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Rumor | The iQOO 8 Pro is coming to India, Snapdragon 888+ and all

The iQOO 8 Pro. (Source: iQOO)
The iQOO 8 Pro. (Source: iQOO)
The iQOO 8 Pro recently launched as the world's first E5 AMOLED display smartphone. Unfortunately for fans of advanced mobile tech, it only did so in its native China. Now, however, a new Geekbench leak hints its OEM may be arranging wider availability for this flagship device.

iQOO has beaten other OEMs such as Samsung and Xiaomi to the debut of the latest kind of top-end AMOLED display in the 8 Pro. The high-end panel also boasts specs such as LTPO and high brightness to comprise a potential aspirational spec for smartphone makers in 2022. Accordingly, the inaugural E5 phone's launch may have raised hopes that it, like its 7 Legend predecessor, would make it at least as far as India in terms of a global release.

There are now indeed hints that this is indeed the case, albeit in the absence of its most sought-after specs. However, the latest tip on this subject might contradict those findings in part. It consists of a new Geekbench listing for a phone from iQOO's owner, Vivo.

Its model number is I2017, and as such comes with a prefix indicating it is destined for the Indian market. The putative iQOO 8 Pro Global Edition's 8GB of RAM is joined by the lahaina Qualcomm platform, which normally points to the Snapdragon 888.

However, the breakdown of its 8 cores that follows reveals a top speed of 3.00GHz in one of them, thereby denoting the processor's 888+ variant from the 'original' 8 Pro instead. On the other hand, this leak does not speak to the "I2017's" display specs, leaving room to wonder whether the full-fat iQOO flagship will truly start to be hyped in a new region soon or not.

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The international iQOO 8 Pro just might have surfaced on Geekbench. (Source: Geekbench 5 via Nashville Chatter)
The international iQOO 8 Pro just might have surfaced on Geekbench. (Source: Geekbench 5 via Nashville Chatter)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-09- 8 (Update: 2021-09- 8)