The iQOO Z5 will launch later in September 2021
iQOO instituted the Z series of smartphones as upper-mid-tier smartphones, perhaps the next step down from its flagship line. If so, the new 8 and 8 Pro will have a new counterpart called the Z5. The brand has confirmed that the upcoming device exists in the course of announcing its launch.
The Vivo subsidiary has confirmed that the successor to the Z3 will have a processor that is also the next generation of that phone's processor. iQOO has also officially unveiled the Snapdragon 778G as the Z5's SoC. It will be paired to top-end LPDDR5 RAM, as well as internal storage with UFS 3.1 speeds.
iQOO is keeping any further specs under wraps for now. However, the appearance of a new device called the Vivo V2148A with the 778G on the Google Play Console has led to speculation that it is the Z5 (or possibly the Z5 Pro). If so, it might offer 8GB of its potentially fast RAM on its September 23, 2021 premiere.