Vivo launched the iQOO Neo with Snapdragon 845 chipset back in July, and later followed it up with the iQOO Neo 855 in October. Today, the company has further expanded its Neo lineup with the launch of Vivo iQOO Neo 855 Racing Edition. Let me show you what the new phone entails.
Vivo iQOO Neo 855 Racing Edition Features
The new Vivo iQOO Neo 855 Racing Edition is essentially the iQOO Neo 855, but with a Snapdragon 855+ chipset under the hood. The phone comes in a single 128GB UFS 3.0 storage option and you have two RAM options to choose – 8GB or 12GB.
The iQOO Neo 855 Racing Edition is built around a 6.38 inch, 19.5:9 AMOLED display that has a Full HD+ resolution and HDR10 support. The screen also has a fingerprint reader underneath for biometric security.
On the software-front, the Vivo iQOO Neo 855 Racing Edition runs on Android Pie-based Monster UI and has features like Game Box and Game Space in low for better gaming experience. It also comes with a liquid cooling system with a 10-layer heat dissipation structure.
From the camera department, the iQOO Neo 855 Racing Edition has a 16MP selfie camera and at the back, a triple camera setup which comprises of a 12MP main, 8MP ultrawide, and 2MP depth sensor units. It packs a 4500mAh battery with 33W fast charging support and comes in three colours – Carbon Black, Iceland Aurora, and Light Mint.
Vivo iQOO Neo 855 Racing Edition Price and Release Date
The Vivo iQOO Neo 855 Racing Edition price starts at CNY2,598 ($370/€330) for the 8GB/128GB version and for CNY200 more ($30/€25) you get 4GB extra RAM. The release date is slated for December 12, 2019 in China and it will go on sale on the same date.
Vivo iQOO Neo 855 Racing Edition Specification
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900), 19(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA, LTE-A
Announced 2019, October
Status: Available. Released 2019, October
Dimensions 159.5 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm (6.28 x 2.96 x 0.32 in)
Weight 198.5 g (7.02 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.38 inches, 99.9 cm2 (~83.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~404 ppi density)
OS Android 9.0 (Pie); Funtouch 9
Chipset Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
GPU Adreno 640
Card slot No
Internal 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM 64GB 6GB RAM (UFS2.1), all other (UFS3.0)
Triple 12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Single 16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm
3.5mm jack Yes
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 33W
Colors Purple, Aurora White, Black
Models V1936A, V1936T
Price $ 253.96