Vivo’s iQOO sub-brand could beat others by launching the first Snapdragon 865 smartphone in India. The company is set to launch iQOO 3 on February 25 in India. The launch event is set to start around noon and will take place in Mumbai. The interesting thing is that the launch is scheduled at the same time as the Chinese launch. As soon as it becomes official, the iQOO 3 is expected to become available on Flipkart as well as iqoo.com. With iQOO 3, India is expected to get its first Snapdragon 865-powered smartphone.
iQOO was launched as a gaming-centric smartphone brand by Vivo in China. Now, the company is bringing this brand to the Indian smartphone market as well. In fact, the Chinese company is doing it in style. Instead of launching older models, the company is set to launch a brand new device. Ahead of the launch, iQOO has been teasing the launch for some time. It will be the first smartphone with 5G support in India.
As confirmed by iQOO previously, the phone will come equipped with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. While iQOO is yet to share official images of its upcoming flagship, leaked images that had surfaced online recently suggest the phone will have a hole-punch display and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
In addition to confirming the phone’s launch date, iQOO has also revealed that the iQOO 3 5G will be sold in India via Flipkart and iQOO.com. There is no word on the pricing yet, although it is highly likely that the phone will be competitively priced to take on rivals such as the OnePlus 7T Pro.
For Vivo, iQOO has always been about flagship specifications and gaming performance. IQOO 3 is expected to deliver flagship specifications and performance. The big thing to watch would be the price since it will be the first with Snapdragon 865 in India.