The iQoo 3 is rumored to be in the pipeline as the next flagship phone by the brand, which was initially launched in China as a sub-brand of Vivo. The new smartphone is said to have Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC and it will support 55W fast charging. iQoo recently announced its global expansion plans and revealed the launch of its first 5G phone in India. IQoo 3 is likely to be the smartphone that the Chinese brand will bring to the Indian market to begin its operations as a separate, standalone legal entity in the country.
A tipster from China posted the key specifications of an upcoming smartphone on Weibo last week. Although the Chinese tipster did not originally reveal the device’s name, his Indian counterpart known on Twitter as Sudhanshu Ambore, claimed to be none other than the IQ3. The Indian tipster has also leaked an image suggesting the official name of the new smartphone.
iQoo 3 specification (rumor)
If we believe the claims made by both Chinese and Indian tippers, the iQoo 3 will feature a 6.4-inch full-HD + (1080×2400 pixels) Samsung AMOLED display with a hole-punch design and 60Hz refresh rate. The smartphone is also said to have a Snapdragon 865 SoC with 5G support and a quad rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor. Apart from this, the handset is said to have a 4,410mAh battery with 55W fast charging support.
Last week, Vivo filed a trademark application with a super flashcharge technology that would allegedly be used to charge 55W in next-generation IQ phones. A listing on China’s 3C database also hinted at an in vivo phone with 55W fast charging support.
Vivo’s iQoo is set to enter India as a separate legal entity and is launching its new 5G flagship in the country early next month. In a conversation with Gadgets 360, Gagan Arora, Director – Marketing, iQoo India, mentioned that the new smartphone will run Android 10 on top with a custom interface. The brand has already established its office in Bengaluru and plans to offer an independent after-sales service provided by Vivo in the country.