Just a day after unveiling the Vivo X60 series, the company’s gaming-focused iQOO brand has confirmed the launch date for its next flagship smartphone. IQOO 7 will be released at 7:30 PM CST (5:00 PM IST) on January 11.
In an official Weibo post, the Chinese giant announced the release date for iQOO 7. It also started showing off some of the key specs of the upcoming device. As seen in the poster below, in 7 it will arrive with the latest 5nm Snapdragon 888 5G chipset. It will also feature LPDDR5 RAM (as opposed to the slightly slower LPDDR4X RAM on the Vivo X60 series) and UFS 3.1 storage.
The company has already given us a look at the design of the iQOO 7 BMW Edition, complete with a white rear panel, a huge bulge on the camera, and the automaker’s distinctive red and blue stripes. Not only did Qian share an official poster, but the device was also seen in the hands of esports players at the King Pro League (KPL) final last week.
iQOO 7: Rumored Specifications
Beyond the design, which only gives us a look at the rear panel, iQOO 7 will likely feature the same display like the Vivo X60 series. This means that it will have a 6.56-inch tall Full-HD + AMOLED curved screen on the front. It will also feature a 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sample rate.
We already know which chipset iQOO 7 will have under the hood. It will be the second smartphone in the world to feature the Snapdragon 888, after Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 11. IQOO 7 will run the Android 11-based iQOO user interface, which in turn will be based on Vivo’s new OriginOS skin.
For these cameras, you will find a 32MP punch-hole selfie camera on the front. Furthermore, the leaks suggest that the rear camera system will include a 48MP primary sensor with OIS support. We don’t have any information about the other two camera sensors.
Furthermore, the leaks reveal that iQOO 7 will come equipped with a 4000 mAh battery with 120 W fast charging out of the box. If this turns out to be true, then you will be able to charge your phone in just 20 minutes.