At the press conference today, Vivo’s iQOO officially released the iQOO Pro 5G mobile phone. Some of the highlights of this smartphone includes its support for dual 5G+4G network and the Snapdragon 855+ SoC. In addition, this device stands as the cheapest ever 5G smartphone in the market. The pricing is particularly interesting because iQOO Pro 5G incorporates gaming features. iQOO obviously did a good job by integrating 5G + Gaming features while keeping the price low. Let’s take a look at the details of this smartphone.
Design & Appearance
In terms of appearance, the 3D glass back cover is inspired by the micro-arc design. This together with the “four-curved” effect (curve on all four sides) got their inspiration from Le Mans headlights. The iQOO Pro 5G smartphone also features an ultra-fast track texture, stunning track lights, and streamlined lining. These show the massive evolution in the design of the iQOO Pro. This device comes in three colour options. They include Le Mans Blue, Racing Black, and Phantom Blue.
Display & Connectivity
This device uses a 6.41-inch Super AMOLED waterdrop screen with a 91.7% screen ratio. iQOO incorporates an on-screen fingerprint sensor on this one. The sensing area also increased relative to the previous generation while the dynamic range has increased by 30%.
On the network side, iQOO Pro 5G supports 5G network, adopts “5G 6 antenna” design. Thus, this smartphone increases the average “4 5G antennas” to 6. This will greatly improve the performance of iQOO Pro’s 5G antenna. Most of the 5G antennas are on the upper side of the mobile phone. This ensures that there is little or no interference on the 5G signal by the human hand. In addition, iQOO Pro 5G also supports 5G+4G dual card dual standby. This means that when there is no 5G network, this smartphone can also work with 4G connectivity.
In terms of WiFi, iQOO Pro 5G supports the new Net Turbo network acceleration technology and dual Wi-Fi acceleration technology. This ensures that it can intelligently switch between Wi-Fi and 5G. This compensates for accelerated network assistant functions.
Hardware & Battery
In terms of hardware configuration, iQOO Pro 5G mobile phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor. The CPU clocks up to 2.96GHz while the Adreno 640 GPU capability increased by 15%. In addition, this device comes with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Its UFS 3.0 high-speed flash memory ensures that it has a read speed which is 85% faster than UFS 2.1.
In terms of battery, iQOO Pro 5G is has a 4500mAh battery to keep its lights on. This battery supports 44W fast charging and it also supports superconducting carbon fiber liquid cooling with thermal conductivity 10x (or more) the ordinary materials. With this technology, the energy consumption leaves a cool device. The fast-charge delivers up to 50% in 17 minutes, up to 80% in 30 minutes, and up to 100% in 50 minutes.
In the camera department, iQOO Pro 5G comes with a 48MP IMX 582 main sensor. This sensor supports super night scene 2.0. It also has a 120° super-wide lens, and a super macro lens with 2.5cm focusing distance. The new iQOO flagship promises more AI scene (AI portrait) to deliver a better and intelligent image.
In terms of audio, iQOO Pro 5G has Hi-Fi “ID card” – Sony Hi-Res audio certification. It retains the 3.5 mm headphone jack, all standard independent Hi-Fi chip. In addition, iQOO Pro comes standard with a pair of iQOO custom headphones worth 299 yuan ($42), and the headphone plug is L-shaped.
iQOO Pro 5G Gaming Features
In terms of games, the iQOO Pro has been optimized as follows:
- Pressure Sensor Button “Monster Touch”: This gives a better and realistic gaming experience. It can achieve three-finger or four-finger linkage, with the original design of the original protective cover.
- Game Space 2.0: The new visual game magic box function has also been upgraded. It now provides a powerful e-sports mode, on-hook mode, game picture-in-picture mode, and game-free interference mode and other practical functions.
- Its professional linear motor + 4D game shock 3.0 delivers a far better experience. Makes gaming more real.
- Monster Halo Cool Lighting Effect 2.0: This smartphone adds some scene customization. Users can choose the lighting effect color, mode, frequency and so on.
- Game anti-howling + game-changer: This makes the voice chat clearer even when the game is still active. With the game sounder, you can also make sound changes in the game.
iQOO Pro 5G Price & Availability
The iQOO Pro comes in multiple versions as shown below
- iQOO Pro 4G (8GB+128GB) – 3198 yuan ($452)
- iQOO Pro 4G (12GB+128GB) – 3498 yuan ($492)
- iQOO Pro 5G (8GB+128GB) – 3798 yuan ($536)
- iQOO Pro 5G (8GB+256GB) – 3998 yuan ($565)
- while iQOO Pro 5G (12GB+128GB) – 4098 yuan ($579)
This is by far the cheapest 5G mobile phone. Recall that the 5G version also supports the 4G network. In terms of the release time, iQOO Pro 4G version will start pre-sale at 9:00 online tonight, and will be officially sold at 0:00 on August 29. The 5G version will be pre-sold on August 23 at 0:00 on all major e-commerce platforms. The first official sale of this smartphone will take place on September 2.