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iQOO 12 and Vivo X100 hyped as upcoming Android flagships with cutting-edge internals

The iQOO 11S. (Source: iQOO)
The iQOO 11S. (Source: iQOO)
Vivo has come to the Hangzhou Asian Games to promote the top-end Android smartphones from its main brand and its "performance phone" off-shoot, iQOO. The company has also indicated that both series will get next-gen flagships, slated to benefit from new custom silicon and/or new camera sensors.

Vivo has unveiled its current X90-series flagship as the "official phone" of the Hangzhou Asian Games, and its iQOO counterpart as that of the event's e-sports division. However, once this event is done, the X100 and 12 series are now officially poised to take over as their respective brands' most premium devices.

The X90 series' successors are said to take their emphasis on photography even further in their generation, with a new particularly 'real camera' telephoto lens from Zeiss to go with their potential to bring Sony Lytia sensors to their line for the first time.

The X100 line-up will also get the latest custom Vivo V3 to control and co-ordinate that hardware, now touted to have had all the R&D (and investment) of a full SoC behind it despite being more of a hybrid ISP/NPU/co-processor. 

The next iQOO flagship, on the other hand, is slated to debut with an all-new Omnivision OV50H main camera rather than inherit an established sensor from the Vivo X series for a change. It may be 50MP in resolution and be reasonably large at 1/1.28 inches.

The new iQOO flagships also stands to build on traits such as ultra-fast charging and the early adoption of 144Hz AMOLED displays - not to mention 24GB of RAM - on their launch. All of that potential "innovation" is thought to be based on the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in the case of both the next Vivo and iQOO flagships, of course.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-09- 9 (Update: 2023-09- 9)