iQOO, earlier this month, launched its new flagship smartphones. The iQOO 8 series features a Snapdragon 888 Plus SoC and up to 120W fast charging support. Both devices, the iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Pro are expected to launch soon in India. The company launched the iQOO 7 series in India in April 2021. It was being speculated that the successor of the iQOO 7 series will debut in November or December 2021 in India. However, it looks like the launch is sooner than expected. According to Gadgets360, citing tipster GadgetsData, the flagship phone will launch in India in September itself. Let’s take a look at more details on the iQOO 8 India launch, specs, etc.
iQOO 8 India launch tipped
iQOO 8 series debuted in China earlier this month. According to a new report, the new iQOO flagship phone will debut soon in India. The Gadgets360 report cites tipster GadgetsData and states that iQOO will launch the standard model in India in mid-September. The tipster did not mention the word “series” in his tweet, suggesting that the Pro model could launch at a later date. The iQOO 8 India variant has previously visited the IMEI database, which suggests that the phone could launch soon.
iQOO has not yet confirmed the official launch details of its new premium phone. The tipster hasn’t had the best record when it comes to the accuracy of his leaks. We, therefore, advise our readers to take the leaked information with a pinch of salt.
The vanilla model is priced at CNY 3,799 (roughly Rs 43,600) for the base 8GB + 128GB variant. The 12GB + 256GB model is priced at CNY 4,099 (roughly Rs 47,000). It comes with a 6.56-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The display supports 10-bit colour and HDR.
On the back, the phone has a triple-camera setup. It has a 48MP primary camera, a 3MP ultrawide camera and a 13MP portrait camera with OIS and VIS support. For selfies, there is a 16MP front camera. Both phones run Android 11-based Origin OS 1.0 in China. We can expect the India variant to run Funtouch OS 11 on top of Android.
In terms of performance, the phone has a Snapdragon 888 SoC. It is paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS. 3.1 storage. The device packs a 4,350 mAh battery with 120W fast charging. It is unknown if the India variant will support 120W fast charging.