Vivo iQOO Sent To 31,000 Meters Above Sea Level Using Hydrogen Balloon, Survives Fall


Vivo’s sub-brand iQOO has announced through Weibo that its iQOO smartphone has survived a fall from a height of 31,000 meters. According to the video posted by iQOO, the brand sent the iQOO smartphone to 31,000 meters above sea level using an industrial-grade Hydrogen balloon. And made the smartphone fall from there. The device landed on the ground without any major damage. The screen protector that was on display suffered multiple cracks, but the device along with its screen remained intact. According to iQOO, it was a free fall, but I am not quite sure about this because the video doesn’t show it in detail.

Of course, iQOO has performed this activity to demonstrate that the iQOO smartphone has a robust build quality, and it can withstand extreme usage conditions. The iQOO is the first smartphone from the brand, and the company wants to gain as much traction as it can, may it be through advertisements, social media, or activities like this one. To recall, the iQOO smartphone made its debut on 3rd March in China. The device has not launched in any other country rather than China yet. Speaking of the iQOO, let us quickly have a look what the device has to offer.

iQOO Specifications

The iQOO features a 6.41-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution. The display has thin bezels around it, and a punch-hole at the top that houses the front-facing camera. Speaking of the camera, the iQOO comes with a triple-camera setup at the rear. This triple-camera setup has a 12MP primary camera, a 13MP ultrawide camera, and a 2MP depth-sensor. The front-facing camera is a 12MP unit.

The iQOO is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, and it runs on Android 9 Pie operating system with a custom UI. In China, the smartphone comes in as many as four configurations – 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 256GB storage, and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage.

The smartphone features a 4000mAh battery that supports a jaw-dropping 44W fast charging. According to iQOO, the battery can fill from O% to 100% in just 45 minutes, making the iQOO one of the fastest charging smartphones in the market. The iQOO also comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, and a glass panel at the rear with an RGB light bar on it.

iQOO Price

As I’ve mentioned earlier, the iQOO comes in four variants. The base variant (6GB RAM + 128GB storage) of iQOO costs CNY 2,998. The 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant costs CNY 3,298. The 8GB RAM + 256GB variant costs CNY 3,598. And the top of the line variant (12GB RAM + 256GB storage) of the iQOO costs CNY 4,298.