Just now, iQOO mobile officially released the iQOO 5 and the iQOO 5 Pro smartphones. The price of the original model starts at 3998 yuan ($576). Online and offline pre-sales will start simultaneously. The phone will start shipping on August 24. As for the iQOO 5 Pro, it supports the world’s first 120W ultra-fast flash charging and starts at 4998 yuan ($720). The pre-sale will start on August 24.
The iQOO 5 8GB+128GB version costs 3998 yuan ($576); the 12GB+128GB version is priced at 4298 yuan ($619); the 12GB+256GB version comes at 4598 yuan ($662). And the iQOO 5 Pro 8GB+256GB version is priced at 4998 yuan ($720); 12GB+256GB is 5498 yuan ($792).
iQOO 5 Charging and Heat Dissipation
120W ultra-fast flash charging is the main feature of this phone. But not all models support it. Only the iQOO 5 Pro with a built-in 4000mAh battery supports 120W ultra-fast flash charging. The iQOO 5 with a built-in 4500mAh battery supports 55W ultra-fast flash charging. None of these models support wireless charging.
As said, the iQOO 5 Pro mobile phone comes with a 120W ultra-fast flash charging. So the phone can charge 100% in 15 minutes. At the same time, it adopts leading dual charge pumps, dual cell series solutions, and the industry’s first 6C cells to increase the charging current. In fact, this handset is first in many aspects. Say, it uses the first ‘array-type tab-structure’ cells to reduce losses. Moreover, two TI high-power density charge pumps are used for charging together. This makes the charging conversion rate as high as 98.5%.
The iQOO 5 uses a larger and thicker heat dissipation area and high thermal conductivity gel material to make heat dissipation better. It has 24-layer full link protection, and a total of 41 safety fast charging certifications in 9 categories of Germany Rheinland. Apart from fast charging, it comes with an intelligent judgment of rest time; it supports 100-240V wide voltage input, up to 65W PD compatible output; the charging process is smarter, more stable, and more convenient.
Some users may worry about the safety of 120W super flash charging. But the TÜV Rheinland certification conducts strict tests and verifications on all aspects of the iQOO 5 series charging system in terms of safety, speed, and compatibility. In addition, in order to prevent interface damage, the iQOO 5 series data cable and the Type-C interface use a rare metal coating called ‘more expensive than gold’. It reduces the failure rate of fast charging connections.
The iQOO 5 series uses powerful AI capabilities for system optimization. Also, it enables Multi-Turbo 4.0 to strengthen compilation and optimization. The phone also upgrades the past ‘performance triangle’ (Snapdragon 865, LPDDR5 memory, UFS 3.1 storage) to the ‘performance pyramid’. And it optimizes speed of core functions such as CPU, GPU, memory retrieval, data reading and writing. As a result, its running score in AnTuTu has exceeded 670,000 points.
This is basically the standard configuration of this year’s flagship phones. In addition, the two products are available in 8GB and 12GB memory options, and the body storage is available in 128GB and 256GB.
The iQOO 5 uses an exclusive customized 120Hz super-visual flexible screen. The latter comes with an E3 luminescent material, a 100% P3 color gamut coverage, a new matrix algorithm, plus the low blue light eye protection certification issued by the SGS organization. The color brightness is accurate and it has an eye protection. Dynamic image response time is 11 milliseconds.
The front is the best way to distinguish the iQOO 5 and the iQOO 5 Pro. The screens of both phones have the same 6.56-inch size and use AMOLED material. The difference is that the iQOO 5 Pro uses a flexible screen, and we can clearly see the curvature on both sides.
In terms of network, the iQOO 5 smartphone comes with:
- 7-band 5G dual-mode support;
- four-network switching and dual Wi-Fi 2.0, coping with complex network environments, intelligently identifying the optimal network connection;
- two independent Bluetooth antennas, intelligently judging signal transmission.
The iQOO 5, as KPL’s next-generation official gaming smartphone, brings more gaming functions:
- Multi-Turbo 4.0 solves congestion;
- 120Hz refresh rate + 240Hz sampling rate;
- X-axis linear motor;
- Dual speakers with super linear large amplitude speakers and unique Super Audio algorithm;
- Hawkeye Display Enhancement 2.0 and many new game features.
In addition, the iQOO 5 series has opened a high frame rate game zone, which can be downloaded in the iQOO game center.
The iQOO 5 has Star Trace and Hao Ying color options. Both variants have super linear speakers hidden in 0.3 mm micro slits. The phone is only 8.3 mm thick and weighs 197 grams.
The iQOO 5 Pro uses a full-pixel four-in-one dual-core focus GN1 super-outsole main camera. But it also comes with an ultra-wide-angle macro lens. The camera supports super night scene algorithm, allowing users to shoot good videos in the dark.
Another difference between the two phones is the rear camera combination. The iQOO 5 Pro supports 5X periscope optical zoom, up to 60x hybrid zoom and dual optical and electronic image stabilization, giving you a new photo experience.
Generally, the iQOO 5 series all use the same 50MP main camera of the VIVO X50 Pro+. At the same time, they all sport a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens. The difference lies in the telephoto lens. The iQOO 5 is equipped with a 13MP portrait telephoto camera, while the iQOO 5 Pro uses an 8MP periscope telephoto.
In terms of video shooting, the iQOO 5 Pro adds a smart focus tracking function. It can firmly lock moving objects to ensure the focus during video recording. In addition, the new machine also supports audio tracking function, and 8K 22-25 fps video recording.
The iQOO 5 brings a better iQOO UI experience. In addition to the continuation of good-looking visuals, smooth motion effects, easy-to-use interactions, and a delicate vibration system, this time it brings exclusive customized wallpapers and a more powerful Monster mode. Also, the ‘document shooting + smart image recognition + multi-screen interaction’ makes it easy to use. The cooperation with ‘Rofe Mechanical Keyboard’ enriches and upgrades the experience of mechanical keyboard. And the ‘NFC Card Management helps you to easily manage identity information.
iQOO 5 Pro of BMW M Motorsport
At the press conference, iQOO officially announced that it has become the top global partner of BMW M Motorsport. The back design of iQOO 5 Pro is also inspired by racing cars. Say, it uses the same design style for the camera as the racing lights. The carbon fiber of the glass back cover is inspired by the track. In addition, there is a legendary version with white background and racing elements.
The company also announced several small accessories such as a car charger. Its single port supports 55W fast charging. Also, it brought a gamepad. Both accessories are priced at 199 yuan ($29).
iQOO 5/Pro Key Specs
- Display:56 AMOLED (120Hz, 100% P3 color gamut, etc) / Pro uses a flexible screen
- Processor: Snapdragon 865
- Memory: 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5
- Storage: 128GB/ 256GB UFS 3.1
- Battery: 4500mAh (55W)/ 4000mAh (120W)
- Camera: 50MP + 13MP +13MP (8MP)
- Price: Starts at 3998 yuan ($576) / 4998 yuan ($720).