UPDATED: April 21, 2021 22:59 IST
IQOO is finally gearing up for the launch of its upcoming high-end smartphone in India. This smartphone, called the iQOO 7 is being continuously teased by the brand. Also, iQOO took to Twitter last week to reveal the launch date of this smartphone. The iQOO 7 will go official on April 26 in India.
The brand has further confirmed that the iQOO 7 series will bring two devices to India, the standard iQOO 7 and iQOO 7 Legend. While Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 SoC will power the former, the latter will get the flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC.
The iQOO 7 Legend, which is the superior of the two phones, is developed in partnership with BMW M Motorsport. This smartphone will get the iconic tri-colour racing stripes of the BMW M Motorsport as part of the partnership.
Now that the launch of the iQOO 7 series is not too far, the brand is creating a buzz on social media by revealing the key specs of these devices. Keeping that in mind, we decided to stack everything we know so far about the iQOO 7 lineup.
iQOO 7 specs and features
–The iQOO 7 lineup was revealed back in January this year in China, through which we are aware of the complete details. As far as the design of the iQOO 7 is concerned, it features a rectangular camera module that stacks a triple camera setup on the rear. Apart from this, the back panel is relatively plain, with an iQOO branding on the camera module itself.
–There’s a slight change on the top-end iQOO 7 Legend though, it features tri-coloured racing stripes with a slogan that says “Fascination Meets Innovation”.
–On the front, both these smartphones sport a centred punch-hole display. Both the devices also feature an in-display fingerprint scanner for authentication.
–The iQOO 7 and iQOO 7 Legend sport a 6.62-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. Meaning the refresh rate will vary depending on the content being viewed. The display is HDR 10+ certified with a peak brightness of 1300 nits.
–Both the IQOO 7 and iQOO 7 Legend will be powered by Snapdragon 800 series chipset. While flagship Snapdragon 888 Soc will power the top-end iQOO 7 legend, the younger sibling iQOO 7 will get a Snapdragon 870 chipset, which will be coupled with another intelligent display chipset, the brand revealed in a tweet. These are top of the line chipsets that can slice through anything you throw at them.
–iQOO has also revealed that both these smartphones will feature advanced liquid cooling technology for heat dissipation. iQOO claims that this allows the phones to keep the CPU temperature low by 14-degree Celsius and external temperature low by 5-degree celsius.
–In the camera department, the standard iQOO 7 will be powered by a triple rear camera setup that consists of a 48-megapixel IMX 598 primary sensor, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide shooter and finally, a 13-megapixel portrait camera. There’s a 16-megapixel shooter for selfies on the front. While the iQOO 7 Legend will also feature a triple camera setup, the sensors included will see a change. The setup will include a 48-megapixel IMX 598 primary shooter, a 50mm portrait lens, and a third unknown lens.
–Further, these devices will ship with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
–The iQOO 7 will be running Android 11 with Origin OS on top. Apart from this, the connectivity options on the device include 5G, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port.
–Finally, the iQOO 7 and iQOO 7 Legend will ship with a 4000mAH battery with 66W fast charging.
iQOO 7 India launch
The iQOO 7 lineup was released in China in the month of January this year. After a couple of months of leaks, the brand is set to release the iQOO 7 and iQOO 7 Legend in India. iQOO last week announced that the iQOO 7 series would go official on April 26 in India.
iQOO 7 India price
iQOO has also provided hints about the pricing of the iQOO 7 devices. The brand revealed that these devices would ship under Rs 40,000 in India. At this price, the iQOO 7 will be one of the cheapest phones powered by a Snapdragon 888 SoC. The sub-Rs 40,000 categories will see even stiffer competition with the launch of the iQOO 7 series, but that puts potential buyers in a great position.