After many leaks and rumors, iQOO is finally bringing its iQOO 8 series to the Indian market. The new lineup comes almost six months after the iQOO 7 series launch in global markets. The company has introduced the iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Pro smartphones on its domestic market featuring competitive specifications and an upgraded Snapdragon 888 Plus platform. The Pro model’s camera also comes with VIS five-axis anti-shake micro-cloud gimbal stabilization. It’s the first time that we see Vivo exporting its gimbal-like stabilization system.
iQOO 8 and 8 Pro specifications
The iQOO 8 Pro clearly is the big star of the show. The device packs a 6.78-inch sAMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate. It also offers QHD+ (2K) resolution, 10-bit color, and comes with HDR support. Moreover, the device has a triple-camera setup on the back. It comprises a 50 MP primary camera, a 48 MP ultra-wide snapper, and a 16 MP tertiary camera. This device comes with the VIS five-axis anti-shake micro-cloud gimbal stabilizations. For selfies and video calls, there is a 16 MP front snapper.
Under the hood, the 8 Pro variant comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ SoC. It boosts the Prime Core to 2.995 GHz over the 2.84 GHz from the SD888 variant. The device comes with up to 12 GB of RAM and support for 4 GB of virtual RAM. This means that users can get up to 16 GB of RAM when combining physical RAM with virtual RAM. The iQOO 8 draws its powers from a 4,500 mAh battery with 120W wired fast-charging. The device also offers 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging. Other features include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and Stereo Speakers. It runs Android 11 with OriginOS 1.0 on top.
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The iQOO 8 is more of an incremental upgrade over the previous model. It comes with a 6.56-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate. The display also has 10-bit colors and HDR. Under the hood, we have the vanilla Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC with up to 12 GB of RAM. Users can also expect the 4 GB virtual RAM increment to be present here. The device has a smaller 4,350 mAh battery with the same 120W fast charging.
In terms of optics, the iQOO 8 packs a triple-camera setup. It comprises a 48 MP primary, a 13 MP ultrawide camera, and a 13 MP portrait camera with OIS and VIS support. For selfies and video calls, there is a 16 MP front snapper. The device also runs Android 11-based Origin OS 1.0.
Pricing & Availability
The iQOO 8 is priced at CNY 3,799 for the base 8 GB + 128 GB model. The 12 GB RAM + 256 GB variant will set you back by CNY 4,099. When it comes to the iQOO 8 Pro there are also two options. The base 8 GB RAM + 256 GB model will cost CNY 4,999. The high-tier version with 12 GB + 512 GB will set you back by CNY 5,999.