iQOO Neo7 SE: Inaugural Dimensity 8200-powered smartphone specs and second colorway allegedly leak ahead of to-be-rescheduled launch
iQOO had planned to launch its new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered flagship smartphones 1 day after Xiaomi debuted their 13-series rivals with the same brand-new processor. However, the latter has now followed the former in announcing the postponement of this upcoming major press conference.
The Vivo sub-brand also now pledges to update consumers as soon as it has a new date for the 11-series event; in the meantime, the delay may leave some iQOO fans in even more suspense as to how the Neo7 SE can possibly stand out against the supposedly maxed-out new flagships.
The upcoming sub-premium device does have a debut with the all-new Dimensity 8200 going for it. The MediaTek SoC will drive a 6.78-inch FHD+ display with a central punch-hole and narrow (albeit not world-beating) bezels - according to the leaker Digital Chat Station, that is.
The tipster also claims that the Neo7 SE will also upgrade to iQOO's nearly top-end 120W charging for a generous 5,000mAh battery. Furthermore, the device is also tipped to follow the trend of leaving 8GB RAM SKUs in the past, going with 12 or 16GB RAM options instead.
Oddly, Digital Chat Station suggests that the former will be the one to ship with 512GB of internal storage, with only 256GB for the latter. The possibility of this being a mistake aside, the leaker seems slightly clearer on the point that the Neo7 SE might launch with a rear panel made of plastic rather than glass.
Its appearance has already been revealed thanks to iQOO's own teasers, and is thus known to integrate a camera hump quite like that of the pre-existing Neo7, albeit in a new shade of blue. According to its latest render, this choice will be offered alongside a brighter, light-bending purple gradient colorway.
All in all, it now looks like the Neo7 SE might aim for value for money over premium materials. On the other hand, as its latest leak omits a 3.5mm jack, it may not be intended to be that cheap on its launch.