Update: We have edited this article with additional information revealed after the first draft of this piece was published.
The iQOO Neo 3, the upcoming high-end handset from Vivo’s sub-brand iQOO, has been in the news for a while now. We already know that this phone is set to officially launch in China on April 23. We have also been regularly covering several iQOO Neo 3-related leaks over the past few weeks. In our previous article, we reported about the phone appearing on popular benchmarking tool AnTuTu and managing to score 608,801 points. Although we are aware of most of the specifications of the iQOO Neo 3, one aspect of the device we did now know much about was the supported charging speeds. Today, thanks to a 3C Listing, we can confirm that the handset will support 44W fast charging.
Take a look at a screenshot of the 3C listing in which the output of the charging brick is clearly specified.
A few hours after we published the first draft of this article, we came across an image posted by Feng Yufei, Vice President of iQOO, which, for the first time showcased the iQOO 3 Neo’s rear panel design. From the image, it is clear that the phone gets a triple camera setup at the rear. We are still in the dark as far as the camera sensors and the rest of the specifications are concerned.
Take a look at the image below.
The official Weibo account of iQOO China also posted a video in which the front panel of the handset is visible. A screengrab from the video is posted below.
Here’s the video from which this screengrab was captured
Now that we know that the iQOO Neo 3 will support 44W fast charging and have also seen the first images of the phone, let us once again take a closer look at the spec-sheet of this device.
The iQOO Neo 3 is a flagship product that will use the Snapdragon 865 SoC from Qualcomm. The phone will be sold in multiple RAM and storage variants, with all the variants confirmed to support UFS 3.1 transfer speeds. The phone will also get an IPS LCD panel with 144Hz refresh rate making it only the second handset (apart from the Nubia Red Magic 5G) to achieve this feat so far. We also know that this display gets a punch-hole cutout for the front-facing camera. We are still in the dark as far as the size of this display is concerned. In China, the phone will support local 5G networks as well. Another aspect of the iQOO Neo 3 we do not know much about is the camera setup on the phone.
The iQOO Neo 3 is set to be officially launched in China on April 23 and could make it to other markets – including India – a few months down the line. What remains to be seen is if iQOO launch plans for the iQOO Neo 3 is affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.