iQOO is tipped to join the 100W Android smartphone brigade with its next Neo flagship
Vivo's spin-off iQOO started its Neo mid-tier line to offer premium specs and features at sub-flagship prices. It has done so well with this goal in some variants that it is a shame they are rarely available outside China. Now, the eminent tipster Digital Chat Station claims that the series will get back to its roots by braving the "100W charging" arena in 2022.
This space is projected to grow and get more competitive in the coming year, whereas only a relatively small handful of devices, which are largely made by Xiaomi only to boot, dominate the sector at present. However, flagships from what is often referred to as BBK Electronics' Oga group (which includes OPPO, Realme and OnePlus) are expected to upgrade to triple-digit wattage in their upcoming generations.
Now, iQOO - which, due to its relationship with Vivo, is also under the BBK umbrella - is expected to join them. The transition might represent a significant upgrade over its 2021 Neo5 release, even though this phone supports a rate of up to 66W.
To date, not much else is known or guessed about its putative successor (likely to launch as the Neo6 or possibly 7), although it is likely to uphold its series' typical "racing" theme and reputation for additional speed-focused specs for its bracket.