Vivo introduced the iQOO sub-brand in China last year. The brand was used to launch performance-driven smartphones in the country. By mid-2020, Vivo altered its smartphone business strategy after which iQOO launched Z-series and U-series phones with mid-range specs. Today, the company unveiled the iQOO U1x smartphone as the second U-series phone in the country.
The iQOO U1 that was announced in July was an entry-level phone driven by the Snapdragon 439 SoC. The newly-announced iQOO U1x is its higher variant that features a more powerful chipset. It comes with a large-sized battery with fast charging support and its rear shell is home to 13-megapixel triple cameras.
iQOO U1x specifications and features
The iQOO U1x features a 6.51-inch IPS LCD display with a punch-hole design. It offers an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a 269ppi pixel density. The phone delivers a screen-to-body ratio of 89 percent. For security, the iQOO U1x comes with face unlock support and a side-mounted fingerprint reader.
The Snapdragon 662 mobile platform coupled with 4GB and 6GB of LPPDR4x RAM powers the iQOO U1x. The handset offers up to 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. Despite being a mid-range phone, the device lacks a microSD card slot. The phone runs Android 10 with iQOO UI on top.
The iQOO U1x has an 8-megapixel selfie camera and its rear camera setup includes a 13-megapixel main camera with f/2.2 aperture, a 2-megapixel portrait lens, and a 2-megapixel macro shooter. The phone offers photography features like portrait mode, 4cm macro shots, 4x digital zoom, slow-motion video shooting, and 1080p video recording.
The iQOO U1x is backed by a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. The phone offers connectivity features like dual SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
iQOO U1x price and availability
The iQOO U1x comes in 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variants, which are priced at RMB 899 (~Rs 9,900), RMB 999 (~Rs 11,000), and RMB 1,199 (~Rs 13,200), respectively in China. It comes in two colours such as Morning Forest and Light Black. It is unclear which other markets outside China will be receiving the iQOO U1x.