iQOO 8 Tipped to Feature 160W Fast Charging, Rivaling Xiaomi’s 200W Charging

Let’s take a look at the iQOO 8 specifications, features and other leaked details.

iQOO 8
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Vivo sub-brand iQOO is gearing up for the launch of its new flagship smartphone. The company has teased the iQOO 8 launch for August 4 in China. It will launch as a successor to the iQOO 7 series that was launched earlier this year. The upcoming flagship smartphone from iQOO will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus SoC under the hood, making it the first phone to feature the latest Qualcomm flagship processor. Some other details of the device have leaked as well. The latest leak reveals some key details around the device’s fast charging capabilities. Let’s take a look at the iQOO 8 specifications, features and other leaked details.

iQOO 8 charging details leaked 

iQOO 8 is expected to debut on August 4 in China. Ahead of the launch, the device’s fast-charging details have leaked online. According to a MyDrivers report, iQOO could launch its flagship smartphone with a 160W fast charging support. If true, it will be the fastest charging smartphone available in the commercial space. Although Xiaomi has demoed its 200W HyperCharge tech, the charging mechanism is rumoured to go commercial ready next year. A 160W charging support is an upgrade over the 120W fast charging support found on the China variant. In India, iQOO’s flagship smartphones come with 66W fast charging support. 

The report claims that the 160W fast charger will charge the device completely within 12 minutes. If rumours are to be believed, the phone will launch the device with a 4000 mAh battery.

Other details revealed ahead of the launch include the inclusion of the Snapdragon 888+ SoC under the hood. The performance unit will include 12GB of RAM and also feature 4GB of extended RAM support. 

It is also rumoured to feature a 2K display with a 3200 x 1440 resolution. While the display size remains unknown, it is likely to feature a 120Hz high-refresh-rate support. The phone will run Android 11-based Vivo’s OriginOS out of the box. It will come with 256GB of internal storage. 

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