iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Pro announced in China
Vivo’s iQOO has announced 2 new flagship phones in China. The devices are called the iQOO 8 and the iQOO 8 Pro. And just like its predecessor series, the new iteration features the BMW M Motorsport racing stripes.
iQOO 8 Pro Display, Operating System
The iQOO 8 sports a 6.56-inches Full HD+ AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. The panel has a resolution of 2376 x 1080 pixels, 19.9:9 aspect ratio, 92.76% screen-to-body ratio, 6,00,000:1 Contrast Ratio, HDR, P3 Colour Gamut, and is home to an in-display fingerprint reader. The device runs on Android 11 with Origin OS 1.0.
iQOO 8 Processor, RAM and Storage
The flagship phone is powered by a 2.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform, which is assisted by an Adreno 660 for the graphics. The device will be available in two variants: 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB UFS 3.1 storage, 12GB/256GB.
iQOO 8 Cameras
The main cameras on the back consists of a 48 megapixels Sony IMX 598 sensor, f/1.79 aperture, Optical image stabilization, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle f/2.2 aperture lens with a 120° FOV, a 13MP portrait sensor with an f/2.46 aperture, and an LED Flash. The front snapper is a 16MP f/2.45 aperture camera.
iQOO 8 Battery, Connectivity and Sensors
The iQOO 8 packs a 4,350 mAh battery that supports 120W Fast Charging over a USB Type-C port.
The handset supports 4G VoLTE, 5G mobile connectivity, as well as Wi-Fi 2.4GHz/5.1GHz/5.8GHz, Bluetooth 5.2, Beidou/GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO/QZSS. The device has a Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Electronic Compass.
iQOO 8 Colour options, dimensions and weight
The phone measures 159.06mm x 75.14mm x 8.63mm (Burn: 8.72mm), and weighs 199.9g, (Burn: 201.9g). It will be available in 3 colourways: Legendary Edition, Burn, Shining.
iQOO 8 Pro
iQOO 8 Pro Display, Operating System
The iQOO 8 Pro is equipped with a 6.78-inches 2K+ AMOLED display that supports 120Hz refresh rate, has a screen resolution of 3200 x 1440 pixels, a 20:9 aspect ratio, 92.22% screen-to-body ratio, 8,00,000:1 Contrast Ratio.
The display is rated for HDR10+, P3 Colour Gamut, and features an ultrasonic 3D wide in-display fingerprint scanner. The phone runs on Origin OS 1.0 based on Android 11
iQOO 8 Pro Processor, RAM and Storage
The iQOO 8 Pro is powered by a 3.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ 5G mobile platform, with an Adreno 660 GPU. The device comes in 3 variants: 8GB LPDDR5 RAM/ 128GB UFS 3.1 storage, 12GB/256GB, and 12GB/512GB.
iQOO 8 Pro Cameras
The selfie lens on the phone is a 16MP f/2.4 aperture lens. On the rear, the iQOO 8 Pro features triple cameras comprising a 50 megapixels primary lens with a Sony IMX 766 sensor, f/1.75 aperture, Optical image stabilization, a 48MP ultra-wide-angle f/2.2 aperture lens with a 114° FOV, a 16MP portrait sensor with an f/2.23aperture, and an LED Flash.
iQOO 8 Pro Battery, Connectivity and Sensors
iQOO has included a 4,500 mAh battery on the iQOO 8 Pro. It charges with a USB Type-C port and supports 120W Fast Charging, and 50W Fast Wireless Charging. Connectivity options on the handset include 5G, 4G VoLTE mobile networks, Wi-Fi 2.4GHz/5.1GHz/5.8GHz, Bluetooth 5.2, Beidou/GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO/QZSS.
Sensors on board the iQOO 8 Pro include a Colour Temperature Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, and an Electronic Compass.
iQOO 8 Pro Colour options, dimensions and weight
The iQOO 8 Pro will come in 2 colours: Legendary Edition and Track Version. The phone measures 165.01 x 75.20 x 9.19mm, and weighs 203.9g (Track Edition: 202.5g)
Does the iQOO 8 have a 3.5mm headphone jack?
No, the iQOO 8 and the iQOO 8 Pro do not have a 3.5mm audio jack. The phones rely on the USB Type-C port for audio, charging and file transfers.
iQOO 8 Pro specs
- Display: 6.78-inches 2K+ AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 3200 x 1440 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, 92.22% screen-to-body ratio, 8,00,000:1 Contrast Ratio, HDR10+, P3 Colour Gamut, ultrasonic 3D wide in-display fingerprint scanner
- Operating system: Origin OS 1.0 based on Android 11
- Processor: 3.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ 5G, 5nm process
- GPU: Adreno 660
- Memory: 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM
- Storage: 128GB/256GB/512 UFS 3.1
- Battery: 4,500 mAh, USB Type-C, 120W Fast Charging, 50W Fast Wireless Charging
- Main Cameras: 50MP Sony IMX 766, f/1.75 aperture, OIS + 48MP ultra-wide-angle f/2.2 aperture, 114° FOV + 16MP portrait sensor, f/2.23aperture, LED Flash
- Selfie Camera: 16MP f/2.4 aperture
- Connectivity: 5G: n1/n3/n5/n8/n28/n38/n41/n77/n78/n79, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 2.4GHz/5.1GHz/5.8GHz, Bluetooth 5.2, Beidou/GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO/QZSS
- Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Electronic Compass, Color temperature sensor
- Dimensions: 165.01 x 75.20 x 9.19mm
- Weight: Legend Edition: 203.9g, Track Edition: 202.5g
- Colours: Legendary Edition, Track Version
iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Pro Price in China
The iQOO 8 price in China starts at RMB 3799 for the 8GB/128GB version, while the 12GB/256GB model costs RMB 4199. The iQOO 8 Pro has been priced at RMB 4999 for the base variant with 8GB/256GB, the 12GB/256GB version costs RMB 5499. The top-end model with 12GB/512GB carries a price tag of RMB 5999.
There is no word on the iQOO 8 India launch yet, but we expect the company to bring it to our market.