Right on schedule, vivo’s sub-brand, iQOO, announced its latest mid-range offering, the iQOO Z5, which boasts a number of notable upgrades from its predecessor.
iQOO Z5 has a 6.67-inch FHD+ IPS LCD with a 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G backed by 8GB/12GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of storage.
For optics, you get a 64MP Samsung GW3 sensor along with an 8MP ultra-wide unit and a 2MP macro lens. At the front is a 16MP snapper tucked in a punch hole.
The Chinese variant runs Origin OS on top of Android 11, while international variants are expected to run Funtouch OS 12. It packs a 5,000mAh battery which is a good upgrade from the Z3’s 4,400mAh power pack, with support for 44W wired fast-charging.
iQOO Z5 comes in three colors – White, Dark Blue, and Gradient Blue. For pricing, it’s CNY1,899, CNY2,099, and CNY2,299 for the 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB, and 12GB+256GB variants, respectively.
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.