iQOO 3 5G specs leaked ahead of launch; will pack a quad-camera setup, Snapdragon 865 and more
Sub-brands seem to be all the rage with Chinese OEMs these days. Oppo has Realme, Xiaomi has Redmi, and now Vivo's iQOO is prepping its grand entrance into the Indian market with the Vivo iQOO 3. It was supposed to be India's first 5G-ready phone, but the Realme X50 Pro stole its thunder. Let's take a look at some of the device's specs.
For starters, the Vivo iQOO 3 will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC coupled with up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. It will also be available in other storage/memory configurations. Rumors also state that there will be an LTE-only and 5G variant of the device as well. The 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel has a refresh rate of 90Hz refresh rate and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The whole thing will be powered by a 4,400mAh battery that supports wired charging at up to 55W.
Very little is known about the Vivo iQOO 3's camera configuration. One rumor pegs it as a 64 MP primary sensor assisted by two 13 MP lenses and a 2 MP macro lens. The LTE variant will likely come with a 48 MP primary sensor. Unlike the Realme X50 Pro, there will only be one front-facing camera on the Vivo iQ00 3. Oh, and there's a headphone jack too.
The 4G variant of the Vivo iQOO 3 is expected to cost Rs 35,000 (~$490), while its 5G counterpart will set you back by Rs 40,000 ($560). It'll be interesting to see how it holds up against the equally-specced Realme X50 Pro. The phone will launch in India on February 25th. It is rather puzzling as to why OEMs are pushing 5G devices in the Indian market. In the here and now, even 4G LTE is spotty in most regions, and none of the major network providers such as Jio and Airtel have hinted anything about 5G trials.