iQOO Neo 7 India Launch Timeline Tipped; Likely a Rebadged Neo 7 SE 5G

First smartphone with MediaTek Dimensity 8200 SoC coming soon.

Highlights

  1. The iQOO Neo 7 is arriving sooner than expected.
  2. The premium smartphone could launch in February 2023.
  3. iQOO India is yet to confirm the official launch date.

iQOO Neo 7 series is officially available in China. The company has launched three smartphones in the series. The Neo 7 was the first phone in the series and comes with a Dimensity 9000+ SoC. It was followed by the Neo 7 SE, which was launched with the Dimensity 8200 SoC. The most recent launch in the lineup is the Neo 7 Racing Edition, which was launched in the last week of December 2022 with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. It has now been tipped that the Neo 7 is launching soon in India.

Tipster Mukul Sharma, popularly known as Stufflistings, has revealed that the Neo 7 India launch is set to take place soon. The tipster has revealed the India launch timeline of the Neo 7 in India.

Sharma claims that the Neo 7 5G India launch event will be hosted in mid-February. At the time of writing this, the company has not officially confirmed the launch date. It is also unknown which Neo 7 series phone will launch in India.

Based on the previous launch, the Neo 6, we suspect that the Neo 7 SE will launch in India as the Neo 7. The company had launched the Neo 6 SE from China as the Neo 6 in India. Therefore, it is possible that the Neo 7 SE from China debuts as the Neo 7 in India.

Also read: iQOO Neo 6 Review: A Capable Smartphone for Gamers

iQOO Neo 7 SE Specifications 

The iQOO Neo 7 SE features a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution of 2400×1080 pixels. The screen is flat and comes with a hole-punch cutout for the front camera. The display also offers support for a 120Hz refresh rate.

Under the hood, the phone has a MediaTek Dimensity 8200 SoC, which was launched recently. The device comes with up to 16GB of RAM in China and offers 512GB of internal storage. 

The Neo 7 SE packs a 5000mAh battery with support for 120W fast charging out of the box. The rear panel sports a square-shaped camera module with a 64MP primary camera. There is no ultra-wide sensor but the camera setup includes two 2MP sensors for depth sensing and macro photography.

For selfies, the phone has a 16MP front camera. The phone comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner and AI face unlock. It boots Android 13-based Origin OS 3 out of the box. The Indian variant is likely to launch with a layer of Funtouch OS 13 on top of Android.

The device’s base model has 8GB of RAM in China and offers 128GB of internal storage. It is priced at CNY 2099 (roughly Rs 24,800). If the same phone arrives in India, we can expect its pricing to be around Rs 30,000.