- iQOO launched iQOO Z7i smartphone in China.
- It is the world’s first device to feature Dimensity 6020 chipset.
- The pricing of the smartphones at approx. Rs 10,700 in China.
iQOO has been teasing its upcoming Z7 series smartphones in China and India. The brand is gearing up to launch a vanilla Z7 with Dimensity 920 SoC on March 21 in India. The Chinese variants of the smartphone will consist of Z7 and Z7x, which is different from the Indian variant. iQOO had revealed that these smartphones would launch on March 20 in China with Snapdragon 782G and Snapdragon 695 chipsets. Ahead of that, iQOO has launched a new smartphone in the iQOO Z7 series in China (via) with the world’s first MediaTek Dimensity 6020 chipset. Let us have a look at the pricing and specifications of the newly launched iQOO Z7i smartphone.
iQOO Z7i: Pricing and Availability
iQOO has launched the iQOO Z7i smartphone in three variants in China. The base variant with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage retails for 899 Yuan (approx. Rs 10,700). The pricing of the middle variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage starts at 1,099 Yuan (approx. Rs 13,000) and 1,199 Yuan (approx. Rs 14,300) for the top-end variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.
The smartphone will be available in Moon Shadow and Ice Lake Blue colour options. iQOO has said that the smartphone will be available for sale from March 20 in China. The company hasn’t commented on the global launch of the smartphone.
iQOO Z7i: Specifications
The brand has equipped the smartphone with a 6.51-inch IPS LCD display with an HD+ resolution. The display has a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels, an aspect ratio of 20:9, a refresh rate of 60Hz, DC Dimming, and more. The company has included an old-school waterdrop-style notch to house the selfie camera.
Underneath, the smartphone is the first to be powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 6020 chipset. The octa-core chipset is built on TSMC’s 7nm process. The chipset has two ARM Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0GHz. It uses the Mali G57-MC2 GPU and has 5G capability. iQOO has paired the chipset with LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.2 storage.
The brand also supports expanding the storage with a micro-SD card slot. It runs on OriginOS Ocean UI based on Android 13 out of the box. The device also supports virtual RAM, which can expand RAM up to 8GB. The smartphone has a dual-rear camera setup with an LED flash.
The setup consists of a 13MP primary sensor and a secondary 2MP macro sensor. The waterdrop notch houses the 5MP selfie camera. It is backed by a large 5000mAh battery which supports 15W fast charging tech. On the connectivity front, it supports dual SIM, 5G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
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