iQOO Neo 3 with Snapdragon 865 SoC, 144Hz Display Confirmed to Launch on April 23 in China

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iQOO coming soon to India

The fact that Vivo-owned sub-brand iQOO is working on a new affordable flagship handset called the iQOO Neo 3 is known to most smartphone enthusiasts out there. There is also a good chance that you have read our previous reports surrounding this soon-to-launch device. Today, we have come across a new poster on the Chinese social media platform Weibo, which sheds light on a few other features of the phone. Note that the poster was shared by the official Weibo account for iQOO, which means all the specifications listed on the image are the confirmed specs of the phone.

Take a look at the poster below.

IQOO Neo 3 Poster

In our previous article on the iQOO Neo 3, it was speculated that the phone would feature a 120Hz display. The latest poster, however, confirms that the phone will instead feature a 144Hz display — making it among the first phones on the planet to feature a display this fast. The poster also reveals other key specifications of the phone, including the fact that it will come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and that it features UFS 3.1 storage. Another thing the poster confirms is the launch date of the phone, which is now confirmed to be April 23 — something we had correctly predicted earlier.

iQOO Neo 3 Specifications, what we know so far

Once again, let us revisit the spec sheet of the iQOO Neo 3. The phone is a flagship-grade device with the Snapdragon 865 chipset from Qualcomm handling the number crunching. While we still do not know the storage variants in which the phone would be made available, what we do know about the storage is that it will be UFS 3.1 compatible. Our past report did, however, talk about the possibility of the device being offered at least in a 6GB RAM +128GB storage variant.

Since we are yet to see an image of the phone, there is still no clarity around the size of the display used on the iQOO Neo 3. As stated earlier, we do know that this is an IPS LCD panel that supports 144Hz refresh rate. We have previously reported that the iQOO Neo 3 is likely to sport a single selfie camera housed within a punch-hole style cutout. The device is also confirmed to feature support for 5G networks in China. If this phone ever makes it to India, it will most probably come sans 5G support. The phone is also likely to run iQOO’s own custom UI atop an Android 10 core.

The iQOO 3 Neo is set to be officially launched in China on April 23.


Having spent the better part of the last decade writing about technology, Rahul is among the most experienced tech journalists in India. His writing career began back to 2006 when he started off as a member of the Microsoft PYPC (Protect Your PC) team. At Microsoft, most of his time was spent on creating and updating Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles. In 2008, thanks to his proclivity for consumer technology, he joined Techtree, then India’s most popular consumer tech website. In his decade-long career, Rahul has contributed to several Indian and International publications including GQ Magazine, Onlygizmos, iPhoneHacks, and The Inquisitr.

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