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iQoo 3 With Snapdragon 865 SoC Coming to India Soon, Flipkart and iQoo.com to Carry the Smartphone

iQoo 3 is touted to debut with an “enhanced” camera and “long-lasting” battery.

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iQoo 3 With Snapdragon 865 SoC Coming to India Soon, Flipkart and iQoo.com to Carry the Smartphone

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iQoo 3 is projected as a premium offering by the brand that debuted as a sub-brand of Vivo

Highlights
  • iQoo 3 will be available for purchase later this month
  • The brand has announced its partnership with Flipkart
  • iQoo 3 is claimed to deliver “unmatched” gaming experience

iQoo 3 is set to launch in India soon, the brand revealed in a press note on Thursday. The brand, which had announced its arrival in the country last month, has also revealed the name of the phone. Additionally, it mentioned that the iQoo 3 would be available for purchase in the Indian market through Flipkart and the dedicated iQoo website later this month. The iQoo 3 is also scheduled to arrive in China on February 25. The smartphone is projected as a premium offering to compete with the flagships of OnePlus, Huawei, and Xiaomi. The India launch date of the iQoo 3 is unclear at the moment. 

Touted to debut with a distinct proposition in the premium smartphone segment, the iQoo 3 will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, the brand said in a press statement. The smartphone is also touted to feature an “enhanced” camera and “long-lasting” battery life as well as deliver an “unmatched” gaming experience.

iQoo 3 specifications (expected)

Apart from the jargon, iQoo hasn't provided any details around the new smartphone. Some recent teasers posted on Weibo, however, revealed that the iQoo 3 will sport a quad rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor and include UFS 3.1 storage.

Purported live images of the iQoo 3 also suggested a hole-punch display design along with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Further, the smartphone is likely to have as much as up to 12GB of RAM and could come with 55W fast charging support.

“The brand new iQoo 3 is built to satisfy the high-performance requirements of technology-savvy consumers and we truly believe that this will elevate the user's smartphone experience,” said Aditya Soni - Senior Director, Mobiles at Flipkart, while highlighting the partnership with iQoo in the joint statement.

Additionally, Flipkart is teasing iQoo 3 through a couple of microsites. Both microsites highlighted performance-focussed features of the new smartphone alongside specifying February 17 as a date for some kind of revelation.

Last month, iQoo announced its debut in India with the 5G flagship that will emerge as the iQoo 3. iQoo India Director - Marketing Gagan Arora in a conversation with Gadgets 360 had said that the first smartphone model by the company would run Android 10 out-of-the-box -- with a localised interface on top.

iQoo initially entered the smartphone market as a sub-brand of Vivo last year. However, the India part of the brand doesn't want to be associated with the Chinese company and is set up as a separate legal entity in the country. The brand would leverage Vivo's manufacturing facility, though.

India launch of the iQoo 3 is expected to take place after the phone debuts in China on February 25. The company revealed the China launch schedule through a teaser recently posted on Weibo.


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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Powerful processor
  • 5G ready (top-end variant only)
  • Stunning display
  • Fast charging
  • Shoulder buttons for gaming
  • Bad
  • Camera performance needs improvement
  • Preinstalled bloatware
Display 6.44-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 48-megapixel + 13-megapixel + 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4440mAh
OS Android 10
Resolution 1080x2400 pixels
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Further reading: iQoo 3, iQoo India, iQoo, Vivo iQoo, Vivo
Jagmeet Singh Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360, out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a senior reporter for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about apps, computer security, Internet services, and telecom developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or Email at jagmeets@ndtv.com. Please send in your leads and tips. More
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