Earlier this month, Vivo’s sub-brand iQOO launched its mid-range smartphone dubbed iQOO Neo 5 in the homeland i.e. China. The smartphone aims to target those potential customers who are looking for an affordable gaming phone. The device packs in Snapdragon 870 chipset, high refresh rate display, capable cameras, and much more. Well, it looks like the device is all set to go global by making its way to the Indian market.
iQOO Neo 5 gets registered in the Indian IMEI database!
Spotted by a Twitter user Mukul Sharma, iQOO Neo 5 has now appeared on the Indian IMEI database. The database clearly mentions the model number V2055A which has previously been associated with Neo 5. Furthermore, the status has an IMEI is a valid remark. While the listing might not reveal some specific info on pricing or internals, it does indicate the availability.
Considering the smartphone has now appeared on the IMEI database, it is safe to assume that iQOO might be looking to launch the device in the country. In fact, the launch seems to be inching closer. If that’s the case, then we should expect some more information to surface on the web in the coming days. The affordable gaming smartphone has already gone on sale in China.
On the pricing side, it would be interesting to see how the company will price its affordable gaming smartphone in the country. The latest offering from the company in India is iQOO 3 which falls under the affordable flagship segment. The device starts with INR. It would be interesting to see how the smartphone will perform in the Indian market.
Considering the intense competition in India, iQOO might have to go through a rough road and compete with other brands such as Samsung, Xiaomi, Realme, Poco, and more.
Here’s what you can expect from the device
Since the device is already official in another region, we already know what to expect from it.
- Display: 6.62-inch AMOLED panel, FHD+, 2400×1080 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate
- Processor & GPU: Snapdragon 870 chipset, Adreno 650 GPU
- Memory & Storage: up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 256GB UFS 3.1 onboard storage
- Rear cameras: triple camera module, 48MP+13MP+2MP
- Selfie sensor: 16MP front shooter
- Software: Android 11, OriginOS
- Battery: 4,400mAh capacity, 66W fast-charging support
Other features include an in-display fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 5.1, dual-band WiFi, 4G LTE, NFC, and USB Type-C port.