iQOO, the popular budget brand is now working on a new U-series device, which will likely feature the iQOO U5 moniker. This information comes to us via an IMEI Database listing.
Tipster Mukul Sharma reveals that a Vivo device with the model number V2165A features the iQOO U5 moniker at the IMEI database, with previously leaked information suggesting that the company is working to launch the iQOO U5 series prior to the end of 2021 in the Chinese region.
Furthermore, the leak reveals that the iQOO U5 will feature MediaTek’s Dimensity 810 SoC, with not much else known about the device. Rumours suggest that it will take on Redmi’s Note 11 series.
What is iQOO Working on Apart from the iQOO U5?
This comes after recent internet sources reporting that the iQOO brand, created by the Chinese company Vivo, is preparing to release new smartphones based on the Qualcomm hardware platform. The devices may debut in the commercial market under the names iQOO Neo5s and iQOO Neo6 SE.
The iQOO Neo5s is said to carry a Snapdragon 888 processor with an integrated 5G modem, 12GB of RAM and a 256GB flash drive. Power will be provided by a rechargeable battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh with support for fast recharging with a capacity of 66 watts.
It is also likely to feature a 6.56-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. A 16-megapixel camera will be located in front. The rear multi-module camera will receive a main unit based on a 48-megapixel Sony IMX598 sensor with optical image stabilization.
In turn, the iQOO Neo6 SE smartphone can receive a Snapdragon 778G or Snapdragon 778G Plus processor. The device will be able to work in 5G networks. We also know that the battery will support 66W fast charging.
What Do We Know About the Redmi Note 11?
For those curious, the Redmi Note 11 5G smartphone will reportedly hit the store shelves in India, carrying the Redmi Note 11T 5G moniker. Last month, Xiaomi brought the much-awaited Redmi Note 11 series smartphones into the Chinese market.
The brand introduced three mid-range smartphones including the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus, Note 11 Pro, and Note 11. The smartphones are likely to go official in India early next year.
Meanwhile, the rumor mill has been churning out all sorts of speculations around the lineup’s India launch. Last month, a report suggested that the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus will launch in India with the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge name.