Chinese manufacturer, Vivo, will release its latest iQOO smartphone later this month. The iQOO 5 will come with a couple of new features including the 120W fast charging. According to the company, this charging solution can fill a 4000 mAh battery in just 15 minutes. Of course, we expect this new series to arrive with a powerful performance. However, what exactly does this smartphone looks like?
A recent render from popular Weibo leakster, @DigitalChatStation gives us a clue on what this device will look like. According to the rendered image, this smartphone will use a punch-hole display. The punch-hole will be at the upper left corner of the screen. Furthermore, it will also use a curved screen design. The source claims that the display is a Samsung FHD+ screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz.
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Looking at the display, iQOO did a lot of design changes. The iQOO 3 used a flat AMOLED screen with a 60Hz refresh rate. This means that the iQOO 5 series is coming with a significant upgrade. The manufacturer has confirmed that the iQOO 5 series will be equipped with the Snapdragon 865 processor instead of Snapdragon 865 Plus. It will also use LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. The iQOO 5 series conference is scheduled to take place on August 17, and more details are expected to surface before then.
iQOO 120W fast charge is the main selling point of the iQOO 5 series
No doubt, the 120W fast charge is the first of its kind in the industry. It will also be one of the most anticipated feature on this smartphone. At the ChinaJoy event, iQOO demonstrated the 120W ultra-fast flash charging technology. The demonstration shows that this charging solution can deliver 50% in 5 minutes for a 4000 mAh battery.
According to official information, 120W ultra-fast flash charging uses a 20V/6A input power combination. After a series of analyses and research, iQOO engineers believe that a 6A current on the charging line will provide a more comfortable experience. Regarding step-down, iQOO introduces two key links: complete the voltage-current conversion from 20V/6A to 10V/12A through a double half-voltage charge pump; then upgrade the traditional single battery to a dual-cell battery pack, and step-down. The principle converts 10V/12A into (5V/12A)×2 and finally achieves 100% charging in 15 minutes.
While this charging solution sounds amazing, there are concerns about user safety. For this reason, iQOO got the prestigious TÜV Rheinland to conduct safe fast-charging certification for 120W ultra-fast charging solution. It is the first 120W fast charging solution to get the TÜV Rheinland certificate.