Vivo has launched its next set of phones with some top-end specifications, but in a sub brand iQoo. In China, where these phones have been launched, these are called the Vivo iQoo and it remains to be seen what the company will call these when launched in the markets elsewhere, including India.
Heading straight to the specifications of the new phone, this has a 6.41-inch full HD+ AMOLED display that offers a screen resolution of 1080x2340 pixels. Thereās a waterdrop style notch in the front. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855SoC processor is the main engine and the phone has multiple RAM/ROM variants to boast of. At the lower end, you have the 6GB/128GB variant; then the 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB variants and then the 12GB/256GB variant right at the top. This last model is distinguished by the faux-carbon fibre back, receiving protection from a curved glass panel. The other variants of the Vivo iQoo have a glass build. Android Pie OS with the Funtouch OS 9 riding as the UI runs the device.
Vivo has stacked the rear panel with a triple camera setup, while the front selfie camera is taken care of by a single 12MP lens.
The rear camera setup has 13-megapixel Sony IMX263 shooter and then there is the 12MP sensor and a 2MP depth sensor making up the full optics module.
A 4000mAh battery supported by a 44W Super Flash Charge, that can charge this large battery to 50% power in less than 15 minutes lends the power to this new device from Vivo.
There are a couple of unique features added to this phone by Vivo. One is a vapour cooling system, that the company claims will keep the temperature of the phone down by up to 12 degrees C. The other is to position this device as a gaming phone with Monster Touch shoulder buttons and Multi-Turbo features to help play games on the phone with ease.
Since the Vivo iQoo has been launched only in China for now, the prices applicable in that market are only available. These start at CNY 2998 for the base 6GB/128GB model, CNY3298 for the 8GB/128GB and CNY3598 for the 8GB/256GB models and lastly, the 12GB/256GB one goes for CNY4298 in China. These can be converted to range from around Rs 31,700 to Rs 45,500. But there is as yet no confirmation on when Vivo plans to launch these iQoo phones in India and if does which of these variants will be included in the offering.