The iQOO 8 series launched in the Chinese market on the 17th of August, and the series includes the vanilla model as well as the Pro model. In India, it’s been just four months since the launch of the iQOO 7 series, so while we were not expecting iQOO to launch the successors so early, a source on Twitter suggests that the iQOO 8 smartphone will launch in the Indian market next month. The launch might take place in the middle of September.
Design-wise, the iQOO 8 features an almost similar design as the iQOO 7, with the only major difference being the size of the rear camera module. It is smaller in the case of the newer model. The camera count remains the same as iQOO 7. There is a flat screen on the front with a hole punch in the middle. The USB Type-C port is there on the bottom, and the phone lacks a headphone jack which is not a surprise anymore.
In terms of the specs, iQOO 8 has a 6.56-inch 10-bit AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate & a Full-HD+ resolution. So this time, the display is bigger than what we got on the iQOO 7 (6.2-inch). Under the hood, there is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SOC instead of the Snapdragon 870 that the iQOO 7 launched with in India. There is 8GB or 12GB LPDDR5 RAM paired with 128GB of 256GB UFS 3.1 storage.
The triple camera setup on the back includes a primary 48 Megapixel Sony IMX598 sensor, a secondary 13 Megapixel ultrawide camera, and finally, a third 13 Megapixel portrait camera with 50mm focal length. For selfies, you get a 16-megapixel camera on the front. Finally, there is a 4,320mAh battery under the hood that can be charged rapidly, thanks to 120W fast charging support.
Now, one thing worth mentioning is that the iQOO 7 that launched in India is available in the Chinese market as the iQOO Neo 5. It wasn’t the iQOO 7 that launched in China since in the Chinese market, iQOO 7 is a completely different phone than what the Indian market got. So, there are chances of the same happening this time around. Hence, we are not 100% sure about the specs for the Indian market. In terms of the pricing, it would definitely be priced higher than the iQOO 7, but the exact pricing is a mystery.