iQOO, once Vivo’s gaming sub-brand, has now evolved to become a different breed, but the brand somewhat sticks to its origin through a new flagship, the iQOO 7. It brings Qualcomm’s latest and greatest, the Snapdragon 888 chipset, an insane fast charging tech, and other gaming implementation. It also debuts Vivo’s new Origin OS in an iQOO phone.
The front is dedicated to a large 6.62-inch AMOLED panel with FHD+ resolution and variable 120Hz refresh rate with 300Hz touch sampling rate. But iQOO says that it supports up to 1000Hz touch sampling rate for fast-paced gaming. Furthermore, the display is pressure-sensitive allowing gamers to make use of the phone’s left and right area while in landscape mode offering more precision in supported games.
The display supports HDR10+ and has a punch-hole cutout at the center-top which hides a 16MP selfie camera. There are also dual stereo speakers on offer with Hi-Res audio developed in tandem with Monster Audio.
This heckuva phone runs on the Snapdragon 888 chipset which works simultaneously with iQOO’s performance tuning options while playing games. The powerful chipset pairs with 8GB/12GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage with Multi-Turbo 5.0 storage architecture.
At the back, we have a triple-camera setup from which the main one is a 48MP sensor with OIS, while the second is a 13MP ultra-wide module with 120-degree FoV. The remaining is a 50mm equivalent 13MP telephoto lens. The main sensor comprises a Super Video image stabilization with HDR.
Keeping its lights on is a 4,000mAh battery that is separated into two 2,000mAh units allowing an insane 120W fast charging speed. The 120W FlashCharger shipped with the phone fills up the phone in just 15 minutes. That’s just mind-blowing.
The iQOO 7 starts at a price of CNY 3,798 for the 8GB/128GB variant. That’s around NPR 68,800 in Nepal. As for the 12GB/256GB model, it’ll cost CNY 4,198 (~NPR 76,000). The iQOO 7 comes in three color variants: light black, blue, and a white BMW M-sport version.