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The Vivo iQOO Neo3 is set to become the world's 2nd 144Hz phone on its April 2020 launch

The iQOO Neo3 will launch soon. (Source: Vivo)
The iQOO Neo3 will launch soon. (Source: Vivo)
Vivo's iQOO sub-brand makes the Neo series of smartphones: gaming-focused devices based on flagship-grade Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. Now, the company has announced its 3rd generation. This phone will stand alongside the Red Magic 5G at the top of the current mobile display refresh-rate charts.
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The iQOO Neos are phones that started out with mid-range ambitions in the mobile gaming space. This is becuase its first generation was released with a flagship Snapdragon SoC - but the one from the previous year: it was 2018's 845, whereas this inaugural device was launched in 2019. However, its maker has decided to make its latest upgrade bang up to date with the 865 in 2020.

This phone will be called the Neo3, whereas its 2019 counterparts were the 855 and 855 Racing (as it had the 855+ refresh instead) variants. Not only does their replacements get an updated processor, but its promotional material also overtly specifies the state-of-the-art UFS 3.1 storage standard.

iQOO is also equipping this phone with a display that supports a 144 hertz (Hz) refresh rate, a spec heretofore only seen in the latest addition to Nubia's own Red Magic gaming phone line, which is also 5G. On that note, its seems the Neo3 also has this connectivity.

Some leaks also suggest the new Neo will run an up-to-date build of Android out of the box (with the March 2020 security patch), that a user will be able to adjust its refresh rate in accordance with their preferences and battery-life concerns, and that it will have a 6GB RAM base model. Vivo has revealed that this potentially ultra-fast new phone will launch on April 23, 2020.

Another poster to hype the iQOO Neo3. (Source: Vivo)
Another poster to hype the iQOO Neo3. (Source: Vivo)

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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, 2020-04-13 (Update: 2020-04-13)