Isn’t it interesting that the first iQOO smartphone launched in March 2019, and today, we got the iQOO 7? In less than two years since the launch of the first iQOO device, we have got more than 15 smartphones under the iQOO brand. iQOO 7 is the newest flagship from the brand, and as we are going to see with every high-end Android flagship this year, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. Apart from the SOC, some other highlights of this phone include a 120Hz AMOLED panel, 120W Fast Charging, triple cameras, etc.
Since it is a high-end flagship, it comes with a premium design that includes a glass back and a metal frame. On the rear, there is a rectangular camera module that includes the triple camera setup and below that is the iQOO branding. Apart from the iQOO branding and the tiny text on the camera module, there is no other text on the rear, so the back is pretty clean. On the front, there is a centered hole-punch design. The USB Type-C port is present on the bottom along with the speaker grill, and there is no 3.5mm headphone jack. There is a stereo speaker setup on this phone.
The display on the front is a 6.62-inch AMOLED with Full-HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The screen supports HDR10+, and the panel is pressure-sensitive as well, so this is something gamers are going to love. The touch-sampling rate is 300Hz, and on the official website, iQOO says that the display supports an instantaneous touch sampling rate is 1000Hz, which is insane!
Under the hood, there is Snapdragon 888 SOC, which is paired with 8GB or 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. iQOO 7 has dual 2000mAh batteries inside and supports 120W Fast charging, which is again insane! The 120W adapter can charge the battery fully in just 15 minutes. OriginOS based on Android 11 runs out of the box.
Speaking of the cameras, there is a triple camera setup on the rear, and it is good to see that iQOO didn’t go for any macro or depth sensors. There is a primary 48 Megapixel camera with OIS paired with a 13 Megapixel ultra-wide shooter having 120-degree FOV and a 13 Megapixel 2X
telephoto camera. The camera on the front is a 16 Megapixel unit.
Finally, speaking of the pricing, iQOO 7 comes in three colors options – Black, Blue, and the BMW M-sport Edition. There are two storage options, and here is the price for China –
8GB + 128GB – 3798 Yuan ($586)
12GB + 256GB – 4198 Yuan ($647)
Sales will start on the 15th of January, and the pre-orders have begun in the Chinese market.