Motorola launched the Motorola Edge S in January as the world’s first Snapdragon 870 SoC powered smartphone. The Redmi K40 that went official last month is the second phone to feature the chip. Today, iQOO confirmed that the SD870 chip would drive the iQOO Neo5 smartphone.
The company also revealed that the iQOO Neo5, which is slated to go official on March 16 in China will be equipped with an independent display chip that will allow it to consume less power and deliver realistic colors. Past reports have revealed that the iQOO Neo5 will be sporting a 6.61-inch OLED screen with a top-centered selfie camera cutout. The FHD+ resolution supporting screen will deliver a high refresh rate of 120Hz. The handset may feature a front-facing camera of 16-megapixel.
The iQOO Neo5 is expected to feature a triple camera system on its back. It is likely to feature a 48-megapixel main camera, a 13-megapixel ultrawide lens, and a 2-megapixel depth or macro lens. The primary lens of the device could be a Sony IMX589 sensor. The below poster shows that the phone has enhanced UFS 3.1 storage.
The Neo5 smartphone will run on Android 11 OS and OriginOS UI. It is expected to house a 4,400mAh battery that may support 66W fast charging. There is no word on the pricing of the device. It is likely to rival the likes of Redmi K40 and Motorola Edge S in China. Both phones carry a price tag of 1,999 Yuan ($309) for their starting model. The iQOO Neo5 could be also arriving with a similar starting price. The smartphone is now up for reservations in China
In related news, iQOO reportedly working on another phone called the iQOO Z3. It is speculated that the V2073A phone, which was recently certified by the 3C authority. The 3C listing revealed that it may ship with a 55W fast charger.