iQOO Neo 7 Racing Edition with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, 120Hz AMOLED Display Launched: Price, Specifications

The ultimate selling point of the Neo 7 Racing Edition is its performance unit. 

Highlights

  1. iQOO Neo 7 Racing Edition is the third phone in the lineup.
  2. The phone has glass and leather back options
  3. It comes with 120W fast charging support.

iQOO has launched a new performance-focused smartphone in China. The company has introduced the iQOO Neo 7 Racing Edition as the company’s latest premium offering. The device is the third smartphone in the lineup. Prior to the Neo 7 Racing Edition, the company launched the Neo 7 and Neo 7 SE 5G in its home country. The ultimate selling point of the Neo 7 Racing Edition is its performance unit. 

The Neo 7 Racing Edition features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. The 4nm SoC is second to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC in terms of performance. Although a few months old, the SoC is far more powerful for most use cases. In comparison, the iQOO Neo 7 has a Dimensity 9000+ SoC, whereas the Neo 7 SE has a Dimensity 8200 SoC. 

There is a lot more about the iQOO Neo 7 Racing Edition other than the processor. From its price to specifications, here’s everything you need to know about the new iQOO smartphone.

iQOO Neo 7 Racing Edition Price and Specifications 

The iQOO Neo 7 Racing Edition has been launched with multiple storage options. The top model offers 16GB RAM and 512GB storage. It has been launched for CNY 3599 (roughly Rs 42,800). The device is also available with 16GB + 256GB and 12GB + 256GB storage options, which are priced at CNY 3299 (roughly Rs 39,200) and CNY 2999 (roughly Rs 35,700). The base model has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It is priced at CNY 2799 (roughly Rs 33,300). The phone is available in Blue, Black and Monster Orange colours.

In terms of hardware, the Neo 7 Racing Edition packs a 5000mAh battery. The phone supports 120W fast charging out of the box. The charger is packed inside the box. There is no support for wireless charging, in case you were wondering.

On the back, the phone has a triple-camera setup inside a rectangular camera module. There is a 50MP primary camera sensor, accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide camera and a 2MP macro camera sensor. The phone’s primary camera supports optical image stabilisation (OIS). For selfies, there is a 16MP front camera sensor.

The Neo 7 Racing Edition has a 6.78-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and a hole-punch cutout at the top centre. The screen supports HD10+ and a 120Hz refresh rate. The Neo 7 Racing Edition’s display is flat and has fairly thin bezels around it.

As mentioned above, there is a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC under the hood. It is paired with an Adreno 730 GPU, LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. The device is 8.5mm thick and weighs about 197 grams. Lastly, the phone runs Android 13-based Origin OS Forest in China. 

There is no word on whether the phone is launching in India. iQOO might launch the phone as a successor to the iQOO 9 SE, which was launched earlier this year. There is no official word from the company at the moment. Therefore, we advise taking the leaked details with a pinch of salt.