MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ powered iQOO Neo 7 makes Geekbench debut
MediaTek's newest Dimensity 9000+ SoC made quite a splash by propelling the Asus ROG Phone 6D to the top of AnTuTu's performance charts. The high-end mobile AP was rumoured to power iQOO's upcoming iQOO Neo 7 smartphone. MySmartPrice has confirmed the said rumour via a Geekbench listing. Going by previous launch cycles, one can expect to see the smartphone hit shelves (at least in China) in the coming weeks.
In Geekbench's single-core benchmark, the iQOO Neo 7 scores 1,231 points, putting it slightly behind the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1's average score of 1,316 points, according to our benchmark database. Things are better on the multi-core front, with the Dimensity 9000+ netting a respectable 4,251 points (vs 4,023 points on the Snapdragon chip. These numbers should be higher on the retail iQOO Neo 7 version with proper drivers and software. That said, it is unlikely to reach ROG Phone 6D levels of performance due to thermal limitations.
The listing also confirms that the iQOO Neo 7 (codenamed Vivo V2231A) will pack 12 GB of RAM and run Android 13 out of the box. Unfortunately for photography enthusiasts, it will miss out on the Vivo X90 Pro+'s 1-inch sensor and settle for a 50 MP Sony IMX766V found on older iQOO/Vivo flagships. It will, however, try to make up for the shortcoming with an 8 MP Sony IMX598 periscope telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom. The upgraded camera system and SoC alone make the iQOO Neo 7 a remarkable improvement over its predecessors.