As early as before the release of Xiaomi Mi 9, Wang Teng, the product director of Xiaomi Company, once said on Weibo: ‘Within two months, except Xiaomi (including Black Shark), there will be no domestic manufacturer selling a Snapdragon 855-powered smartphone.’ Later he was asked whether this is going to be a monopoly, to which he answered it’s ‘the empty window’ rather than a monopoly. Last night, the VIVO sub-brand iQOO launched its first phone, which is equipped with the Snapdragon 855 flagship platform as well as a built-in 4000mAh capacity battery, directly competing with the Xiaomi Mi 9.
In terms of pricing, the iQOO phone is quite competitive as well. The 6GB + 128GB version is available at 2998 yuan ($447), the 8GB + 128GB version is at 3298 yuan ($492), and the 8GB + 256GB version costs 3598 yuan ($536). In addition to the three standard editions, the company also brought the iQOO Monster powered by the Snapdragon 855 and 12GB memory. Its AnTuTu score exceeds 400,000 points. This variant is priced at 4,298 yuan ($641). This new machine has started pre-sales yesterday, and it will go on sale on March 6. No empty window for Xiaomi. However, Wang Teng said through his Weibo channel that before judging, let’s take a look at the data at the end of the month, hinting iQOO has a limited stocking.
The iQOO smartphone is a top-notch device not only sporting the latest Snapdragon 855 chip but also supporting 44W super-fast charging, which can fill the power to 50% in 15 minutes, to 85% in 30 minutes, and fully charge it in 45 minutes.
Plus, the iQOO phone is equipped with Multi-Turbo, including AI Turbo technology, Center Turbo, Net Turbo, Cooling Turbo, and Game Turbo. AI Turbo has increased the startup speed of popular apps by 30%, and Center Turbo has improved the frame rate by 73%. Game Turbo has opened a key performance experience interface between smartphones and game engine. As for Net Turbo, once the Wi-Fi signal is not good, it automatically switches to the 4G network for the player.
In terms of photography, the iQOO smartphone is equipped with a rear 12MP dual-core pixel main camera, a 13MP wide-angle lens, and a 2MP virtual camera. Based on the leading AI algorithm, iQOO is also equipped with powerful camera functions such as super-backlighting, super night scene, and AI beauty.