Earlier this week, Vivo sub-brand iQOO confirmed that its second smartphone, dubbed iQOO Neo, will arrive with last year’s Snapdragon 845 chipset under the hood. The company has now taken to Weibo to announce that the iQOO Neo will be formally launched in China at an event in Chengdu on July 2. As with any major smartphone launch, iQOO will be broadcasting the event live for its fans.
iQOO to Launch its Second Smartphone in China on July 2
The iQOO Neo will be the sub-brand’s second Android smartphone after the original iQOO, which was launched in China in March this year. Unlike the iQOO, iQOO Neo will be powered by a now outdated Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor under the hood. However, the phone will have liquid cooling, so you may not notice any major drop in performance even when you play games for long periods of time. Another teaser poster that was posted by iQOO on Weibo today reveals the phone will be equipped with 4D Smart Shock 2.0, likely an improved version of the 4D Smart Shock feature seen on the iQOO and as well as a few Vivo smartphones.
iQOO Neo has already been spotted on the TENAA website, although its complete specifications have not been listed yet. In terms of design, the key highlights will be a waterdrop notch display and a triple-camera setup at the rear. According to the limited information available on TENAA, the iQOO Neo will come equipped with a 6.38-inch AMOLED display with an under-display fingerprint scanner. It will also pack an impressive 4500mAh battery, although it is expected to support slower fast charging speeds compared to the original iQOO. As for the dimensions, the upcoming iQOO smartphone measures 159.5 x 75.2 x 8.1mm according to its TENAA listing. Thanks to less impressive hardware specifications, the iQOO Neo is rumored to be a lot more affordable than the iQOO and could be priced under CNY 2,000 in China.