It’s been some time since we have been hearing about the imminent announcement of the new iQOO 5 series of smartphones. Various information pertaining to the iQOO 5 have appeared on Chinese social media platforms over the course of the past few days. In fact, the last report we heard about the phone was the possibility of this handset being launched in China in the month of August. That was just two days ago. Today, the official Weibo account of iQOO confirmed the launch date for the new iQOO 5 – and as predicted by the tipster, this launch is scheduled to take place this month. Following this announcement, a landing page for the IQOO 5 has also appeared on popular Chinese e-commerce platform JD.com where additional specs of the phone have also leaked. Additionally, folks at WhyLab have posted a live image of the phone with a label alongside it confirming support for 120W fast charging.
Let’s take a closer look.
iQOO 5 Launch date in China
Per the official post on iQOO’s Weibo account, the iQOO 5 will be officially announced at an event on August 17. Here’s a screenshot of the post (translated to English) in which the launch date is clearly mentioned. A launch poster is also out (embedded below).
IQOO 5 expected specs, what we know so far
Additionally, a listing that appeared on JD.com confirms that the iQOO 5 is a flagship-grade handset that comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset. The phone also supports UFS 3.1 storage and LPDDR5 RAM. From the leaked image, it seems that the handset gets a single punch hole design with curved edges. While the display type hasn’t been revealed, it is likely to be an AMOLED panel.
The listing does not reveal the battery capacity of the phone, but there is a good chance that we are looking at a phone with at least a 4000 mAh power pack. IQOO had not too long ago showcased its 120Hz fast charging technology on a prototype device with a 4000 mAh battery that charged from 0 to 100% in just 15 minutes. It would be interesting to see if the iQOO 5 can actually charge from 0 to 100 in the same amount of time. Also noticeable in the poster is the fact that the phone is TUV Rheinland certified for safe battery charging.
Update: Here are more live images of the phone.
Anyway, with the launch date for the IQOO 5 confirmed, we should have additional details about the device out in the next few days.