Following all the rumors and online leaks, the vivo iQOO has finally launched with sleek design and Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. A gaming mobile phone with killer specs, it comes with triple camera and 44W quick charging — features that make it the most powerful smartphone produced by vivo as of now.
The official slogan of this new device is “Monster Inside”, and it tries its best to live up to this appellation with some monster specs it provides: RAM that is up to 12 GB; built-in storage that goes as high as 256GB; screen display with a 6.41-inch OLED panel with a water-drop notch as well as UD fingerprint scanner.
As the iQOO is aimed at mobile gamers, it offers “super liquid cooling” that produces a vapor chamber. Also, there are features aplenty in the phone to boost performance, like Cooling Turbo, AI Turbo, Net Turbo, Center Turbo, and Game Turbo, wrapped neatly in functionality known as Multi-Turbo. These will enhance app startup by as much as 30 percent, frame rate with more than 70 percent, in addition to automatic switch between 4G and Wi-Fi for non-stop gaming.
The 44W quick-charging capability lets you charge 50 percent of the phone’s 4000-mAh battery within 15 minutes, 85 percent within 30 minutes, and a full charge within 45 minutes.
As regards pricing, the vivo iQOO in Lava Orange or Electric Blue will set you back by $450 (CNY2,998 or €390) for the version with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage. As for the 8GB RAM version with the same storage capacity, it goes for $490 (CNY3,298 or /€430), but if you want bigger storage (256GB), you will need to add CNY300 extra. The monster version of this phone with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage costs much more, starting from $640 (CNY4,298 or €563). The smartphone is billed to go on first flash sale on March 6.