Vivo’s sub-brand IQOO was in the news recently thanks to the launch of its affordable flagship-class device the IQOO 3. This phone was also the first iQOO branded phone to launch in India. While the phone was well-received in the country because of its hardware specs and gaming capabilities, the phone did have a major gripe in that it still rocked a standard 60 Hz display. With gaming-centric phones having moved to either 90Hz Or 120Hz displays in 2019 itself, the iQOO 3 with the 60Hz display was in desperate need of an upgrade. If we are to believe a recent report, that upgrade could come in the form of a new phone called the iQOO Neo 3.
Playfuldroid, citing a recent Weibo post, says that the IQOO Neo 3 is a flagship-grade handset. According to the post, the device goes by the model number V1981A internally and could launch as the IQOO Neo 3 in the weeks to follow. The leakster has also posted a screengrab from the device, which reveals some important specs of the phone. Primarily, the screengrab indicates that the iQOO 3 will become the first IQOO handset to support refresh rates higher than 60Hz. Users get the option to go up to 120Hz and a lower 90 Hz. Another takeaway is that the device appears to get a punch hole at the top right corner. The handset runs Android 10 atop a modified version of Vivo’s FunTouch OS.
Like the iQOO 3, the iQOO Neo 3will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC and shall be offered in a 6GB RAM option with 128GB of onboard storage. There could be other variants of the handset with higher RAM and storage capacity. If launched, the IQOO Neo 3 will become the second handset from the company to be based on the SD 865 platform.
Note that as of this writing, the existence of the IQOO Neo 3 is still not confirmed. We should get some details around this phone in due course.