Vivo’s iQOO gaming lineup gets a new refresh today — the all-new Vivo iQOO Neo 855, a successor to the iQOO Neo which had Snapdragon 845 chipset. The iQOO Neo was a much affordable version of the iQOO Pro that comes with the powerful Snapdragon 855+; this also being a successor to the first iQOO which had Snapdragon 855.
As the name suggests, the iQOO Neo 855 has the Snapdragon 855 chipset from Qualcomm. The device also now comes with a much faster 33W charging instead of the 22.5W seen on the Neo. This should allow the 4,500mAh battery to charge 30% faster than the prior Neo device.
Besides that, there are not many changes to it. The handset still possesses the 6.38-inch Super AMOLED panel with a teardrop notch, an in-display fingerprint scanner and triple cameras at the back: a 12MP normal sensor with f/1.8 lens and PDAF + an 8MP f/2.2 wide camera, and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture. It also boots on the same Funtouch 9 based on Android 9 Pie out of the box.
Being a gaming smartphone, the Vivo iQOO Neo 855 not only has powerful hardware but a capable software feature to back it up as well; it includes Game Magic Box and Game Space 2.5. On top of that, the device gets a liquid cooling system that offers a thin long pipe and a Cooling Turbo thermal management system to dissipate the heat for optimal CPU and GPU performance while playing games.
Pricing for the Vivo iQOO Neo 855 starts at $280 for the 6/64GB model (this one has UFS 2.1 storage, while the rest has UFS 3.0) and goes up to $380 for the 8/256GB variant.