After teasers and campaigns, the company has just introduced the iQOO Neo 6 smartphone. The phone honors the legacy of this lineup with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. It cuts some corners to arrive as one of the cheapest smartphones with this platform. In Addition to the flagship SoC, the iQOO Neo 6 also brings other impressive details for those who want hardware to stay future-proof for a long time. As aforementioned, it honors the brand being a hardware-focused and gaming-ready smartphone.
iQOO Neo 6 specifications
The iQOO Neo 6 packs a fairly large 6.62-inch AMOLED screen with a Full HD+ resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels. The panel comes with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 1,200 Hz touch sampling rate. The latter will ensure faster input and reliability while playing games, in special, competitive ones. The phone comes with a centered punch-hole cutout that serves as a house for the 16 MP selfie snapper. Moving around to the back, there is a triple camera setup.
The rear camera department brings a primary 64 MP snapper with Optical Image Stabilization. There is also a 12 MP ultrawide shooter and a 2 MP depth helper. In terms of software, the phone runs Origin OS Ocean straight out of the box with Android 12. In terms of power, the device draws its power from a 4,700 mAh battery with 80 W fast charging. According to the company, the charging gets you from 20 percent to 80 percent in just 19 minutes. That’s a curious form to advertise the charging tech. We assume it takes around 30 min from flat to 100 percent.
Under the hood, the phone brings the already-mentioned Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. It brings the best possible performance and a powerful GPU that will easily handle demanding games. The phone comes in three variants. There is a base model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of Internal Storage. The mid-tier version comes with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of Internal Storage. The high-tier model has 12 GB of RAM plus 256 GB of Internal Storage.
Pricing and Availability
Unfortunately, the details on international availability are still unclear. However, there are already reports suggesting a launch in India, but with a different processor. We don’t know exactly which route the company will take with other countries, but there is a variant that ran Geekbench with Snapdragon 778G.
In China, the iQOO Neo 6 sells in Orange, Blue, and Black colorways. The entry model with 128 GB storage costs CNY 2,799 or $440. The mid-tier version costs CNY 2,999 or $470. The high-tier variant will sell for CNY 3,299 or $518. The sales will be on April 20.