Vivo’s sub-brand iQOO is all set to introduce a new variant of the iQOO Neo. The phone will flaunt Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor, as the brand confirmed earlier. Today, the company has announced that the new iQOO Neo will be launched in its home market of China on October 24th. The handset will arrive as the successor to the iQOO Neo, which was launched in China in July this year with the last year’s Snapdragon 845 processor. The new model of the smartphone could be called the iQOO Neo 2, iQOO Lite, or the iQOO Neo Pro, but we can’t confirm this until launch.
Vivo iQOO Neo Snapdragon 855 specifications and features
According to a recent listing on Geekbench, the Snapdragon 855 SoC-powered Vivo iQOO Neo model could feature a single-core score of 3,516 and multi-core score of 11,262. A listing on AnTuTu suggested that the smartphone could feature 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. But there could also be more RAM and storage variants in the offing. Furthermore, the benchmark suggested that the handset will have a resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels and boot Android 9 Pie with a custom interface out of the box.
The reports suggest that the new iQOO Neo SD855 model could have an AMOLED display with a fingerprint sensor sitting below it. Above the screen, the handset is said to have a waterdrop notch, which will be home to the selfie camera. The smartphone is expected to be powered by a beefy 4,500mAh battery, which will support a massive 33W rapid charging support. No other specifications of the iQOO Neo SD855 processor variant are available at the moment, including its pricing and availability. However, since the launch is just around the corner, we will find out soon. We certainly can expect the new model to cost higher than the Snapdragon 845-powered iQOO Neo, which costs RMB 2,698 (~Rs 27,150) in China for the base variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage.