this benchmark, a model number that follows the conventions of its parent company Vivo. Now, the same number has appeared on Geekbench 4.

These new sets of results may confirm the 8GB of RAM hinted at in the Neo3's AnTuTu score-card. They also list a Qualcomm SoC with a speed of 1.8GHz and the code-name kona - which is how the 865 shows up on this benchmark. Similarly, the OS is detected as Android 10.

These specs have helped the "iQOO Neo3" achieve scores that put it squarely in place among many other comparable flagship-grade phones. On the other hand, they cannot quite touch the absolute top end of these rankings, which is currently occupied by devices such as the Nubia Red Magic 5G, the only other premium handset with a 144Hz display at the time of writing.

Then again, it now seems the Neo3 may be able to win in terms of sales. iQOO has been talking it up even further in the run-up to its launch by claiming that it will be the cheapest Snapdragon 865-powered phone on the market at that point. This could be an impressive feat indeed, especially considering it also apparently has the UFS 3.1 storage standard most 2020 flagships have failed to upgrade to at present.

Finally, iQOO has sweetened this deal even further by promising dual stereo speakers in the Neo3. All of these flagrant claims will be confirmed or denied at the phone's April 23, 2020 unveiling.

The "Neo3" on Geekbench 4. (Source: Geekbench via MySmartPrice)
The "Neo3" on Geekbench 4. (Source: Geekbench via MySmartPrice)


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-04-19 (Update: 2020-04-19)