iQOO Neo 3 Key Specifications Tipped: 120Hz Display, Snapdragon 865 SoC and More Suggested

iQOO coming soon to India

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.

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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.