Today, they released their newest gaming smartphone called the iQOO Z1. The smartphone is almost the same with the iQOO Neo3 5G released a few months ago. The chipset is what separates both smartphones.
The iQOO Z1 is powered by the Dimensity 1000+ SoC from MediaTek with 5G modem. To further boost the device’s performance, it features Multi-Turbo 3.5 technology and liquid cooling heat dissipation, which is capable of reducing the phone’s temperature by 10-12°C according to the company. The device runs on iQOO UI which is based on the Android 10 operating system.
The iQOO Z1 sports a 6.57-inch LCD display with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, and 144Hz refresh rate. At the top right corner of the display is a punch-hole which features the 16MP selfie camera. The rectangular-shaped camera module at the back consists of a 48MP main sensor, an 8MP ultrawide sensor and a 2MP macro sensor.
Battery-wise, it packs a 4,500 mAh capacity with 44W SuperFlash charge support. It takes a total of 59 minutes to full charge and just 23 minutes to 50% of battery life. Other key features of the gaming smartphone are a side-mounted fingerprint reader, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, Super Linear dual speaker, 3.5mm headphone jack, dual-mode 5G (SA/NSA), dual SIM (5G+5G), and USB-C port.
The iQOO Z1 is already available for pre-order on Vivo’s official Chinese website. While pre-order at other e-commerce sites will begin on May 25. The device is available Space Blue and Galaxy Silver body colours.
Official sales will start on June 1 in China. The base model of 6/128GB is priced at CNY2,198/$310, the 8/128GB costs CNY2,498/$352 while the 8/256GB goes for CNY2,798/$395. There is no word on when the device will enter the global market or any other market.