iQOO has officially announced the much anticipated iQOO 8 series smartphones in the Chinese market that will be succeeding it’s iQOO 7 lineup introduced at the beginning of the year.
Just like it’s predecessor, a total of two models were unveiled including the iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Pro. Without further ado, let’s check out what these devices have in store for us!
iQOO 8 Pro
Starting with the higher-end iQOO 8 Pro, the phone features a 6.76” Samsung E5 LTPO OLED curved display upfront that offers a WQHD+ screen resolution, 120Hz variable refresh rate, as well as 10-bit color depth coverage.
On the imaging front, the iQOO 8 Pro sports a triple-cam setup on the rear side lead by a 50MP Sony IMX 766 main camera that comes with a gimbal-style stabilization system similar to what we saw on the Vivo X60 Pro (Review).
Aside from that, there’s also a 48 megapixels ultra-wide unit as well as a 16 megapixels portrait lens to round out it’s rear camera system. As for selfie and video-calling, they will be handled by a 16 megapixels front-facing camera.
Under the hood, the iQOO 8 Pro is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 888+ chipset which will be paired with up to 12GB RAM and 512GB onboard storage in the memory department.
To keep it’s lights on, the iQOO 8 Pro draws power from a respectable 4,500mAh battery with 120W fast-wired charging support as well as 50W wireless charging support. On the software-side, the phone is shipped with OriginOS based on Android 11 out of the box.
In terms of pricing, the iQOO 8 Pro will set you back by 4,999 Yuan (US$770), 5,499 Yuan (US$848), as well as 5,999 Yuan (US$925) respectively for it’s 8GB+256GB, 12GB+256GB, as well as 12GB+512GB variants.
Moving on to the vanilla iQOO 8, the phone gets a 6.56” AMOLED display with FHD+ screen resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 10-bit color depth, as well as a 16 megapixels selfie camera housed within it’s central hole-punch cutout.
On the rear side of the phone, it sports a slightly toned-down triple-cam system comprising of a 48MP Sony IMX598 main camera, 13 megapixels ultra-wide lens, as well as a 13 megapixels portrait lens.
Unlike the iQOO 8 Pro, the vanilla model settles with a non-Plus Snapdragon 888 chipset which will be assisted by 12GB RAM and 256GB onboard storage in the memory department.
Moving on, the iQOO 8 is also fitted with a 4,350mAh battery which retains the same 120W fast-wired charging support, but losses the 50W wireless charging.
Those who’re interested can get the iQOO 8 at a slightly more affordable price of 3,799 Yuan (US$585) and 4,199 Yuan (US$647) respectively for it’s 8GB+128GB and 12GB+256GB variants.