Vivo has just debuted a powerful gaming smartphone. It’s called the iQOO, however you want to read it. This is a flagship-grade device with “Monster Inside” as its slogan, and true enough, it looks like a phone that you’d be proud to bring to an evening gala. I mean, look at that gorgeous back panel.
The iQOO sports a 6.41″ OLED display with a waterdrop notch, and an the company’s signature UD fingerprint scanner. Under the hood is no less than a Snapdragon 855, backed by up to 12GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage.
To allow the phone to maintain optimal performance, it’s equipped with a vapor chamber, and other features such as AI Turbo, Center Turbo, Net Turbo, Cooling Turbo, and Game Turbo, all combined in one service called Multi-Turbo. All designed to boost startup speed by up to 30% and frame rate by up to 70%. The phone can also automatically switch between mobile data and Wi-Fi to keep you connected.
For imaging, the iQOO boasts a triple rear camera system, composed of a 13MP wide-angle camera, a 12MP main camera with the company’s own Dual Pixel technology, and finally, a 2MP depth sensor.
The device runs on Funtouch OS 9 on top of Android 9 Pie, and packs a 4,000mAh battery with 44W fast charging. That means a full charge will only take 45 minutes. Do note that this feature will only be available on the 8GB + 128/256GB and the 12GB + 256GB model. The more affordable 6GB+128GB variant will only have 22.5W charging support.
The Vivo iQOO comes in two colors – Electric Blue and Lava Orange, and will retail for around $450 for a 6GB + 128GB model, around $490 for an 8GB + 128GB model, around $536 for an 8GB + 256GB model, and around $640 if you want 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.