- iQOO India is likely to launch its first Z-series device by mid-June
- It could be available exclusively through Amazon India
- It may announce the iQOO Z3 5G, which was approved by the BIS authority
A new iQOO Z-series phone will be launching in India in June, claims popular tipster Mukul Sharma. In April, iQOO announced the iQOO Z3 5G in China. The same month, this handset appeared in the database of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Hence, it appears that the iQOO Z3 5G could be launching in India next month.
Before the launch of the iQOO 7 (review) and iQOO 7 Legend, iQOO India Country Director Gagan Arora revealed that the company will be releasing other iQOO phones across different price points this year. The iQOO 7 series with flagship specs starts at Rs 31,990. The upcoming Z-series phone could be a mid-range phone priced around Rs 20,000.
iQOO’s first Z-series phone to launch in mid-June
[Exclusive] I can now confirm that iQOO is indeed bringing its Z "series" in India. The first device in the lineup is right around the corner, will launch in mid June and will be an Amazon Special device.
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— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) May 24, 2021
According to Sharma, iQOO will launch its first Z-series by mid-June in India. It will be also sold as Amazon Special device, which indicates it will be exclusively available through the retailer site. Hence, it appears that iQOO may start teasing the arrival of the Z-series in the next few days.
In April, an iQOO phone with model number i2011 was seen at India’s BIS authority. Around the same time, the phone was spotted in the Indian IMEI database with iQOO Z3 5G moniker, which suggested that the country could be soon receiving the smartphone.
iQOO Z3 5G specifications and pricing
The iQOO Z3 5G has a 6.58-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate. The device runs iQOO UI based on Android 11. For security, it has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The Z3 5G is driven by the Snapdragon 768G chipset, up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and up to 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage. The 4,400mAh battery of the phone supports 55W fast charging. It has a 16-megapixel front camera and a triple camera system on the back, which comprises a 64-megapixel primary lens, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel macro snapper.
In China, the iQOO Z3 5G comes in three options such as 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage. They are priced at around RMB 1,699 (~Rs 19,300), RMB 1,799 (~Rs 20,400) and RMB 1,999 (~Rs 22,700), respectively. It comes in colours like Deep Space Black, Cloud Oxygen Blue, and Nebula Gradient.