Vivo’sub-brand iQOO has officially unveiled its 5th iteration of the flagship smartphone series. The all-new iQOO 5 and iQOO 5 Pro are now official with a whopping 120Hz refresh rate screen, 120W super-fast charging, and insane cameras. Let’s take a look.
iQOO 5 Series Pricing and Colorways
Just like the other iQOO devices, the new iQOO 5 and iQOO 5 Pro come with flagship specs at mid-range pricing. The iQOO 5 starts at CNY 3998(~$576) for the 8GB + 128GB variant, CNY 4,298(~$619) for the 12GB + 128GB variant, and CNY 4,598(~$662) for the 12GB + 256GB variant. It is available in Star Trace and Hao Ying and will go on sale starting August 24 in China.
Coming to the Pro model, the iQOO 5 Pro is available in two variants, 8GB + 256GB for CNY 4,998(~$720), and CNY 5,498(~$792) for the 12GB + 256GB. It is available in Track Version and Legendary Edition and will go on sale starting August 24 in China. The Pro model also comes in special BMW edition which will be available later in the country.
iQOO 5 and iQOO 5 Pro Specifications and Highlights
First, let’s get the similarities out of the way, the series comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. The duo sports a 6.56-inch 120Hz refresh rate resolution display panels with HDR10+ support.
The smartphones have an in-display fingerprint scanner and come with VC liquid cooling technology that uses a heat dissipation mechanism for getting the heat out in intense gaming sessions. Both are dual-SIM 5G capable devices running on Android 10 OS out of the box.
The iQOO 5 has a flat-screen display whereas the Pro has a curved edged display. Both the smartphones rock a triple rear camera setup but the sensors are a bit different. There is a 50-megapixel Samsun GN1 sensor on both the smartphones but the vanilla iQOO 5 has a 13-megapixel + 8-megapixel lenses accompanying the main lens and the iQOO 5 Pro has a 13-megapixel + 13-megapixel lenses fitted along with the main camera. Interestingly, the Pro model can shoot up to 8K videos via the native camera app which the vanilla model misses on.
The iQOO 5 houses a 4,500mAh battery with support for 55W fast charging, whereas, the iQOO 5 Pro is backed up by a 4,000mAh battery with whopping 120W fast charging support.
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