A new game-centric smartphone has been announced – the Vivo iQOO Z1 and it is the first phone to have MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000+ SoC at the helm. To be frank, the iQOO Z1 is not an entirely new phone, it is actually the Vivo iQOO Neo 3 5G powered by the Dimensity 1000+. With this smartphone, you will get 6.57-inch 20:9 LCD of 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution. The display has a refresh rate of 144Hz and a punch hole in the top-right corner for the 16MP selfie camera.
Vivo iQOO Z1 Features
At the rear, the Vivo iQOO Z1 has a 48MP main camera accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide angle lens and 2MP macro units. Software-wise, the phone runs on Android 10 with iQOO UI on top. It comes in three memory configurations – 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, and 8GB/256GB.
The iQOO Z1 comes with Multi-Turbo 3.5 for performance boosting as well as liquid cooling heat dissipation, which the manufacturer claims can reduce the temperature of the smartphone by 10 to 12 degrees Celsius.
Other key features of the Vivo iQOO Z1 include a side-mounted fingerprint reader. 3.5mm headphone jack, Wi-Fi 6, dual-mode 5G (SA/NSA), dual SIM (5G+5G), NFC, USB-C port, and superlinear dual speaker.
The phone is powered by a 4500mAh battery with 44W Super Flash charge support, which tops up the battery from 0 to 50% in just 23 minutes, and takes an additional 36 minutes to reach 100% charge.
The Vivo iQOO Z1 comes in Galaxy Silver and Space Blue colors (machine translated from Chinese) and there’s also a special edition called One Piece which features the One Piece skull and logo on its back.
Vivo iQOO Z1 Price
The Vivo iQOO Z1 price is CNY2,198 ($310/€280) for the 6GB/128GB model, CNY300 ($42/€39) for the 8GB/128GB variant, and CNY2,798 ($395/€360) for the highest version with 8GB/256GB memory configuration.
iQOO also launched a few accessories for the Z1, which include covers, Bluetooth controller with a joystick, and neckband wireless earphones priced at CNY39 ($6/€5), CNY159 ($22/€20) and CNY269 ($38/€35), respectively.
Vivo iQOO Z1 Release Date
The Vivo iQOO Z1 release date in China is slated for June 1, 2020, but its availability in other countries is currently unknown. The phone is already up for pre-orders through Vivo’s official China site, while pre-booking on e-commerce sites will kick starts from May 25, 2020.
Vivo iQOO Z1 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||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 18, 19, 25, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41|
|5G bands||1, 3, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G|
|Announced||2020, May 19|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, June 01|
|Dimensions||164 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm (6.46 x 2.98 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||195 g (6.88 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.57 inches, 104.0 cm2 (~83.9% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2408 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)|
144Hz refresh rate
|OS||Android 10, iQOO UI 1.0|
|Chipset||MediatekDimensity 1000+ (7nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.6 GHz Cortex-A77 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|Internal||128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM|
|Triple||48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF|
8 MP, f/2.2, 16mm, 112˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps; gyro-EIS|
|Single||16 MP, f/2.0, (wide)|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, 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 (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery|
|Charging||Fast charging 44W, 50% in 23 min, 100% in 59 min (advertised)|
Super Flash Charge 2.0
|Colors||Galaxy Silver, Space blue|
|Price||About 280 EUR|