iQoo Neo 8 series was launched in China on Tuesday. The series includes the base iQoo Neo 8 and the iQoo Neo 8 Pro variants. The handsets are offered in three colour variants. The smartphones sport 6.78-inch 1.5K AMOLED displays with 144Hz refresh rate. They run Android 13 OS with Origin OS 3.0 on top. The phones are backed by 5,000mAh batteries that offer 120W fast charging support. Both handsets also support 5G and get Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity.
iQoo Neo 8, iQoo Neo 8 Pro price, availability
The base 12GB + 256GB variant of the iQoo Neo 8 is priced at CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 29,300). Meanwhile, the 12GB + 512GB and the 16GB + 512GB variants are marked at CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs. 32,800) and CNY 3,099 (roughly Rs. 36,400), respectively.
On the other hand, the 16GB + 256GB and the 16GB + 512GB variants of the iQoo Neo 8 Pro have a market price of CNY 3,299 (roughly Rs. 38,700) and CNY 3,599 (roughly Rs. 42,300), respectively.
Both the iQoo Neo 8 phones are offered in three colour variants - Night Rock, Match Point, and Surf. The phones go on sale starting May 31, and pre-orders for the models opened on May 23.
iQoo Neo 8, iQoo Neo 8 Pro specifications, features
The iQoo Neo 8 and iQoo Neo 8 Pro sport a 6.78-inch 1.5K (2800 x 1260 pixels) AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate and 2160Hz PWM dimming. The Pro model comes with slightly curved edges.
The base iQoo Neo 8 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC paired with an Adreno GPU, while the Neo 8 Pro is equipped with an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 9200+ chipset paired with Immortalis-G715 GPU. The series come equipped with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 4.0 inbuilt storage. They run Android 13 OS with Origin OS 3.0 on top.
For optics, the iQoo Neo 8 features a 50-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel sensor with a bokeh lens, while the iQoo Neo 8 Pro is equipped with a 50-megapixel Sony IMX866V main sensor and an 8-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide lens. Both models sport a 16-megapixel front camera sensor housed in centre-aligned hole-punch slots at the top of the display.
Both handsets offer a 5,000mAh battery with 120W fast charging support. The iQoo Neo 8 and Neo 8 Pro come with USB Type-C charging ports and in-display fingerprint sensors. They support 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS and NFC connectivity.
The Match Point (red) variant of the iQoo Neo 8 series comes with a leatherback finish and is, therefore, thicker in size. The Night Rock and Surf variants of the vanilla iQoo Neo 8 weigh 194.6 grams and measure 164.72mm x 77mm x 8.36mm in size. The Match Point variant of the iQoo Neo 8 weighs 189.5 grams and measures 164.72mm x 77mm x 8.53mm in size.
Meanwhile, the Night Rock and Surf variants of the iQoo Neo 8 Pro weigh 196.9 grams, whereas the Match Point variant weighs 192.3 grams. The Pro models share size specifications with the base variant.
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