In the light of the day, VIVO sub-brand iQOO announced the iQOO Neo3 5G with a 6.57-inch FHD+ 144Hz display, 16-megapixel front camera, 12GB RAM, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and powered by Snapdragon 865 SoC.
The iQOO Neo3 5G is the company’s latest gaming flagship Smartphone in its 5G series, and also one of the most affordable Snapdragon 865-powered phones on the market.
It is plainly known as the iQOO Neo3, but with the Snapdragon 865 SoC and support for 5G SA/NSA dual-mode, it is now a gaming phone with 5G modem – iQOO Neo3 5G.
iQOO Neo 3 5G Specs
*. Display: 6.57-inch 1080 pixels Full HD+ LCD 20:9 aspect ratio screen with HDR10+, 144Hz refresh rate, and 90.4% screen-to-body ratio with DCI-P3 color gamut, and 96% NTSC color gamut
*. Dimensions: 163.71 x 75.55 x 8.93mm
*. Weight: 198.1g
*. Colors: Sky Blue and Blue Black colors option
*. Back cameras: 48-megapixels camera sensor with Sony IMX582 sensor, f/1.79, EIS, 8-megapixels 120° ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2, 2megapixels macro sensor with f/2.4, LED flash
*. Front camera: 16-megapixels selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture
*. Fingerprint sensor: YES (side-mounted)
*. Processor: 2.84GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 865 7nm Mobile Platform
*. GPU: Adreno 650
*. RAM: 6GB / 8GB / 12GB RAM
*. Storage: 128GB / 256GB storage
*. OS: Android 10 with iQOO UI 1.0
*. SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano)
*. Network and connectivity: 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/GLONASS, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack
*. Battery: 4500mAh battery with 44W Super FlashCharge 2.0 fast charging
The iQOO Neo3 5G sports an HDR 10-ready 6.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD panel, 20:9 aspect ratio screen with 144Hz refresh rate, and 90.4% screen-to-body ratio. However, the AMOLED screen would have been better for a flagship phone.
As expected, the phone arrives with an option to switch between 144Hz, 120Hz, and 90Hz display. The power button doubles as the side-mounted fingerprint sensor, that can unlock the phone in 0.16 seconds.
There is a punch-hole screen that houses the single 16-megapixels selfie camera, and a triple rear cameras setup, 48-megapixels sensor, 8-megapixels 120° ultra-wide sensor, and 2-megapixels macro sensor with LED flash.
It measures 8.93mm, weighs 198.1g, and available in Sky Blue and Blue Black colors option. iQOO Neo3 5G comes with an AK4377A Hi-Fi chip, Stereo speakers, and Hi-Res audio certification.
The iQOO Neo3 5G is powered by a 2.84GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 865 7nm Mobile Platform, Adreno 650 GPU, 6GB / 8GB / 12GB RAM and 128GB / 256GB internal storage.
It runs on Android 10 with iQOO UI 1.0 out of the box, while the connectivity options are 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/GLONASS, and USB Type-C.
iQOO new gaming Smartphone is fueled by a 4500mAh battery with 44W Super FlashCharge 2.0 fast charging that can charge up to 50% in 20 minutes and 100% in 58 minutes.
There is also an 11-layer cooling system inside the phone to help bolster the device’s performance under load. You can order the phone right now, but it will start hitting phone retailer shelves in China from the 29th of April.
The iQOO Neo3 5G 6GB + 128GB costs 2698 yuan ($381), 8GB + 128GB costs 2998 yuan ($423), 12GB + 128GB costs 3298 yuan ($465), while the top-end 8GB + 256GB goes for 3398 yuan ($480).