Vivo is seemingly all set to launch the next installment in its iQOO-branded gaming smartphone lineup. To be called the Neo 3 5G, the device is expected to be launched in China on April 23rd, according to a new post on Weibo. While the Weibo post didn’t reveal anything new about the phone itself, recent leaks have hinted at top-end hardware, which is to be expected from flagship iQOO devices.
The iQOO Neo 3 5G is expected to feature a 6.6-inch FHD+ LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate that can be reduced to 90Hz to increase battery efficiency. The phone is said to come with the Snapdragon 865 SoC, along with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of build-in storage. It is also rumored to sport a punch-hole design for the selfie-cam upfront, but details about its rear-cam setup remain under wraps for now. There are some talks about a possible 48MP primary image sensor, but there’s no confirmation about that just yet.
On the software side of things, the phone is expected to ship with Android 10 out-of-the-box, most likely with iQOO UI on top. Overall, if the aforementioned features do hold up, the Neo 3 5G will likely be one of the smartphone worth waiting for in the coming weeks. What’s more, given that the iQOO brand has already been launched in India, we’d expect the upcoming phone to also come to the country at some stage, although, given the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, there’s no telling as to when that might happen.