The Chinese phone maker VIVO is no doubt one of the few OEMs known for their innovativeness within the smartphones market. It was one of the pioneers of the in-display fingerprint reader, the notch-less all-screen design, the pop-up front camera, and earlier in March, the brand decided to have a share in the mobile gaming segment when it released the VIVO IQOO gaming smartphone in China.
Perhaps to no one’s surprise, the VIVO iQOO runs on Android 9 and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset, however, the device gets a couple of features which makes perhaps makes it a mobile gaming beast; left and right pressure-sensitive “Monster Touch” shoulder buttons on the mid-frame, new vapor cooling system which in unionism with other software features helps avoid dropping frames, prioritize system resources and seamlessly switch between 4G and WiF.
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Its been barely a month since the IQOO arrived only in four configurations – 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB, and 12GB/256GB, and the brand is today adding a new storage option to the mix. The most premium variant of the IQOO – the 12GB RAM option is by today’s announcement now available not only in 12GB/256GB but also now in a 12GB/128GB combo, giving users more options to choose.
The new variant is available only in Electric Blue and is tipped to go on sale in China from April 14 at CNY3,698 ($551/€487).