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iQOO Neo8 series launches with Android 13, 144Hz displays and at least 12GB of RAM

The Neo8 line's finish options. (Source: iQOO)
The Neo8 line's finish options. (Source: iQOO)
iQOO has officially beaten other OEMs such as Xiaomi to the launch of the world's first Dimensity 9200 Plus (or 9200+) -powered smartphone. It has the potential to outclass the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 of the Neo8 - then again, this new vanilla model has the same appreciably bright, fast AMOLED display, 120W charging and updated dual rear camera window as its Pro sibling.

The Neo8 and Neo8 Pro boast the same iQOO hallmark of a remarkably fast 144Hz refresh rate as the brand's first-gen Pad - then again, both new smartphones have been graced with very different 6.78-inch, 1,300-nit 1.5K AMOLED displays. They also feature faster 120W charging technology - however, the Pro variant stands apart as the world's first Dimensity 9200+ vehicle.

In fact, iQOO seeks to outdo potential future rivals in using this new flagship SoC refresh by further augmenting the chipset with a "5K" vapor chamber system and the same V1+ co-processor as the Neo8's Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. The secondary chipset is there to help out with things such as ISP duty for both new devices.

On that note, the Neo8 series also has OIS- and PDAF-enabled 50MP main cameras across the board - except that it is a "custom" Sony IMX 866VCS in the Pro model. It also has an 8MP ultrawide-angle shooter as a secondary rear-facing lens, compared to a basic 2MP depth sensor in the vanilla variant.

Both models do get iQOO's new "Match Point" red vegan leather finish option, joined by all-glass "Surf" and "Night Rock" alternatives. The Neo8 starts at 12GB of RAM with 256GB of internal storage for 2,499 yuan (~US$355), whereas the 8 Pro only has 16GB RAM options.

They have a minimum of 256GB in terms of storage, a configuration with a pre-order price of 3,299 yuan (~US$468).

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-05-23 (Update: 2023-05-24)