Vivo’s sub-brand iQOO had a big arrival in India last year with its first smartphone, the iQOO 3. Following this, the company has rolled out a few more phones, but all of those have been made accessible in its home country, China. Refreshing the product portfolio, iQOO has now gone ahead and launched another phone in the company’s homeland, China. Carried a model name, iQOO U3 comes with some decent specifications but carries an inexpensive price tag. The iQOO U3 has been launched in China with two models – 6GB RAM & 128GB internal storage variant and 8GB RAM & 128GB internal storage variant. Both the devices come with a price tag of 1,498 Yuan (approx. Rs. 16,800) and 1,698 Yuan (approx. Rs. 19,100), respectively.
The iQOO U3 is currently listed on the company’s official website for pre-orders, while the same will be going on sale starting December 17 via the company’s website as well as China’s JD.com. The iQOO U3 comes with two body colour options including Glow Blue and Too Early Black. Unfortunately, the company has made no official announcement for the availability of the smartphone outside China yet.
iQOO U3 Specifications and features:
The iQOO U3 sports a 6.58-inch IPS LCD screen with a water drop notch that houses an 8-megapixel selfie camera inside it. The display offers support for a 20.07:9 aspect ratio, and a Full HD plus resolution of 1080×2408 pixels. The panel is rated for 401ppi pixel density, and can support HDR10, and a refresh rate of 90Hz. It also offers an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 90.61 %.
The phone features a dual camera set-up inside a rectangular camera module. The available lenses are a 48-megapixel primary lens lying next to an f/1.79 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The lenses offer support for features such as panorama, night scene mode, EIS, time-lapse photography, and 4K video recording.
Coming to the software section, the phone offers iQOO UI 1.5 based Android 10 Operating System. The phone is powered by a Dimensity 800U chipset along with up to 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM. There is UFS 2.2 128GB internal storage which is further not expandable.
The phone packs a 5000mAh battery that supports 18W dual-engine fast charging. The iQOO U3 also features dual SIM support, liquid cooling technology, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, USB-C, a side-facing fingerprint reader, face unlock,.