Back in the last month, Vivo has introduced the iQOO 8 Pro as its new “gaming flagship” for the second half of 2021. The device went official in China with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ bringing the best possible performance in the market. The device is expected to hit global markets soon, but we’re not sure how long it will take.
Apparently, the iQOO 8 Pro is giving its first steps in the direction of a global release. Today, a handset under the “vivo l2017” passed through the Geekbench website running a Qualcomm SoC with a “Lahaina” codename. This code stands for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ SoC. Apparently, iQOO is not doing big changes in the performance given with the global variant. It’s sporting the SD888+ platform and still carries the very same moniker as the Chinese variant. With the iQOO 7 series, the company changed its strategy with global markets. The true iQOO 7 is called iQOO 7 Legend, whereas the vanilla iQOO 7 is just a rebranded iQOO Neo 5.
The Geekbench benchmark alone can’t say much about the iQOO 8 Pro release in global markets. Apparently, the company is already testing the variants for the global markets. We expect the iQOO 8 series to hit some markets in Europe, and it will obviously arrive in India. So far, the Asian country has been a key market for Vivo’s iQOO sub-brand.
IQOO 8 AND 8 PRO SPECIFICATIONS
To recall, 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. Furthermore, 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.
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.