In the wake of the closure of the Mobile World Congress and the announcement of the first smartphones with Snapdragon 855, the Chinese manufacturer launched this Friday its new brand, Iqoo, and its first smartphone.
Several weeks ago, the Chinese manufacturer Vivo began to communicate around a new range of smartphones in preparation marketed under the Iqoo range. The first device under this new brand, soberly called Iqoo, was finally officially announced this Friday.
The new Vivo Iqoo is clearly positioned in the premium segment and looks like the Xiaomi Mi 9. It has a glass back with three 12 megapixel, 13 megapixel and 2 megapixel cameras. If, as on the smartphone Xiaomi, the first two can vary between a wide-angle classic and an ultra wide-angle, the third module is not a zoom, but a device used simply for portrait mode.
Snapdragon 855 processor and up to 12 GB of RAM
Note also that there is no fingerprint reader on the back, since it is positioned behind the screen. The display is also cut by a slight notch in drop of water on its upper edge. The Vivo Iqoo can display 2340 pixels by 1080 on a diagonal of 6.41 inches. For the rest of the features, the smartphone has a Snapdragon 855 processor, 6, 8 or 12 GB of memory depending on the version, 128 or 256 GB of storage depending on the model and a battery of 4000 mAh with fast charging 44W.
Especially, Iqoo Vivo stands out for its particularly aggressive price of 2998 yuan (400 euros HT) for the model 6/128 GB and 3298 yuan (432 euros HT) for the version 12/256 GB. For now, the smartphone was only announced for commercialization in China. Vivo is not yet present in France, there is no indication that the device is marketed in France.