Update: iQoo has released a new teaser for its upcoming smartphone on the company’s official Weibo page. The teaser reveals the upcoming iQoo smartphone will be equipped with a sixth-generation In-display fingerprint sensor. Compared to the fifth-generation In-display fingerprint sensor used in the Vivo NEX Dual Display, the sixth-generation sensor is expected to boast faster unlock time as well as improved security.
Earlier this month, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo announced its iQoo sub-brand with a focus on the premium segment. The Vivo sub-brand today showcased its first smartphone during the live broadcast of today’s All-Star Game on Tencent Sports. It was previously being speculated that the first product to be launched under the new iQoo sub-brand would be a foldable smartphone.
iQoo’s First Smartphone Sports Triple Rear Cameras
As you can see in the image above, the iQoo smartphone displayed during the game today does not adopt a foldable design. At the back of the handset, we see a triple-camera setup with the three sensors stacked vertically. The LED flash module is placed below the three sensors. Apart from the triple rear cameras, the smartphone appears to have a Blue gradient back. The iQoo logo can be found in the lower left corner on the back of the phone. No fingerprint sensor is visible at the rear, which suggests it will be equipped with an In-display fingerprint sensor. While iQoo has not confirmed any details just yet, we expect the smartphone to be available in a few other colors at launch. The hardware specifications of the smartphone, however, still remain a mystery. iQoo is yet to confirm a specific launch date but we expect the company’s first smartphone to be formally launched in China within the next few weeks.
Since the iQoo smartphone will be a premium offering, it is likely to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC under the hood. In terms of memory, the top-end variant is expected to offer at least 8GB of RAM. Previous rumors had claimed the smartphone will be priced around CNY 5,000 in China, which converts to roughly $738. Similar to Vivo’s recent flagship models, the first iQoo smartphone is expected to have a nearly bezel-free display. According to rumors, the smartphone is likely to feature a pop-up mechanism similar to the Vivo NEX and the upcoming V15 Pro smartphones.