iQOO 8 Launch Officially Teased, Expected to be the First Smartphone to Sport Snapdragon 888 Plus SoC

Let’s take a look at the iQOO 8 specs, features, and other details available ahead of the launch.

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iQOO recently launched the iQOO 7 series in India. The company launched two new smartphones called the iQOO 7 and iQOO 7 Legend. The two smartphones feature top-of-the-line Snapdragon 800-series processors and are available at aggressive pricing. The company is now gearing up for the launch of a successor to the iQOO 7 series. iQOO has confirmed that it will launch the iQOO 8 very soon. Ahead of the launch, the flagship smartphone series is also confirmed to feature the new Snapdragon 888 Plus SoC under the hood. Let’s take a look at the iQOO 8 specs, features, and other details available ahead of the launch.

iQOO 8 launch on August 4?

iQOO 8 series will debut soon in China. The new flagship smartphone from the Vivo sub-brand will feature the SD888 Plus SoC. The company’s senior executive teased that iQOO 8 will debut on August 4, according to a report. It will be the first flagship smartphone series to feature the new Qualcomm flagship processor. 

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For the uninitiated, Qualcomm recently unveiled the Snapdragon 888 Plus SoC. The ‘Plus’ variant gets two major performance improvements. The SoC’s prime core CPU gets boosted to 2.995GHz, compared to 2.84GHz on the SD888 SoC. It also gets 20 per cent improved AI performance over the SD888 SoC.

Other details of the phone are yet to get an official confirmation. iQOO’s next flagship is likely to feature a 120Hz AMOLED display. It could also get support for 120W fast charging support for the 4000 mAh battery. 

iQOO could also launch its new flagship later this year in India. We can expect a year-end launch, if not prior. The company is yet to make an official announcement on the launch date of its premium Android smartphones at the time of writing this.

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