Vivo sub-brand iQOO has unveiled its first 2021 flagship, the iQOO 7, and it’s additionally solely the second cellphone on this planet to pack the Snapdragon 888 chipset.
The iQOO 7 isn’t any slouch in different departments both, packing a 120Hz refresh fee AMOLED display, 120W charging, and Vivo’s brand-new Origin OS software program on high of Android 11.
The 6.62in AMOLED display might solely be at FHD+ decision, however with a 120Hz variable refresh fee and a 300Hz contact sampling fee it needs to be tremendous slick and responsive – a nod to iQOO’s gaming cellphone pedigree – and with HDR10+ we’re anticipating robust visuals too.
The 4000mAh battery is break up into two cells to permit 120W charging speeds, delivering a full cost in a mere 15 minutes – just about the quickest you’ll discover wherever.
A 16Mp selfie digicam sits in a central punch-hole, however the rear cameras are additionally spectacular. A 48Mp fundamental lens with OIS is joined by 13Mp ultrawide and telephoto sensors – no bogus low high quality macro lenses to pad out the numbers right here.
It’s all underpinned by Vivo’s new Origin OS, the corporate’s alternative for its little-loved FunTouch OS, which runs on high of Android 11 and first debuted within the X60 sequence.
Actually although, the Snapdragon 888 would be the fundamental draw for a lot of. The iQOO 7 is just the second cellphone but to pack the brand new silicon – following after December’s Xiaomi Mi 11 – although anticipate new 888 telephones to come back thick and quick any further, with a number of anticipated this month together with the Samsung Galaxy S21 vary this Thursday.
Vivo pairs the 888 with 8/12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage within the iQOO 7, which begins from CNY 3,798 (round £433/$586) and is on pre-order in China now forward of a full launch on 15 January.
Don’t anticipate to see the iQOO 7 in Europe any time quickly although. Whereas Vivo entered the European market final 12 months with the X51 amongst different telephones, the corporate confirmed to us simply final week that whereas the X60 will launch in Europe there are at the moment no plans to convey the iQOO model to the UK or Europe in any official capability, so curious British followers should import the iQOO 7.
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