The first 5G smartphones have gradually begun hitting the market. Today, Huawei released the Mate 20 X 5G. Though it is not the first smartphone with such capabilities, in China, there is no other handset supporting 5G. Well, YET, there is no such smartphone in China. Today, iQOO, which VIVO’s sub-brand, announced it will launch a 5G smartphone soon. Moreover, a promo material leaked, which reveals some details of the upcoming handset as well as its pricing. The iQOO Plus 5G uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus mobile platform, is packed with an 8+128GB memory option, and a 4500mAh battery, which supports 44W flash charging and is priced at 4498 yuan ($654).
Previously, a 5G mobile phone with a V1916A model name by VIVO got a 3C certification. That time, we learned about some of its features such as 44W fast charging. The 3C-certified VIVO 5G handset manufacturer and applicant are also Vivo Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. The license date is July 15. Taking into account this information, there is every reason to think it was the VIVO Plus 5G. Moreover, much earlier, VIVO announced it will release a 5G-enabled handset in the third quarter of 2019.
At the IMT-2020 (5G) Summit, which opened on July 17, VIVO exhibited the new 5G smartphone. The on-site measured download speed exceeded 1Gbps. Qin Fei, general manager of VIVO communication research institute, said that the iQOO 5G smartphone will be available in 2019. It has obtained the 5G product certification. That time, the company didn’t disclose the name and features of its first 5G phone. But now, we understand it was the same iQOO Plus 5G.