April 15th, 2020
Last year in the month of April, Vivo has launched its iQOO sub-brand which means "I Quest On and On" in China. IQOO 3 was launched in India as the second 5G-enabled phone in the country, the first is the Realme X50 Pro, with Snapdragon 865 to boot. Vivo previously managed the IQOO with the electronic backup of BBK (I Quest On and On) as its series of gaming smartphones. Vivo IQOO 3 5G with SD 865 variants launched in India starting at Rs 36,999.
However, Earlier this year, iQOO confirmed that it will arrive in India by launching its first phone in February. The IQOO 3 is the company's first phone for Indian consumers and comes in 4G and 5G variations to choose from.
While there are still months left for us to witness a commercial launch of 5G in India, the 5G variant of iQOO 3 is marketed as a more premium version that will not become obsolete until 5G connectivity is connected. The iQOO 3 smartphone is packed with some interesting features such as the perforated screen, the 48-megapixel triple cameras and the fast charging of 55 W for its large battery can be purchased in 5G and 4G flavors.
— iQOO India (@IqooInd) February 25, 2020
The iQOO 3 smartphone measures 158.51 x 74.88 x 9.16 mm and weighs 214.5 grams. The smartphone boasts a 6.44-inch HDR10 + complaint S-AMOLED screen that features a hole in the upper right corner. The 20: 9 aspect ratio compatible display produces a Full HD + resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, 800nits of full-screen brightness and a 100 percent P3 color gamut. The iQOO 3 screen is integrated with an on-screen fingerprint reader that is unlocked in just 0.31 seconds. The glass back of the phone curves towards the edges.
The Snapdragon 865 mobile platform, which is a 5G-ready SoC, is present in front of the iQOO 3. The chipset of the iQOO 3 is coupled with up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM.
It is the world's first smartphone that ships with UFS 3.1 storage that promises transfer speeds of 1.2Gbps. It can be purchased in 128 GB and 256 GB storage versions.
There is Multi-Turbo technology to increase phone performance while playing. According to the company, iQOO 3 recorded an impressive AnTuTu score of 610,576.
The drilling on the iQOO 3 has a 16-megapixel selfie camera. The back of the device has a rectangular camera module in the upper left corner. It consists of a 48-megapixel main trigger with f / 1.79 aperture, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide lens with f / 2.2 aperture, a 13-megapixel telephoto sensor with f / 2.46 aperture with 20x digital zoom and a portrait lens of 2 megapixels with aperture f / 2.4. Quad cameras are blessed with features such as 2.5 cm Super Macro mode, Super Night mode, Super Anti-Shake and 4K video recording at 30 fps.
The iQOO 3 smartphone is powered by a 4,400 mAh battery that supports 55W Super FlashCharge technology. The phone takes only 15 minutes to reach a 50 percent battery from scratch.
For players, there are shoulder buttons called Monster Touch buttons on the left edge of the device. These buttons can be used to map game functions such as shooting, jumping, flying, etc.
It also offers other game-friendly features, such as the 180Hz touch response rate, 4D vibrations in the game and Ultra Game mode. There is an integrated carbon fiber VC liquid cooling technology that can effectively reduce the surface temperature by 3.5 degrees Celsius and the CPU temperature by 12 degrees Celsius.
iQOO offers an L-shaped capsule data cable to comfortably charge the iQOO 3 while playing. The Android 10 operating system is preloaded on the device along with the custom iQOO UI 1.0 skin.
For an enhanced audio experience, the iQOO 3 is equipped with the AK4377A high fidelity audio chipset. The device comes with high-resolution audio certification.
The iQOO 3 will be available exclusively through Flipkart in India from March 4 at 12 p.m. The smartphone will also be available for purchase through the iQOO India website.
The iQOO 3 with 4G connectivity comes in two models, such as 8 GB of RAM + 128 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM + 256 GB of storage. They are priced at Rs. 36,990 (~ $ 515) and Rs. 39,990 (~ $ 557). The 5G edition of the iQOO 3 comes with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage and costs Rs. 44,990 (~ $ 626).
Buyers of iQOO 3 in India with ICICI credit cards can take advantage of flat Rs. 3,000 (~ $ 42) discount. The phone can be used in color variants such as Volcano Orange, Quantum Silver and Tornado Black. Other launch offers include free EMI options for up to 12 months and Rs. 12,000 (~ $ 167) Jio benefits.
In China, the iQOO 3 comes in four variants, such as 6 GB of RAM + 128 GB of storage, 8 GB of RAM + 128 GB of storage, 12 GB of RAM + 128 GB of storage and 12 GB of RAM + 256 GB of storage.
These models are priced at 3,598 yuan (~ $ 515), 3,798 yuan (~ $ 539), 3,998 yuan (~ $ 568) and 4,398 yuan (~ $ 625). The presale of the phone starts today in China through online sales sites.
The first sale of the iQOO 3 5G will be made in the local market through online and offline stores starting on March 2.