iQOO Neo3 specifications leaked: 120Hz display, Snapdragon 865 and more

On: April 7, 2020

Chinese smartphone manufacturer iQOO, a sub-brand of Vivo, recently made its debut in India with the Snapdragon 865-powered iQOO 3 5G (review) in February. The rumour mill has now revealed information on the upcoming iQOO Neo3. The first leak is from a reliable Chinese gadget tipster who claims that the device flaunts an LCD display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. Two images have also surfaced from the same source, revealing a few additional specifications.

iQOO Neo 3 screenshots

According to the first image, the iQOO Neo3 offers three refresh rate choices to the user, ranging from 60Hz, 90Hz, all the way up to 120Hz. The recently-unveiled iQOO 3 5G lacks the option. Its punch-hole AMOLED display is limited to 60Hz.

Running a higher refresh rate continually results in massive battery consumption. Without any official word on the battery capacity, we can only assume it features a large power unit. The tipster had previously revealed that the smartphone features a punch-hole camera, which seems likely since the iQOO 3 also sported this feature.

The second image reveals the iQOO Neo3’s model number (V1981A), processor, and related hardware details. The handset is powered by a 2.8GHz Snapdragon 865 SoC with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage, and runs the Android 10-based FunTouch OS 10. The tipster had previously revealed that it sports a 48-megapixel primary camera at the rear. 


Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.