Update [20.06.2019]: Vivo’s smartphone sub-brand iQOO has revealed a new poster on the Chinese social media website Weibo and it reveals information about the chipset that the iQOO Neo will use. If you can notice, the poster shows a blurred image of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor along with the phone’s name at the bottom of the image. This pretty much confirms that the iQOO Neo will use last year’s flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset.
Vivo sub-brand iQOO is expected to launch its second Android smartphone in China very soon, dubbed iQOO Neo. The company released a poster on Weibo yesterday, giving us our first look at the upcoming smartphone’s design. It was previously rumored that the device could launch as the Vivo iQOO Youth Edition. While no specific launch date has been officially confirmed by Vivo, the smartphone has now been spotted on the TENAA website. Vivo V1914, which was spotted in a Geekbench listing earlier, had confirmed that the phone none other than the Vivo iQOO Neo.
Vivo iQOO TENAA Listing Reveals Partial Specifications
The Vivo V1914A listing on the TENAA website reveals the upcoming iQOO Neo will sport a 6.38-inch display, although the resolution remains a mystery for now. In terms of battery life, the iQOO Neo could surprisingly be even more impressive than the iQOO, thanks to a bigger 4420mAh (minimum) capacity battery. The TENAA listing also tells us that the smartphone measures 159.53 x 75.23 x 8.13mm. Rest of the smartphone’s hardware specifications are yet to be listed by the agency, so we may have to wait slightly longer to find out more.
In terms of design, the images uploaded on the TENAA website confirm the iQOO Neo will have a waterdrop-style notch and a triple-camera setup at the back. Since the back of the phone does not house a fingerprint sensor, it looks like iQOO has gone with an under-display scanner instead. Going by the poster released by iQOO yesterday, the phone will be available in Purple and Black color options.
Rumors suggest the smartphone could be powered by either a Snapdragon 710 or Snapdragon 845 chipset. In terms of software, the smartphone will be running on Funtouch OS 9 based on Android 9.0 Pie. Unfortunately, the rest of the smartphone’s key specifications have not surfaced online so far. And as mentioned earlier, iQOO hasn’t announced any launch date either. That said, we do expect the launch to happen soon as the company has already started teasing the phone.