Earlier this year, Vivo’s subsidiary iQOO launched the iQOO 7 series featuring flagship specs at an affordable price. Now, just after 8 months of its release, the Chinese phone maker is slated to launch its successor dubbed iQOO 8.
The smartphone arrived in the leaks a few times and it was only recently when iQOO officially started teasing the device.
Amidst these leaks, iQOO confirmed the launch of the device for August 17 in China. Today, we’re rounding up all the details we’ve learned so far about the upcoming iQOO 8 series.
iQOO 8 Rumor Roundup: What to Expect?
The iQOO 8 series was first surfaced last month where the company posted a teaser for the phone’s launch. It confirmed the moniker of the smartphone and also enticed all the iQOO fans around the world. Soon after its first leak, the phone was teased at the ChinaJoy 2021 event held late last month.
Display and Design
As of now, it is confirmed that iQOO will launch two devices in the series – the iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Pro. Both phones will boast similar designs and the overall look is expected to be identical to the predecessor iQOO 7.
According to a teaser, the smartphones will feature a punch-hole display panel that will sport a high 120Hz refresh rate. Now, a freshly leaked image straight from the iQOO has surfaced online which meticulously revealed entire display details.
The iQOO 8 Pro is expected to feature a 6.78-inch Samsung E5 LTPO display panel with a 10-bit color depth. The screen is touted to have support for 2K resolution.
On the other hand, the iQOO 8 is expected to feature a smaller 6.56-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 92.76 % screen-to-body ratio.
Cameras on the iQOO 8 series
Moving to the cameras, the smartphone series is expected to feature a triple rear camera system and a single front camera setup. The rear camera system of the Pro model will be led by a 50MP primary lens, a 48MP ultra-wide sensor, and lastly a 16MP telephoto sensor.
iQOO teased that the phone will come with Vivo’s VIS five-axis stabilization for videos. The vanilla iQOO 8 is touted to come with the same triple camera system with a 48MP main sensor, and two 13MP lenses for ultra-wide and portrait shots.
Hardware and Software
iQOO 8 series is rumored to come powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ chipset. Recently, the Pro model appeared on the Geekbench portal where the phone scored a whopping 1118 single-points and 3572 multicore points.
It was seen in two configurations – 8GB LPDDR5 RAM + 256GB UFS 3.1 storage variant and 12GB LPDDR5 RAM + 512GB UFS 3.1 storage variant. It will run on Android 11 out of the box.
The smartphone series just appeared on China’s 3C confirming the phone’s 120W flash charging feature. It is also touted to have a 4,500mAh battery phone with 50W wireless and 10W reverse wireless charging support.
Moreover, the iQOO 8 is expected to have an optical fingerprint scanner, whereas, the Pro model is touted to feature an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.
Pricing, color variants, and availability
The smartphone series will launch tomorrow i.e. August 17 in China and is expected to come under the CNY 5,299(~$818) range. It is expected to come in standard Grey color and is also touted launch in special BMW edition.