iQOO 7, iQOO 7 Legend Launching in India As The Cheapest Snapdragon 888 Phones: Specifications, Expected Price in India, Launch Details

Let’s take a look at the iQOO 7 specifications, features, expected price, and other details.


iQOO has confirmed that it is bringing the iQOO 7 series to India. The company will launch its flagship gaming smartphone under Rs 40,000. Ahead of the launch, iQOO has also confirmed that the iQOO 7 Legend, aka the BMW Edition, will also launch in India. The company recently teased the design of its upcoming smartphone. The exact launch date remains unknown at the moment. However, we can expect the device to launch in April itself. The iQOO flagship comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC under the hood. With a confirmed price tag of under Rs 40,000, it will be the most affordable smartphone in India with the flagship Snapdragon processor. Let’s take a look at the iQOO 7 specifications, features, expected price, and other details.

iQOO 7 Series Launch Date, Event Timings, How to Watch Live

The iQOO 7 series launch in India has been confirmed. However, the company is yet to announce the official launch date. It is expected to debut its flagship smartphone in India in April.

The event will be hosted virtually due to the ongoing pandemic. Interested viewers can watch the launch event on the company’s YouTube and other social media platforms. We will update this article with the YouTube video link once it has gone live.

iQOO 7 Series Expected Price in India

The company has confirmed that its upcoming smartphone will come with a price tag of under Rs 40,000 in India. It is likely to be the most affordable smartphone with a Snapdragon 888 SoC if any of its competitors do not decide to surprise by a sudden launch.

The device is available in China for CNY 3,798 (Roughly Rs 43,050) for the 8GB/128GB model. It also comes in a 12GB RAM + 256GB option, which is priced at CNY 4,198 (approx. Rs 48,100).

The company has also confirmed that the iQOO 7 Legend, aka the BMW M Motorsport Edition, will launch in India. It packs the same specs as the regular model but comes with racing stripes on the back. It has a white rear panel with red, black, and blue stripes on it. This special edition device is also confirmed to launch in India under Rs 40,000.

iQOO 7 Legend: Highest AnTuTu Score ever?

We already know that the iQOO 7 comes with the flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC under the hood. The processor comes with a 25 per cent improvement in CPU performance and a whopping 35 per cent improvement in GPU performance. Ahead of the launch, the AnTuTu scores of the device have leaked. According to an image uploaded by tipster Mukul Sharma, the device managed to beat every other smartphone featuring the Snapdragon 888 SoC on AnTuTu V9.

As per the leak, the device scored 831,200 on AnTuTu. It scored 2,13,884 and 3,20,226 in CPU and GPU tests. Overall, it is also higher than Qualcomm’s claimed 740847 AnTuTu scores for the Snapdragon 888 SoC. Apple’s A14 Bionic, which is considered to be the most powerful SoC, scored 660086 in our test.

iQOO 7 Series: Expected Hardware Specifications and Features

The iQOO 7 Legend is confirmed to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. The processor is paired with up to 12GB of RAM in China. It comes with up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The device also has a new Vapour Chamber for better heat dissipation. 

According to tipster Ishan Agarwal, the iQOO 7 will come with a Snapdragon 870 SoC in India. It will also have the Pixelworks IRIS 5 Display Chip.

At the front is a 6.62-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a centrally-aligned hole-punch cutout. The screen has a 1080 x 2400 resolution and comes with 120Hz refresh rate support. It also has a 300Hz touch sampling rate and 1300 nits of peak brightness.

The device runs Android 11 with OriginOS on top of it. We can expect the India variant to come with Funtouch OS 11 out of the box. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, GPS, Bluetooth 5.2, dual-SIM support, and USB Type-C port.

iQOO 7 Series: Expected Camera Features and Specifications

Both smartphones feature a triple-camera setup on the back. The vanilla model could feature a 48MP f/1.79 primary camera with OIS and EIS. It will be accompanied by a 13MP ultra-wide lens with 120-degree FoV and 13MP portrait sensor with f/2.6 aperture, 2x optical zoom, and 20x digital zoom. For selfies, the device comes with a 16MP front camera.

The iQOO 7 Legend is confirmed to feature a 48MP OIS Camera with Sony IMX598 Sensor. The triple-camera setup will also include a 50MP portrait camera. Details about the third sensor are under wraps at the moment.

iQOO 7 Series: Battery and Charging Speed Rumours

The device comes with a 4000 mAh battery. While the battery capacity may seem small when you look at what the competition offers, the device makes up for it with its fast charging capabilities. The iQOO 7 series comes with a 120W fast charging support in China. The company claims that with the proprietary charger, the device can charge from zero to 100 per cent in 15 minutes.

However, the Indian variant will come with 66W fast charging support. The official website reveals that the device will come with a standard charger and have 66W fast charging support. We are unsure at the moment if the phone will come with a 66W fast charger in the box.

It could be possible that the company is launching the device with 66W fast charging support to keep the device temperature in check. Add to it the Indian summer, where the temperature hits 55 degrees in some regions. Regardless, 66W fast charging is the highest we have here in India and is likely to charge the phone in 35 minutes, if not less.

iQOO 7 Series: Sale and Availability

The device is confirmed to be available for purchase via Flipkart upon launch. The starting sale date and launch offers will be announced at the launch event. We can expect some credit/ debit card offers, instant cashback offers and no-cost EMI options. The phone could also be available for purchase with the Flipkart BuyBack offer. The Buyback Guarantee means that the e-commerce company provides an assurance to purchase your current smartphone at a pre-fixed amount. In addition to giving you the ideal exchange value, Flipkart claims that you will receive a guaranteed price for the same phone when you buy your next smartphone on Flipkart.