iQOO U5 unveiled with 50MP camera lens and Snapdragon 695 chipset

With a Qualcomm processor, Snapdragon 695 SoC running through its veins, bringing 5G support to its helms, iQOO officially unveils one of its mid-range smartphones – iQOO U5 with an impressive 50-megapixels camera quality around the back for better shots.

The vivo sub-brand, iQOO announced the U5 today, after introducing its latest Neo 5S and Neo 5 SE with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and Snapdragon 870 processors respectively. However, the iQOO U5 is totally different from this duo.

iQOO U5 comes with a 6.58-inch FHD+ LCD screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and boasts up 90.61% screen-to-body ratio. It is 8.25mm thick, weighs 185g, and comes in Black, Blue, and White colors options.

It features a volume up/down button and a power button that doubles as a fingerprint sensor. The back of the new handset is completely made of a plastic panel. There is support for Hi-Res Audio, 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 5.1, and 5G.

The iQOO U5 also comes with Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), and GPS/ GLONASS/ Beidou for positioning. It comes in Dual SIM, which brings support for nano/nano and it runs Android 12 OS out of the box with the company’s OriginOS Ocean skin on top.


Around the back is a vertically placed big cameras lens, featuring a primary 50-megapixels f/1.8 lens with LED flash, and a secondary 2-megapixels f/2.4 macro lens. Inside the top-front waterdrop notch is an 8-megapixels f/1.8 lens for better selfie capture.

These cameras -front and back- come with support for Super Night Scene Mode, and this feature is only available on 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM option, it is not available for the base model – 4GB RAM model.

As already aforementioned, the iQOO U5 is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chipset, it is an 8nm processor with 2x 2.2GHz and 6x 1.8GHz Kryo 560 CPUs coupled with Adreno 619L GPU for graphic performance.

In order to improve the performance level, the company embedded a five-layer liquid cooling system for heat dissipation to provide a cool temperature platform whenever the phone is hot. It sports a 5000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging via USB Type-C.

iQOO U5 Pricing

The iQOO U5 is available in 4GB / 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, and these are priced at 1299 yuan ($204 / NGN83,830), 1399 yuan ($219 / NGN90,000) and 1499 yuan ($235 / NGN96570) respectively.

However, at the time of announcing this phone, and publishing this article, the company, iQOO made no official mention or comment on international availability, but it is available to order and will go on sale in China from the 1st of January, 2022.

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