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BMW is an official partner for the 120W iQOO phone: new leak

The new iQOO/BMW teaser. (Source: Twitter)
The new iQOO/BMW teaser. (Source: Twitter)
BMW is lending its name to the first iQOO phone to feature this OEM's latest, 120 watt (W) form of charging. At least, this is the impression given by a new poster alleged to be an official teaser for its upcoming launch event. The 2 brands are also now partners in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) racing series.
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120W charging may be a sought-after new spec in phones: not only can it charge a 4000mAh battery in as little as 15 minutes, it features in the new super-premium flagship, Xiaomi's Mi 10 Ultra. This may be why  iQOO is said to have built a whole new series of phones around the new technology.

Now, the OEM has reportedly announced a special BMW-themed edition of the same at their August 17, 2020 launch. This iQOO 5 BMW or possibly Racing Edition may be the only one to support this FlashCharge 120W standard.  According to its teaser, it also has a carbon-fiber effect (at least) rear panel and a triple rear camera with a periscope lens.

In other news, the same 2 brands have unveiled a partnership for the DTM, a motorsport series in which BMW is a competitor. Given that it takes place in Europe, this may also be a sign that iQOO wants to break into the same market. Should it bring its well-priced flagship Z and Neo lines with it, the latest generations of which feature top-end Snapdragon and Dimensity silicon, it may find a good reception there.

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I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-08-12 (Update: 2020-08-12)