iQOO 5 & iQOO 5 Pro launched in China with high-end specs

The iQOO 3 smartphone launched this year in February & it featured high-end specs including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip, 55W Fast Charging, UFS 3.1 storage & more. In the Indian market, it is still the cheapest Snapdragon 865-powered phone that you can get. Anyways, the successor of iQOO 3 launched today in the Chinese market & this time, there are two phones – iQOO 5 & iQOO 5 Pro.

In typical BBK fashion, there is no iQOO 4 because “4” is considered as an unlucky number in China. The phones are very similar when we talk about the design, but there are some key differences between the two & we are going to talk about everything in detail in this article.


iQOO 5

Starting with the iQOO 5 first, the smartphone features a flat display on the front with a single hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera on the top left. There is a rectangular camera module on the back which houses triple cameras & as the image above shows, the primary camera sensor on the top is bigger than the other two. There is no headphone jack on this phone.

For better cooling, there is a Superconductive VC liquid-cooled cooling system inside. The thermal area increases by 21.4% when we compare it to the liquid cooling system of iQOO 3.

iQOO 5 Pro

Coming to the design of iQOO 5 Pro, the biggest difference between the 5 Pro & the 5 is that the “Pro” variant comes with a curved display on the front & also, there are two unique color options – one is a Carbon Fiber textured matte glass & the other is the Legendary Edition with pure leather on the rear.

Another design change is that the Pro version has a Periscope lens on the rear.

Talking about the specs, both phones have the same 6.56-inch AMOLED panel with Full-HD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, & HDR10+ support. The fingerprint scanner, therefore, is placed under the display.

iQOO 5

Under the hood, both phones have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip, LPDDR5 RAM & UFS 3.1 storage. The iQOO 5 comes with 8/12GB RAM & 128/256GB storage whereas the iQOO 5 Pro with 8/12GB RAM & 256GB storage.

In terms of the cameras, both phones have the same 50 Megapixel primary camera with Samsung’s GN1 sensor & yes, this is the same camera sensor which we saw on the Vivo X50 Pro+. But unlike the X50 Pro+, there isn’t any Gimbal Stabilization. In fact, while the iQOO 5 Pro comes with OIS + EIS, the non-Pro version only has EIS. Both the phones offer a 13 Megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with 120-degree field of view.

iQOO 5 Pro

The main difference is in terms of the Zoom lens. While the iQOO 5 comes with a third 8 Megapixel Portrait Camera, the 5 Pro has an 8 Megapixel Periscope camera with 5X Optical Zoom & up to 60X Digital Zoom.

Another huge difference between the two phones is in terms of the Charging Speed. The iQOO 5 Pro comes with an impressive 120W Fast Charging whereas the iQOO 5 support 55W Fast Charging. But, the battery is bigger on the iQOO 5 at 4,500mAh, compared to the 4,000mAh cell of the Pro version.

iQOO says that the 120W Charging technology can charge the 4,000mAh battery fully in 15 minutes which is absolutely insane.

iQOO 5

Finally, both the phones run on Android 10 based iQOO UI 1.5 & other features include X-axis linear motor, Stereo Speakers, 5G Support, Bluetooth 5.1 etc.


The iQOO 5 comes in three storage variants & two color options – Gradient Blue & Gradient Gray. Here is the pricing for the Chinese market –

  • 8GB + 128GB – ¥3998 ($576 | Rs 43,000)
  • 12GB + 256GB – ¥4298 ($619 | Rs 46,000)
  • 12GB + 256GB – ¥4598 ($662 | Rs 50,000)

The iQOO 5 Pro comes in two unique colors – Legendary Edition & the Track Version (Translated from Chinese). Here is the pricing for the Chinese market –

  • 8GB + 256GB – ¥4998 ($720 | Rs 54,000)
  • 12GB + 256GB – ¥5498 ($792 | Rs 60,000)

Both the phone will go on sale starting on August 24th in China.