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Vivo iQoo's first smartphone set to launch on March 1 featuring 12GB RAM, Snapdragon 855 Platform

Vivo has taken to Chinese social networking website weibo to announce the reveal date of the first smartphone from the iQoo sub brand.

By Sameer Mitha | Published 22 Feb 2019 11:54 IST
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Vivo has taken to Chinese social networking website weibo to announce the reveal date of the first smartphone from the iQoo sub brand.

Vivo iQoo's first smartphone set to launch on March 1 featuring 12GB RAM, Snapdragon 855 Platform

Highlights

  • Vivo has taken to Weibo to announce the launch date of the first smartphone from its new sub brand iQoo.
  • It is known that the smartphone will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 Platform.
  • Select fans will be able to attend the launch event.

If you are looking forward to the first smartphone from iQoo, the new sub brand from Vivo, you don't need to wait long. The company has taken to Chinese social networking website Weibo to announce that the device will be unveiled on March 1 at an event in China. A teaser image has been uploaded on the social networking website. The company has also taken to the social networking site to invite fans to the event. However, not every fan may be able to make it there. The company has asked fans to register. Only select fans will be able to attend the event. 

iQoo has been teasing the upcoming smartphone for some time now and has revealed that the device will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC. Since the device is targeted at the premium customer, it is expected to have top of the line specifications. It has also been revealed that the device will sport 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of built-in storage. Under the hood, the package will be powered by a 4,000mAh battery with support for 44W fast charging. Additionally the smartphone will feature USB Type-C, NFC, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a Super HDR camera. What we don't know is the price and what the device looks like. There is no information whether the device will make its way to the Indian shores.

Speaking of Vivo, the company recently launched the Vivo V15 Pro(₹ 23990 at flipkart) in India. The smartphone sports 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and is priced at Rs 28,990 in India. Speaking of the specifications, it sports a 6.32-inch display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Because of the absence of a front facing camera in the bezel, the device can boast of an impressive 91.64 screen to body ratio. It also houses an in-display fingerprint sensor. It is the first handset in India to launch with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 platform that boasts of fourth generation Kryo cores and the Hexagon DSP. 

Speaking of the front camera, it rests in a housing that pops up everytime you need to use it. This isn’t a new feature and has been used in the Vivo Nex but it is the first time a front facing camera has used a 32MP sensor. At the back, the smartphone has a triple camera setup equipped with a 48MP main camera, an 8MP super wide-angle camera that can capture 120-degree images and a 5MP sensor that enables bokeh shots. The 48MP camera uses 4-in-1 pixel binning to deliver better quality images even in low-light conditions. A 3700mAh battery powers the entire package.

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Vivo V15 Pro Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Price:
Release Date: 20 Feb 2019
Variant: 128GB
Market Status: Launched

Key Specs

  • Screen Size Screen Size
    6.39" (1080 x 2316)
  • Camera Camera
    48 + 8 + 5 | 32 MP
  • Memory Memory
    128GB/6GB
  • Battery Battery
    3700 mAh
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