Vivo is constantly pushing new 5G smartphones and we can say that it has revolutionized its name in recent years. From a company that was associated with expensive smartphones, Vivo managed to penetrate the various market segments. However, one of the best moves made by the company in recent years was the introduction of iQOO. For those unaware, iQOO is Vivo’s gaming / cost-effective flagship sub-brand. It has introduced a multitude of smartphones with intermediary prices and impressive specifications. Most recently, the brand introduced the iQOO 7 featuring impressive specifications and an iconic design in China. Today, it is bringing this smartphone to the global market alongside an unseen iQOO 7 Legend variant. Worth noting, that these devices are different from those released in China.
In simple words, the global iQOO 7 is actually a rebranded iQOO Neo5. It comes with a vertical camera setup and a Snapdragon 870 chipset. The “true” iQOO 7 is reaching global markets as iQOO 7 Legend. As a result, the Legend variant comes with the Snapdragon 888 and design in partnership with BMW M Motorsport.
iQOO 7 Legend specifications
The iQOO 7 Legend flaunts a 6.62-inch AMOLED screen with FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. A punch-hole camera is a unit with a 16MP resolution. Moving around to the rear, the smartphone packs a 48MP main camera, a 13MP ultrawide snapper, and a 13MP telephoto with a 2x optical zoom. The handset draws power from a 4,000mAh battery with 66W fast-wired charging. The global version’s fast-charging capabilities have been downgraded in comparison to the Chinese counterpart which has 120W fast-charging.
The Snapdragon 888 is joined by 8GB or 12GB of RAM with 128GB and 256GB of storage respectively. The handset boasts a complex liquid cooling system to minimize thermal throttling and ensure maximum performance during long gaming sessions. The base model will sell for INR 39,990 (~$535) in India while the high-tier version will set you back by INR 43,990 (~$588). The handset will be available for pre-order on May 1 from Amazon and iQOO’s local website.
iQOO 7 specifications
The global iQOO 7 stands as a rebranded iQOO Neo 5. So it means that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 will be under the hood dictating performance. The chipset comes accompanied by three distinct memory combos – 8GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB, and 12GB/256GB.
The vanilla handset packs a 6.62-inch AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 1,300 nits. The back camera setup includes a 48MP main camera from Sony, 13MP ultra wide-angle snapper, and a 2MP monochrome camera.
The handset comes in Solid Ice and Storm Black colorways. The 8GB/12GB variant costs INR 31,990 ($427), the option with double storage comes with INR 33,990 ($454). If you want the high-tier version with 12GB/256GB then it will set you back by INR 35,990 ($481).