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iQOO 10 Pro debuts as the world's first smartphone with 200W wired charging

iQOO debuts 200W charging tech in the 10 Pro. (Source: iQOO)
iQOO debuts 200W charging tech in the 10 Pro. (Source: iQOO)
The iQOO 10 and 10 Pro have just launched with Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoCs augmented by the V1 Plus co-processor in both cases. However, the Pro variant goes even further in terms of unique features, as it has now officially won the race to 200-watt (W) "ultra-fast flash" charging. It also has the better display and rear cameras of the two.

iQOO has been teasing its "10th-gen" charging technology to debut in its flagship-refresh smartphones for some time; therefore, it is a good thing the brand has finally delivered today (July 19, 2022) with the new and ground-breaking 20V/10A GaN charger that ships in the 10 Pro's box.

As if in keeping with its launch theme, iQOO now asserts that it allows the new smartphone to charge from 0 to 100% in just 10 minutes. The new standard comes courtesy of the brand's owner, Vivo - as does the V1+ chipset that pairs to a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor for the first time.

It is rated to act as a dedicated ISP to the 10 Pro's main ISOCELL GN5 (not GNV?) camera, which also rocks gimbal stabilization (again, straight from Vivo) and supports 8K recording. It is backed up by a second 50MP camera with up-to-date 150° wide-angle functions and 3X zoom, and a third sensor with an unusual 14.6MP resolution with a 69mm lens for telephoto duties, OIS and up to 40X zoom.

iQOO notes that the V1+ should also boost 10-series display performance by keeping their frame-rates constant: for example, the 10 Pro is apparently rated to sustain a 119.09 fps rate for the duration of a 3-hour Honor of Kings session played in a 26°C room.

The screen in question is the brand's well-hyped 6.78-inch 120Hz 2K E5 LTPO 3.0 panel. This total 200W-charging package will start at 4,999 yuan (~US$741) for an 8GB/256GB base model, whereas the vanilla 10 will do so at 3,699 yuan (~US$548). Its minimum internal storage drops to 128GB, although this is not all that helps it hit this price-point.

The 10 is also a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1/V1+ device; however, the display and rear cameras boosted in this case are an FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate but without LTPO 3.0, and a gimbal-less GN5/13MP 120° ultra-wide/12MP 2x-zoom telephoto array respectively.

The iQOO 10 has the same size battery as its top-end counterpart (4,700mAh), yet remains on the 9 series' older (yet still nearly industry-leading) 120W wired charging standard, and also misses out on the Pro's 50W wireless charging spec.

The vanilla variant does, at least, get a signature iQOO orange colorway as well as the 2 BMW-themed styles of the 10 Pro. Both new phones will be available from July 26, 2022 on Vivo's Chinese e-store.

iQOO upgrades to 200W wired charging in the new 10 Pro. (Source: iQOO via Weibo)
iQOO upgrades to 200W wired charging in the new 10 Pro. (Source: iQOO via Weibo)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-07-19 (Update: 2022-07-19)