The iQOO Neo6 is painted as a gaming powerhouse in a basic premium smartphone body in new leaks
iQOO often packs so many premium specs and features into its Neo-series smartphones for such attractive prices it is a shame they are typically never seen far outside the Chinese market. The line's upcoming 2022 flagship is backed to be more of the same, as it is confirmed to pack the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor in a gaming-focused chassis.
Now, a new leak might prove a sneak peek as to how this prospect might work out in real life. The Neo6 has been added to the JD.com retail site, thereby apparently spoiling its design reveal ahead of its launch. Accordingly, the smartphone could now be described as boring in terms of looks, especially compared to some of its predecessors.
It sports another take on the square glass camera humps of which its OEM, not to mention its parent company Vivo, have become enamored as of late. A 6.62-inch display is expected to fit into this chassis, as is a 4,580mAh battery, held in with a flat-edged frame of 8.5mm in height.
The Neo6 is also said to get a bright orange rear panel option in addition to the black one shown in its JD leak, which might be made of leather and glass respectively. Meanwhile, a Weibo user with a name Google-translating to "Neo_beta" purports to preview how the same phone will hold up in terms of gaming.
This leak consists of frame-rate plots allegedly generated by a Neo6 unit running 2 different games: Bright Ridge and Peace Elite. The phone reportedly achieved 59.9 and 89.7fps respectively: very close to the ideal rate per game.
These potential gaming chops might be backed up by iQOO's own latest official teasers, which tout the potential of its new flagship SoC, along with what might be an independent display co-processor. The posters hint heavily at GPU gains of 60% compared to previous generations, as well as the ability to hit one of those 7-figure AnTuTu scores.
Then again, all of these new details still depend on confirmation during iQOO's April 13, 2022 product event.