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iQOO hypes its upcoming mid-2021 flagship phone's powerful dual main camera set-up

The latest iQOO 8 camera teaser. (Source: iQOO)
The latest iQOO 8 camera teaser. (Source: iQOO)
The smartphone brand iQOO's teasers for its premium 8 series have been painting it as a refresh of the existing 7 flagship with a newer SoC. However, it has now also revealed that the upcoming devices might have more to them besides that. This, according to the latest leaks, includes an upgrade to dual high-res rear shooters.

The Vivo sub-brand iQOO is currently gearing up to launch new 8-series smartphones. Those following this process might be forgiven for thinking that the line (slated to consist of vanilla and Pro models) will emerge as versions of the current 7 top-end model, just with the newer Snapdragon 888+ processor and a slightly better screen.

However, iQOO has just revealed that the 8 series will in fact differ further from its OEM's original 2021 flagship in at least 1 more respect: its rear camera hump. The new devices will drop the triangular 48+13+13MP arrangement of the initial Chinese-market model for a more up-to-date housing that draws the eye to 2 main sensors.

One of these is now touted as something called a "micro-cloud platform" sensor of no less than 50MP in resolution, paired with a 48MP ultra-wide angle shooter. The main camera is also now slated to come with optical stabilization (even if it is virtual) and "5-axis anti-shake" technology.

For those who still value multi-camera functions, there is also a smaller f/1.75 sensor, albeit of 16MP this time, with a focal length that can vary between 14 to 60mm. Therefore, the iQOO 8 or 8 Pro may be able to cover many mobile-photography bases while also upholding its brand's reputation for gaming performance.

On the same note, the iQOO 8 devices are also now said to come with the same BMW M Motorsport-themed colorways as the 7. Attractive and unique in the market as they are, they are now also reportedly destined for tweaking in the mid-year upgrades after all.

This rear panel's latest leak hints at a different finish for the tricolor-striped "Legendary" style. The new tip suggests that there might be a new, perhaps sandstone-like this time around, thereby potentially enhancing grip in the upcoming flagship refresh.

Zooming in on a recent iQOO teaser may reveal a different finish for its BMW livery this time around. (Source: Weibo via SparrowsNews)
Zooming in on a recent iQOO teaser may reveal a different finish for its BMW livery this time around. (Source: Weibo via SparrowsNews)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-08-11 (Update: 2021-08-11)