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The iQOO Z1 is to launch in May 2020, may cost less than the also-premium Neo3

A new iQOO Z1 teaser. (Source: iQOO)
A new iQOO Z1 teaser. (Source: iQOO)
The Z1, an upcoming phone from Vivo's high-value sub-brand iQOO, is currently tipped as the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ version of the Snapdragon 865-powered Neo3 from the same. Its launch date has now been officially revealed, alongside new teasers that show how this phone will look.
Deirdre O Donnell,

Vivo had stated that it would release a phone with the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ SoC even as this overhauled chipset was being launched. Now, the OEM has revealed that this device is to be called the Z1, and will have a display with an ultra-high-end 144Hz refresh rate to boot.

This detail has been accompanied by additional relevant claims from the eminent Weibo tipster DigitalChatStation. According to this account, the Z1 will have the same specs as the pre-existing Neo3 - except for the processor, obviously. Therefore, it could have between 6 and 12GB of RAM, as well as 128 to 256GB of internal storage, which could be LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1 respectively.

The latest Z1 teasers show a display that has a single punch-hole in its upper right corner. It would indeed have this in common with the Neo3 (as well as with the Meizu 17 Pro). Therefore, it too may have a 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD display.

However, the new phone is also now said to start even cheaper than the Neo3, which asks 2698 yuan (~US$380) for a base model. These details will be confirmed or denied at the phone's launch, which is now set for May 19, 2020.

Some promotional and leaked images for the iQOO Z1. (Source: iQOO, Weibo)
Some promotional and leaked images for the iQOO Z1. (Source: iQOO, Weibo)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-05-11 (Update: 2020-05-11)
Deirdre O'Donnell
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.