iQOO Neo 5 With Snapdragon 870, 88W Fast Charging Tipped to Launch in March

According to Weibo tipster, the IQOO 5 Neo will be launching in the middle of March in China.


We are aware of the fact that iQOO is preparing for the launch of the iQOO 3 successor, the iQOO Neo 5 smartphone soon in China. The device is in the news from the last couple of weeks, thanks to multiple leaks from Weibo tipsters, and a Google Play Console listing. The handset’s real life images were also revealed online. Well, we now have some more news regarding the possible launch timeframe of the IQOO 5 Neo, and its specification at the moment. Let’s check these details ahead:

IQOO 5 Neo Rumoured Specifications

According to a Weibo tipster, the IQOO 5 Neo will be launching in the middle of March in China. The tipster also mentions that the iQOO Neo 5 back design and upcoming Redmi K40 series phones are very similar, except few differences. The IQOO 5 Neo is expected to pack in 4400mAh battery that might have a 88W fast charging support through the wire and 66W wirelessly. On the other hand, the Redmi K40 series is supposed to come with a massive 5000mah battery capacity that might have 33W fast charging support. The main selling point of the Redmi K40 is considered to be a small punch-hole cutout screen, while the fast charging capability on the IQOO 5 Neo could be an advantage, as per the tipster.

As far as the other key specs of the IQOO 5 Neo go, it is supposed to feature a AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate. Powering the device could be Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 870 SoC, as revealed through Google Play Console listing. The smartphone might pack in 8GB/12GB of RAM along with 128GB/256GB internal storage. On the software side, the iQOO Neo 5 is expected run Android 11 out-of-the box with custom UI. The device is expected to feature three cameras at the back that might house in primary 48MP Sony IMX598 sensor, a 13MP ultrawide-angle sensor, and 2MP unit possibly for macro shots. For the selfies and video-calling, the smartphone might sport a 16MP camera.

If we consider the leaked pricing of the IQOO 5 Neo, the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage model might retail for around CNY 2998, while the 8GB RAM + 256GB variant is supposed to cost CNY 3,298. On the other hand, the higher-end model of all, i.e the one with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage might cost CNY 3,598.

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