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iQOO 3 launched in India with a Snapdragon 865, quad-camera setup, and more

iQOO 3 will be available in India starting at Rs. 36,990($515)
iQOO 3 will be available in India starting at Rs. 36,990($515): (Image Source: iQOO)
The veil has finally been lifted off the highly-awaited iQOO 3. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, up to 12 GB of RAM, a quad-camera setup and a 4,400 mAh battery that supports charging at 55 W. Prices start at 36,990($515) for the base variant, while the maxed-out 5G version can be had for 39,990($556).

Vivo's sub-brand iQOO just unveiled the iQOO 3, just a day after Realme unveiled the X50 Pro. The iQOO 3 is India's second 5G-ready smartphone, but a 4G version of the device will also be available. Let's take a look at what the device has to offer.

For starters, it features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC coupled with 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128 or 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The 5G version of the device will come with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. Its 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel has a refresh rate of 60Hz and up to 1200 nits of peak brightness. The 60Hz panel is somewhat puzzling, considering that high refresh rate panels are all the rage among manufacturers. It does, however, have a touch response rate of 180Hz, making it viable for gaming. The phone also comes with two customizable air triggers, similar to the ones we've seen on the original ASUS ROG Phone.

Moving on, the iQOO 3's quad-camera setup consists of a 48 MP primary sensor assisted by a 13 MP telephoto lens, a 13 MP ultrawide lens and a depth sensor. There is a 16 MP punch-hole selfie camera nestled at the top right corner. Lastly, the iQOO 3 is powered by a 4,400 mAh battery that supports 55 W wired charging. The phone will run a custom version of Android 10 called iQOO UI out of the box.

Now, let's take a look at how much the iQOO 3 will cost you. The base variant of the phone with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage will cost you Rs. 36,990($515), while the one with 256 GB storage will cost Rs. 39,990($556). These prices for the 4G versions of the device. As mentioned earlier, the 5G version comes only in one configuration with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. It is the most expensive of the lot at Rs. 44,990($655).

The iQOO 3 will be available in three color versions, namely Quantum Silver, Volcano Orange, and Tornado Black. You can buy the phone starting March 4 at noon via Flipkart and the company's official website. There is no word about offline availability just yet, but we should expect it to hit the shelves in the coming weeks.

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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-02-25 (Update: 2020-02-25)
Anil Satyanarayana
I've been an avid PC gamer since the age of 8. My passion for gaming eventually pushed me towards general tech, and I've been a stereotypical 'nerd' ever since. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and have worked in the manufacturing industry. When I'm not writing news on Notebookcheck, you can find me playing or watching an intense match of DOTA 2