Vivo is set to launch its first 5G smartphone this quarter and we already know it will launch under the iQOO brand. A new leak has surfaced that reveals the official name of the phone as well as some key specs and its price too.
The leak is a promo material that shows the phone, lists some key features and also its recommended retail price. The phone will launch as the IQOO Plus 5G but that’s not the only “Plus” there is. It also has the new Snapdragon 855 Plus processor which is paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
The iQOO Plus 5G will pack a 4500mAh battery just like the iQOO Neo and will support 44W fast charging. The bigger battery capacity is necessary since 5G requires more power; and with 44W fast charging, you should be able to fill it up faster.
With respect to price, the phone will sell for chines ¥4498 (~$654). This is more expensive than the regular Vivo iQOO with the highest configuration (12GB RAM + 256GB) which is priced at chines ¥4298 (~$625). However, it is much cheaper than Huawei’s 5G phone, the Mate 20 X 5G, which is chines ¥6199 (~$901).
With respect to design, the IQ Plus 5G has a waterdrop notch, a red-coated power button and a dedicated AI button (on the left). We don’t know if the rear will have a different design from the no-5G version. We also do not know if it will have a different camera configuration.
The phone is scheduled to arrive this quarter. Vivo wouldn’t want to play catch up and will most likely announce it early next month.