First phone from Vivo sub-brand iQOO gets Snapdragon 855 and 12GB of RAM

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Vivo sub-brand iQOO has unveiled its first phone of the same name. The iQOO comes with a Snapdragon 855-soc, up to 12GB of ram and a 6.4″ OLED screen. The smartphone is immediately available in China and may also be released internationally.

According to the Vivo website, the iQOO is available in four variants. The basic version has 6GB ram with 128GB flash storage, followed by two versions with 8GB ram and 128GB or 256GB storage. The most expensive variant has 12GB of RAM with 256GB of storage.

All models get a 6.4 “OLED screen with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. The screen has a drop-shaped notch, which contains a 12-megapixel camera. The fingerprint scanner is integrated behind the screen.

There are three cameras on the back. The primary camera has a 12-megapixel sensor, the Sony IMX363. There is also a 13-megapixel camera with a wide-angle lens that has an angle of view of 120 degrees. The third camera is a 2-megapixel sensor used for a depth of field effect.
The device has nfc and runs on Funtouch OS 9, which is based on Android 9.0.

The battery has a capacity of 4000mAh. With the exception of the 6GB base model, the iQOO can fast charge at 44W. It would take fifteen minutes to get the battery half full. For a full battery you have to wait half an hour longer. The back of the iQOO is made of glass and has an LED strip that can serve as a notification light.

Vivo aims the iQOO at gamers and that’s why the device gets two capacitive shoulder buttons and a vapor chamber to keep the temperature within limits. Optionally, a controller is available where the phone can be clamped.

The iQOO is for sale in China from Friday, the base model costs 2998 yuan, converted with VAT that is about 475 euros. The top model costs 4298 yuan, converted with VAT that is about 681 euros. According to Engadget, the brand also has plans to release the iQOO phones “at some point” in other parts of the world.

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