iQOO 8 Legend could launch in India soon as a rebranded version of the iQOO 8 Pro, which was launched in China recently. The Chinese smartphone brand introduced the iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Pro in the Chinese market back in August. The phones succeeded the company’s well-received iQOO 7 and 7 Pro smartphones. Last month, a report suggested that the iQOO 8 and 8 Pro smartphones’ India launch date has been postponed. However, the iQOO Z5 went official in the country.
Now, it appears that iQOO is gearing up to bring the iQOO 8 Legend smartphone into the Indian market. Industry sources have confirmed this to 91mobiles. It is worth mentioning here that iQOO is still mum on the exact India launch date of the iQOO 8 Legend. To recall, the iQOO 7 Legend was a rebranded version of the iQOO 7 Pro. So, MySmartPrice suggests that the iQOO 8 Pro could make its debut in India carrying the iQOO 8 Legend moniker.
iQOO 8 Legend Launch in India
According to the industry sources cited by 91mobiles, the iQOO 8 Legend will launch in India either later this month or in November during the festive season. It is worth noting that iQOO has still not announced a phone with the Legend moniker. The iQOO 8 India variant has already appeared on the IMEI database. In other words, details about the phone’s exact launch date could be revealed soon.
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iQOO 8 Pro Specifications & Features
Last month, iQOO launched the iQOO 8 Pro along with the vanilla iQOO 8 in China. The specifications of these devices have already been revealed. The company could introduce the iQOO 8 Pro in India with the iQOO 8 Legend moniker. The iQOO 8 Pro sports a 6.78-inch 2K Samsung E5 AMOLED display that offers a high refresh rate of 120Hz, and supports HDR 10+. Aside from that, it has Dolby Vision and delivers a 20:9 aspect ratio with a pixel density of 517 PPI.
Furthermore, the phone packs a powerful Snapdragon 888+ SoC under the hood. It ships with 12GB of RAM and offers a hearty 512GB of onboard storage capacity. On the photography front, the phone houses a triple rear camera setup. This comprises a 50MP main camera (Sony IMX766V sensor), a 48MP ultra-wide lens, and a 16MP tertiary camera. Upfront, there’s a 16MP camera for selfies and video calling.
A 4500mAh battery that supports 10W reverse wireless charging, 50W wireless charging, and 120W wired fast charging, powers up the entire system. For connectivity, the iQOO 8 Pro offers a USB Type-C port, GPS, Bluetooth v5.2, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi, 4G VoLTE, 5G, and dual-SIM card slot. Furthermore, the fingerprint sensor has been integrated into the display. The phone boots Android 11 OS out of the box with OriginOS 1.0 running on top.