Introduced iQOO Z5: mid-range Snapdragon 778G and 120Hz display

iQOO, a sub-brand of the Chinese company Vivo, has unveiled its new smartphone. The novelty, called iQOO Z5, replaced the iQOO Z3 smartphone released this spring.

The iQOO Z5 is a mid-range smartphone featuring a 6.67-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD + resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. Above, you can see a small O-shaped hole — there is a 16-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calling. The new iQOO smartphone is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset. The company ranges from 8 to 12 GB of RAM and from 128 to 256 GB of internal memory.

The main camera of the new iQOO Z5 is exactly like its predecessor. It’s a 64MP Samsung GW3 module paired with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor and a 2MP macro camera. The battery capacity of the new smartphone has grown from 4400 to 5000 mAh, and the wired charging power — from 44 to 55 W. The iQOO Z5 is powered by the Android 11 mobile operating system, on top of which the manufacturer installed the original OriginOS user interface. Other features of the novelty include a fingerprint scanner built into the side of the power button, a USB Type-C port, a classic 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones and stereo speakers.

Acceptance of pre-orders for the iQOO Z5 in China started immediately after the presentation, and sales will begin on September 28. The smartphone is offered in three configurations with different memory sizes. The base version is equipped with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage and costs 1,899 Yuan, or about $ 293 at the exchange rate. The top model has 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage and is priced by the manufacturer at 2,299 yuan or $ 355. There’s also a mid-range variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Its retail price is RMB 2,099, or $ 324. In addition to three configurations, customers can also choose three body colors: white, dark blue and light blue. The manufacturer will announce the cost and timing of the start of sales of iQOO Z5 in other countries later.