The Vivo iQOO 3 5G is finally official, after much rumours and teasers. The phone comes with Snapdragon 865 chipset, liquid cooling technology, LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, a lot of software tweaks for gamers and ultra-fast charging so you don’t have to put down the phone for a long time. Read on to see the Vivo iQOO 3 full specification, price and release date.
Vivo iQOO 3 Features
The Vivo iQOO 3 comes with a 6.44 inch Super AMOLED display of full HD+ resolution. It has a fingerprint scanner underneath, while at the top right hand corner is a punch hole that houses the 16MP selfie camera. The manufacturer calls the screen “Polar View Display” and it can reach up to 1200nits brightness in some scenarios and supports HDR10+ content playback. It comes with a 180Hz touch sampling rate to minimize input lag, but a standard 60Hz refresh rate.
The Vivo iQOO 3 has four cameras at the back, which comprises of a 48MP f/1.8 Sony IMX582 main unit is joined by a 13MP f/2.46 telephoto shooter, a 13MP f/2.2 ultrawide angle snapper and a 2MP depth sensor.
The key feature of the iQOO 3 is its 5G connectivity. The phone is making its debut in India, but with no commercially available 5G networks in India it will serve as a device for the future.
The Vivo iQOO 3 5G also comes with 55W Super Flash Charge capabilities – the brand claims it can top the 4440mAh battery up to 50% in just 15 minutes. The user interface of the phone is called iQOO UI 1.0, based on Android 10, and brings along Ultra Game Mode that lets you block notifications and calls when gaming to minimize distractions.
It also sports two shoulder keys, which the company calls Monster Touch buttons. There is 4D game vibrations that simulate recoil when shooting a gun while gaming. Holding the two keys can activate Monster Mode that runs the chipset at 100% which may minimize lag on some occasions, but will certainly be taxing on the battery
Vivo iQOO 3 Price
The Vivo iQOO 3 price with their respective memory configurations are – 8GB/128GB LTE that costs INR36,990 ($515/€475) and 8GB/256GB LTE going for INR39,990 ($555/€512). The third option is the only one that is 5G-enabled, comes with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage and will be INR44,990 ($625/€575).
Interestingly enough, all the iQOO 3 phones are 5G-ready in China and the memory versions are a bit different. Here’s the full price breakdown: the 6GB/128 GB version costs CNY3,598 ($510/€475), 8GB/128 GB version is CNY3,798 ($540/€500), the 12GBGB/128 GB goes for CNY3,998 ($568/€525), and the 12/256 GB option is CNY4,398 ($625/€575).
Vivo iQOO 3 Release Date
The Vivo iQOO 3 release date us scheduled for 12PM on March 4, 2020, and it will be available on iqoo.com and Flipkart on the set date.
Vivo iQOO 3 Specification
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE / 5G|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|5G||5G band 1(2100), 3(1800), 41(2500), 77(3700), 78(3500), 79(4700); SA/NSA|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G (3.3 Gbps DL)|
|Announced||2020, February 25|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, March 4|
|Dimensions||158.5 x 74.9 x 9.2 mm (6.24 x 2.95 x 0.36 in)|
|Weight||214.5 g (7.58 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.44 inches, 100.1 cm2 (~84.3% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
|OS||Android 10.0; iQOO UI 1.0|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)|
|Internal||128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM|
48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF|
13 MP, f/2.5, 50mm (telephoto), PDAF, 2x optical zoom
13 MP, f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide), AF
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps; gyro-EIS|
|Single||16 MP, f/2.5, (wide)|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Non-removable Li-Po 4400 mAh battery|
|Charging||Fast battery charging 55W: 50% in 30min (Super FlashCharge 2.0)|
|Colors||Volcano Orange, Tornado Black, Quantum Silver|
|SAR||1.19 W/kg (head) 0.59 W/kg (body)|
|Price||About 480 EUR|