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iQOO Z1 launch date set for May 19th, to feature 144Hz display and punch-hole selfie camera

MediaTek launched its latest Dimensity series chipset called the Dimensity 1000+ 5G recently. The flagship chipset flaunts support for 144Hz displays and enhanced 5G network as its highlights. At the event, it was revealed that the first smartphone to come with the latest flagship chipset would be an iQOO device.

It was speculated that the upcoming smartphone would mark the debut of the Z-series from iQOO, and be called the iQOO Z1. Recently, the brand confirmed the launch date of the smartphone in China, and a couple of live images have been spotted online giving us a glimpse of the front panel.

iQOO Z1 launching in China on May 19th

The iQOO Z1 will be the first Dimensity 1000+ powered smartphone

The iQOO Z1 will be the first Dimensity 1000+ powered smartphone

iQOO has now posted a teaser video on its official Weibo handle in China, confirming the launch date of the upcoming smartphone. The company also shared a poster of the handset on the same micro-blogging website revealing three key details of the smartphone. The image confirms that the iQOO Z1 will come with a 144Hz display.

The silhouette of the smartphone in the teaser image reveals a single punch-hole cutout in the top right corner. The upcoming iQOO Z1 will also support 5G according to the teaser posted.

iQOO Z1 live images reveal punch-hole display

The iQOO Z1 will allow users ro switch display refresh rates

The iQOO Z1 will allow users to switch between display refresh rates

The punch-hole display of the upcoming smartphone was also recently spotted in a couple of alleged live images, which surfaced on WeiboBoth live images give us a glimpse of the front panel with minimal bezels, punch-hole cutout and slightly thick chin. However, one of the pictures also reveals that the upcoming iQOO Z1 will allow users to switch between refresh rate options like 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz and 144Hz.

We can also see an indent on the right side, which will presumably house a fingerprint scanner embedded into the power button, with the volume rocker placed above.

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