In April, iQOO Neo 6 launched in the Chinese market with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SOC. Today, the brand launched its successor in China, the iQOO Neo 7. Compared to the Neo 6, the Neo 7 is powered by a MediaTek SOC, has an upgraded camera sensor, and faster charging. Interestingly, the starting price in China is ¥2699, which is less than the starting price of Neo 6 when that phone launched in April (¥2799).
Design-wise, the iQOO Neo 7 does not look much different than the iQOO Neo 6. The only design change is in the camera module, in which the camera sensors are placed differently.
There is MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ chip under the hood, which is the most powerful chip by MediaTek currently. It is paired with 8GB or 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The phone also has an Intelligent Display Chip Pro+, which offers features such as an enhanced frame rate. There is a 6.78-inch display, and it is a 120Hz E5 AMOLED panel with a Full-HD+ resolution and 1500 nits peak brightness.
The camera setup includes a 50MP Sony IMX766v sensor with OIS, which is an upgrade over the 64MP sensor on the iQOO Neo 6. But the ultrawide camera gets downgraded on the Neo 7 as it has an 8MP sensor, compared to a 12MP sensor on the Neo 6. Finally, the phone has a 2MP macro shooter. For selfies, there is the good old 16MP sensor.
Finally, iQOO Neo 7 has a 5,000mAh battery, so that’s 300mAh bigger than the one inside the Neo 6. The charging speed is also upgraded from 80W to 120W. Interestingly, iQOO Neo 7 runs on Android 13 out of the box with OriginOS Ocean on top.
The color options are the same as for iQOO Neo 6, and here is the pricing for China –
- 8GB + 128GB – ¥2699 (~$374)
- 8GB + 256GB – ¥2999 (~$415)
- 12GB + 256GB – ¥3299 (~$457)
- 12GB + 512GB – ¥3599 (~$499)
The phone will go on sale on October 31 in the Chinese market. There is no information on the launch outside China.