iQOO Neo 5 with 120Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 870 launched: price, specifications


  • iQOO Neo 5 with Snapdragon 870 has launched in China
  • It comes with a 120Hz AMOLED screen and 48MP triple cameras
  • It rivals with Xiaomi Redmi K40 and Motorola Edge S

iQOO Neo 5 has launched in China. Unlike the Snapdragon 888 powered iQOO 7 that went official in China in January, the iQOO Neo 5 is an affordable flagship phone from the company.

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With a starting price of RMB 1,998, the iQOO Neo 5 has arrived as a rival for the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi K40 and Motorola Edge S. The new iQOO smartphone comes with key specifications such as a high refresh rate display, Snapdragon 870, 48-megapixel triple cameras, and a big battery with fast charging capabilities.

iQOO Neo 5 specifications and features

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The iQOO Neo 5 is powered by the Snapdragon 870 chipset

The iQOO Neo 5 has a 6.62-inch AMOLED E3 screen with a punch-hole cutout. The display offers Full HD+ resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio, a 120Hz refresh rate, a 300Hz touch sampling rate, 1300 nits maximum brightness, a 6000000:1 contrast ratio, HDR10+, DC dimming, and an in-screen fingerprint reader. The Neo 5’s screen has an independent display chip that assists in delivering an accurate visual experience.

The Snapdragon 870 mobile platform is at the helm of the iQOO Neo 5. It features up to 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The handset has a 4,400mAh battery that carries support for 66W rapid charging technology. It takes only 30 minutes to charge completely, as per iQOO.

The iQOO Neo 5 has a front-facing camera of 16-megapixel. The triple camera module has a Sony IMX589 48-megapixel primary camera with OIS support, a 120-degree 13-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro shooter with a 2.5cm focal length.

The Neo 5 runs on OriginOS based on Android 11. It is equipped with other features such as dual-SIM support, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, dual-frequency GPS, NFC, a linear motor for in-game vibrations, stereo speakers, and a USB Type-C.

iQOO Neo 5 pricing and availability

The iQOO Neo 5 variants such as 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 256GB storage, and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage are priced at RMB 2,499 (~Rs 27,850), RMB 2,699 (~Rs 30,100), RMB 2,999 (~Rs 33,450), respectively. It can be bought in Night Shadow Black, Cloud Shadow Blue, and Pixel Orange.

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.