Vivo iQOO launched in China: Price, specifications and alternatives

Vivo iQOO gaming smartphone has finally launched with features like pressure-sensitive buttons and liquid cooling technology.

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Vivo iQOO gaming smartphone comes with a Snapdragon 855 processor

Vivo’s sub-brand iQOO has finally launched its first gaming smartphone in China. The highlights of the new smartphone include 44W fast charging, in-display fingerprint scanner and much more. It also has some gaming-centric features like pressure-sensitive buttons and liquid cooling technology.

Specifications

Vivo iQOO gaming smartphone features a 6.41-inch display with a resolution of 2340 x1080 pixels and a waterdrop style notch. The device is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor coupled with up to 12GB RAM and up to 256GB of onboard storage. The phone runs on Google’s Android 9 Pie operating system. All of this is backed by a 4,000mAh, which supports Vivo’s new 44W SuperFlash charging technology.

Price and Availability

Vivo iQOO is set to go on sale in China starting March 6. The registrations are already open for the upcoming flash sale. As for the pricing, the Vivo iQOO will be available for a starting price of CNY 2,998 (roughly Rs 32,000). The 8GB RAM+128GB storage variant comes with a price tag of CNY 3298 (roughly Rs 35,000).

Also Read: Vivo V15 Pro First Impressions: Is the pop-up camera just a gimmick or is it actually worth it

Alternatives

OnePlus 6T

OnePlus 6T Mclaren Edition
OnePlus 6T also handles gaming pretty well

While the Vivo iQOO comes with the latest Snapdragon 855, the OnePlus 6T also packs in a punch when it comes to performance. The OnePlus 6T comes with flagship grade hardware including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. It packs in up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. OnePlus 6T is available for a starting price of Rs. 37,999.

Honor View 20

Honor View 20
Honor View 20 is one of the first phones to sport a hole punch design

Honor has recently launched the Honor View 20 and it is one of the first smartphones to come with a hole punch display. The new smartphone also brings the latest flagship Kirin 980 chipset, which is based on a 7nm process. It also comes with a 48-megapixel camera at the back. The smartphone is available in India with a starting price of Rs. 37,999.

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