Vivo announced the iQOO smartphone series as its gaming lineup. First of all, it was the Vivo iQOO with Snapdragon 855 chipset which eventually got updated to Snapdragon 855+ with a new name Vivo iQOO Pro. It also has a more affordable variant called Vivo iQOO Neo with a Snapdragon 845, and this same device received a successor named Vivo iQOO Neo 855.
Vivo iQOO Neo 855 Features
The name obviously reveals the upgrade is just the chipset – it comes with the Snapdragon 855 platform Qualcomm. The iQOO Neo 855 also comes with faster charging; instead of the 22.5W it now reaches 33W. This fills the 4500mAh battery 30% faster than the original Neo.
Apart from these two, the Vivo iQOO Neo 855 is pretty much the same as the original version. It comes with a 6.38 inch Super AMOLED panel with waterdrop notch and UD fingerprint scanner, three cameras on its rear and the very same Funtoch 9 interface, based on Android 9 Pie.
Since the iQOO Neo 855 is a gaming smartphone, it has some software boosters to boost most of the hardware – they are called Game Magic Box + Game Space 2.5. It also has a liquid cooling solution that brings a thin long pipe with actual liquid inside and a Cooling Turbo thermal management feature that “efficiently dissipates” heat across the whole device and the CPU and GPU can work uninterrupted in high frequencies.
Vivo iQOO Neo 855 Price and Release Date
The Vivo iQOO Neo 855 price starts at CNY1,998 ($280/€255) for 6GB/64GB variant (the only one with UFS 2.1 memory chip, all the others are UFS 3.0), and going as high as CNY2,698 ($380/€340) for the 8GB/256GB option.
The iQOO Neo is offered in three colours – Black, Aurora White, and Purple. Pre-orders are already ongoing and shipping will commence from October 31, 2019.