iQOO U5 5G with 120Hz display, Snapdragon 695 launched: price, specifications


  • iQOO U5 5G mid-range phone has debuted in China
  • It features a 120Hz display and Snapdragon 695
  • It is equipped with 50MP dual cameras and a 5,000mAh battery

iQOO U5 5G has been launched in China. Yesterday, the company took off covers from the iQOO Neo5s and iQOO Neo5 SE smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 8-series chips in the home market. Around the same time, the iQOO U5 was made official silently by listing on Vivo China’s website and Chinese retailer sites.

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The iQOO U5 5G has arrived as the successor to the iQOO U3, which was announced earlier this year. While the company has not shared all the details, it does seem like the U5 will be rivalling the Redmi Note 11 5G in China. The handset offers key features like a 120Hz OLED display, Snapdragon 695, a 5,000mAh battery, and 50-megapixel dual rear cameras.

iQOO U5 specifications and features

iQOO U5 5G

iQOO U5 5G features a 120Hz AMOLED screen and Snapdragon 695 chip

The iQOO U5 has a 6.58-inch OLED screen with a teardrop notch. It produces a Full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The display notch houses an 8-megapixel camera for snapping selfies. The rectangle-shaped camera module available on the backside of the device has a 50-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera.

The Snapdragon 695, which is the most powerful Snapdragon 6-series chip, is present at the helm of the iQOO U5 5G. The device comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage. For additional storage, the device offers a microSD slot.

The Android 11 OS overlaid with iQOO UI 1.0 comes preinstalled on the iQOO U5. It has a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W charging through a USB Type- C port. The handset comes with a side-facing fingerprint sensor for security.

iQOO U5 5G pricing and availability

The iQOO U5 comes in variants such as 4GB RAM + 128GB storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. iQOO is yet to confirm the pricing of the U5. These variants are priced at RMB 1,299 (~Rs Rs 15,300), RMB 1,399 (~Rs 16,500), and RMB 1,499 (~Rs 17,700).

The handset will be up for pre-orders on Chinese retailer sites from December 24th, 2021. It is scheduled to go on sale in China on January 1st, 2022. It will be available in colours like Dark Black, Silver White, and Magic Blue.  It is unclear whether iQOO has any plans to release the iQOO U5 5G in India.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

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