The digital blogger Assen, the new iQOO Neo 5, will be released in mid-March. It will be equipped with a Snapdragon 870 processor and a 120Hz screen.
The blogger said that the confirmed configuration of iQOO NEO 5 is Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor, Samsung E3 SuperAMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, 66W/88W SuperFlash3.0 flash charging (dual-core charge pump technology). It may be equipped with a battery of 4400 mAh or more, 16MP Sony IMX471 front, 48MP Sony IMX598 primary camera + 13MP ultra wide-angle + 2MP rear, dual speakers, linear motors and injection-moulded aluminium alloy middle frame.
In January this year, Qualcomm officially announced the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G mobile platform’s launch, which is an upgraded product of the long-rumoured Snapdragon 865 Plus mobile platform. The chip uses an enhanced Qualcomm Kryo 585 CPU core; the super core frequency has reached 3.2GHz. And comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory. At the same time, the Neo 5 will come out of the box with Android 11 based OriginOS software.
The predecessor iQOO Neo 3 was powered by the flagship Snapdragon 865 processor. The starting price of 2698 yuan ($417) was then the lowest among smartphones with such a processor. The iQOO Neo 5 will probably not cost more, but given the arrival of the Motorola Edge S, which is available in China for 1999 yuan ($309), the Neo series could drop even further in the initial price tag.