Vivo Announces iQoo; Smartphone Sub-Brand With Surprising Specs

Post updated March 3rd, 2019 at 06:09 pm

Vivo has announced a new sub-brand, along with a namesake smartphone. It’s called iQoo, to which the name is an acronym for “I Quest On and On,” according to Engadget.

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Naming aside, it looks like the phone is one that focuses on gaming. It has a 6.41-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 SoC, and a 4000mAh battery. It also comes with two configurations for RAM and storage, but we’ll get to that later.

Other specs not so related to gaming include a water drop notch and an in-display fingerprint sensor. There are also three rear cameras which consist of a 12MP unit, a 13MP super wide angle unit, and a 2MP camera dedicated to giving the bokeh effect. A 12MP selfie camera is also available on the front of the phone.

As mentioned earlier, the iQOO has two configurations. The model with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage is priced at RMB2998 (~RM1821), while the 12GB/256GB variant is set to retail atRMB4298 (~RM2611). That said, the phone will only be available in China for now. It’s unknown if it will enter the global market, let alone ours.

(Source: Engadget, Android Authority. Image: Vivo [1], [2])

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