After a series of leaks and rumours over the past few weeks, the Vivo iQOO has been officially launched in China. The phone is a gaming-smartphone and justifies its tagline ‘Monster Inside’, by including Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 855 processor, along with its multi-turbo service that incorporates AI Turbo, Center Turbo, Net Turbo, Cooling Turbo and Game Turbo to enhance the phone’s performance.

Vivo iQOO Gaming Smartphone with Snapdragon 855 and up to 12GB RAM Launched - vivo iqoo

The Vivo iQOO includes a 6.41-inch 2340 x 1080 AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It features a waterdrop notch on the top and a fingerprint scanner. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, with Adreno 640 GPU, paired with either 6GB or 12GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. The in-display fingerprint scanner present on the device can be used for authentication purposes. In terms of other specifications, the iQOO comes with a huge 4000mAh battery, with the high-end (12GB + 256GB) model getting support for 44W fast-charging, whereas, the lower-end (6GB + 128GB) model getting a 22.5W charging support.

To overcome the heat produced on the device, the iQOO has been included with super liquid cooling, which cuts down on the heat to provide un-interrupted and unthrottled performance. In addition to this, Vivo has also included a bunch of additional performance improvement features on the phone under its multi-turbo services. These features include AI Turbo – to improve app loading speed, Centre Turbo- to improve the frame rate, Multi -Turbo – to automatically switch between Wi-Fi and cellular and provide a seamless experience, and Game-Turbo – to enhance the gaming performance.

In terms of optics, the Vivo iQOO sports a triple camera setup on the rear, aligned vertically, that includes a 12MP primary sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide angle sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. And on the front, a single 12MP shooter for selfies.

Vivo iQOO Pricing and Availability

The Vivo iQOO is priced at 2,998 yuan (~Rs 31000) for the 6GB/128GB variant and 4,298 yuan (~Rs 45000) for the 12GB/256GB variant. It is expected to go on sale in China on March 6, with no official word from Vivo on the global launch.

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