iQOO 5 and iQOO 5 PRO announced as the company’s latest gaming phones with 6.56-inch Full HD+ AMOLED 120Hz refresh rate, a punch-hole screen with a 16-megapixel front camera, and powered by a Snapdragon 865 with up to 12GB of RAM.
When it comes to the specs-sheet, both phones tend to be identical to each other, but the iQOO 5 PRO brings more outstanding features, such as 120W fast wired charging a periscope module, and shiny glossy back panel design.
As per iQOO and BMW M Motorsport’s global partnership, the iQOO 5 Pro packs an exclusive BMW M Motorsport flavors with back finishes in carbon black and white leather with BMW’s blue and red accents colors.
iQOO 5 and iQOO 5 Pro Specs
*. Display: 6.56-inch 1080 pixels Full HD+ AMOLED 19.8:9 aspect ratio screen with HDR10+, 120Hz refresh rate, DCI-P3 color gamut, 103% NTSC color gamut
*. iQOO 5 in Blue and Grey colors
*. iQOO 5 measures 160.04x 75.60x 8.32mm and weigh 197g
*. Front camera: 16-megapixels front-facing camera with f/2.45 aperture
*. Fingerprint sensor: YES (in-display)
*. Back cameras:
– iQOO 5: Samsung GN1 50-megapixels camera sensor with f/1.85, LED flash, EIS, 20x digital zoom, 13-megapixels 120° ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and 13-megapixels 50mmportrait camera with f/2.46 and 2x zoom
– iQOO 5 Pro: Samsung GN1 f/1.85 50-megapixels camera sensor with LED flash, OIS + EIS, 13-megapixels 120° ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and f/3.4 8-megapixels periscope camera with OIS, 5x optical zoom, 60x digital zoom
*. Processor: 2.84GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 865 7nm Mobile Platform
*. GPU: Adreno 650
*. RAM: 6GB / 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
*. Storage: 128GB / 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage
*. OS: Android 10 with iQOO UI 1.5
*. SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano)
*. Connectivity: USB Type-C audio, 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/GLONASS, USB Type-C
*. Battery: 4500mAh battery (iQOO 5) with 55W flash charging and 4000mAh battery (iQOO 5 Pro) with 120W ultra-fast flash charging tech
The curved screen is more profound on the iQOO 5 PRO, but the iQOO 5 and iQOO 5 PRO sports a curved 6.56-inch AMOLED displays with a 120Hz refresh rate and it flaunt 240Hz touch response and 1,300nits of peak brightness and support the HDR10+ standard.
Both phones come with a punch-hole cutout in the top left corner for the 16-megapixels selfie camera. While the back cameras start with the Samsung GN1 50-megapixels camera sensor with f/1.85, LED flash, OIS, EIS, and 20x digital zoom, similar to the VIVO X50 Pro+.
A 13-megapixels 120° ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture on both gaming phones, but iQOO 5 carries a 13-megapixels 50mmportrait camera with f/2.46 and 2x zoom, where the iQOO 5 PRO swapped for an f/3.4 8-megapixels periscope camera with OIS, 5x optical zoom, 60x digital zoom.
The iQOO 5 and iQOO 5 PRO packs an in-screen fingerprint scanner, lacks the 3.5mm audio jack, but comes with support for USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers, and Hi-Fi audio to provide high-quality standard sound.
Both phones are powered by the Octa-Core Snapdragon 865 7nm Mobile Platform running at a 2.84GHz speed count, with Adreno 650 GPU, and runs on Android 10 with iQOO UI 1.5.
The gaming phones are available in either 6GB / 8GB / 12GB RAM with either 128GB / 256GB internal storage. It supports dual SIM mode, which is either nano + nano.
iQOO 5 series comes with a VC liquid cooling system with a 12751mm area offering 21.4% better heat dissipation compared to iQOO 3. Thanks to the chipset, the phones support Snapdragon X55 5G modem.
The connectivity includes 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/GLONASS, USB Type-C. Where the iQOO 5 measures 8.32mm thickness and weighs 197g, the iQOO 5 Pro track measures 8.9mm, weighs 198gran, and 9.53mm thick, 196.7g weight for the legendary model.
For another interesting part of the lineup, the iQOO 5 comes with a 4500mAh battery capacity with 55W fast charging that can charge the phone fully in 50 minutes.
On the other hand, the iQOO 5 PRO carries a 4,000mAh battery with supports for 120W Flash Charge, that charge from 0 to 100% in 15 minutes while a 5-minute top-up will bring the battery to 50%.
iQOO 5 and iQOO 5 PRO Price
The iQOO 5 starts at 3998 yuan ($576) for 8GB RAM/128GB storage, 4298 yuan ($619) for 12GB RAM / 128GB storage model. While the 12GB RAM with 256GB storage goes for 4598 yuan ($662).
You can start ordering both phones right away, but it will go on sale in China from August 24th. But the international availability details are currently being withheld from the press.
The iQOO 5 Pro 8GB RAM / 256GB storage is priced at 4998 yuan ($720), and 5498 yuan ($792) for the 12GB RAM with 256GB storage version. It is available in two variants.