In February 2020, iQOO entered into the Indian market with its flagship iQOO 3 smartphone. It was the country’s first Snapdragon 865 powered smartphone. The company recently posted on its official Twitter account teasing the new price cut. As per the tweet, iQOO 3 will see a new permanent price cut. It seems like the price cut is for the 8GB RAM 4G variant since it comes with the current price of INR 38,990 ($509).
Stay Tuned till tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/V4bo0h5OvN
— iQOO India (@IqooInd) April 22, 2020
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Initially, the same device was launched with a price tag of INR 36,990 ($483) which later increased to the current price due to the rise in mobile taxes. Well, the company will now once again change the Indian pricing. The new price cut makes sense considering the competitors’ offerings. Looking at the competition, OnePlus is offering its latest OnePlus 8 device at INR 41,999 ($549).
Furthermore, OnePlus has also slashed the price of its previous OnePlus 7T lineup which falls under the sub-40k budget. Vivo‘s sub-brand iQOO might be dropping the price of its smartphone to make it more appealing to the potential buyers. On a separate note, the company will launch its Neo 3 smartphone on April 23.
iQOO 3: Specs, Features
To recall, iQOO 3 comes with a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel with Full HD+ resolution. Under the hood, the phone runs on Snapdragon 865 chipset paired with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. In terms of optics, we’re looking at a quad-camera module on the back. It consists of 48MP primary sensor, 13MP telephoto lens, 13MP ultrawide sensor and 2MP depth lens.
For selfies and video calling, we’re looking at a 16MP front snapper. Powered by 4,440mAh battery, the device comes with 55W fast charging support. The phone runs on the latest Android 10 operating system.