iQOO Neo 3 Announced: The Cheapest Snapdragon 865 5G Smartphone

Just a few minutes ago, the iQOO Neo 3 5G smartphone conference was over. Thus, we have a new member in the 5G camp and we also know its key features.

iQOO Neo 3 5G

Screen and Appearance

The iQOO Neo 3 5G smartphone sports a 6.57-inch FHD+ display. It comes with a 20:9 screen ratio, high refresh rate of 144Hz, and supports both P3 color gamut and HDR10. At the same time, the touch response speed in large games can be increased by 49%.

iQOO Neo 3 5G

The iQOO Neo 3 5G refresh rate is adaptive. It not only can be customized at 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz, and 144Hz but also switch between them intelligently. It can automatically recognize the special scene, and dynamically adjust between different refresh rates to meet fluency and power saving.

This phone also uses side unlock. There is a 2.4mm two-in-one side button, which supports power switch and fingerprint unlock. The unlocking process takes only 0.16 seconds, bringing a more comfortable unlocking experience.

There are two color variants of night black and sky blue.

Hardware and Performance

The iQOO Neo 3 is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor. Compared with Snapdragon 855, CPU performance is increased by 25% and power consumption is reduced by 25%. Also, the GPU performance is increased by 25% and power consumption is reduced by 35%.

iQOO Neo 3 5G

The phone also sports a UFS 3.1 storage. Compared to the previous generation iQOO Neo 855 version with the UFS 3.0 storage, sequential read speed is increased by 16.1% and sequential write speed is increased by 37.4%.

Our protagonist also supports Multi-Turbo 3.0. The latter consists of “Central Core Acceleration Engine”, “AI Acceleration Engine”, “Network Acceleration Engine”, “Game Acceleration Engine”, “Cooling Acceleration Engine”, and “Compilation Enhanced Acceleration Engine”. It can quickly repair system problems, optimize the Wi-Fi and data network outages, and shorten the response speed of touch.

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Apart from this, the 4500mAh battery supports 44W ultra-fast flash charging. In the laboratory environment, it can charge 50% in 20 minutes and 100% in 58 minutes. The charging speed is 31.7% faster than that of the iQOO Neo 855 version. Combined with VIVO’s self-developed power-saving technology, excellent battery life allows you to maintain full power.

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In terms of photography, the iQOO Neo 3 5G smartphone features a 16MP camera in the front. On the back, it carries an amazing camera consist of 48MP AI super wide-angle + 8MP 112° super wide-angle camera + 2MP macro lens combination. This camera supports portrait mode + AI human eye detection focus, skin optimization for portraits, etc.


The iQOO Neo 3 supports dual-mode 5G. At the same time, the downlink network adds two round antennas and channels. So the maximum network speed can be increased by 20% -30%.

Besides this, the iQOO Neo 3 uses the Maxwell antenna system. It includes a “multi-modal antenna”, “side distributed antenna”, “intelligent NR multi-antenna switching technology,” and “AOL signal enhancement technology”. Thanks to them, you will get a more stable data transmission experience.

iQOO Neo 3 5G

The iQOO Neo 3 uses a dual Wi-Fi network of 2.4Ghz and a 5Ghz. It can accurately predict network scenarios and maintain a smooth and high-speed network experience. In comparison with WiFi 5, the transmission rate of WiFi 6 is 2.7 times higher, and the transmission performance is better by 25%.

iQOO Neo 3 5G

This phone also comes with Bluetooth HP, which supports Bluetooth High Power mode. It can support a transmission distance of up to 130 meters.

Price and Availability

The iQOO Neo 3 5G will be officially pre-sold on April 23. And it will ship on April 29.

  • 6GB + 128GB costs 2698 yuan ($381)
  • 8GB + 128GB costs 2998 yuan ($423)
  • 12GB + 128GB costs 3298 yuan ($466)
  • 8GB + 256GB costs 3398 yuan ($480).
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