The iQOO Neo 7 has launched in the Indian market, which is not the same phone as the one available in China. The one in China features a Dimensity 9000+ SOC, whereas the one launched in India has the MediaTek Dimensity 8200 SOC. The Neo 7 launched in India today is available in China as the Neo 7 SE. It sounds confusing, but this is not the first time iQOO has done this. When the iQOO Neo 6 launched in the Indian market last year, the same phone was launched in China as the iQOO Neo 6 SE.
iQOO Neo 7 in the Indian market starts at ₹29,999, the same price as the Neo 6 was launched last year. Design-wise, there is not a huge change this year. The phone still has the same camera module design, but the only noticeable difference is in the arrangement of the three sensors. The phone has a flat display on the front with a hole punch cutout in the center. The fingerprint scanner is placed under the display, and there are stereo speakers.
The phone is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 8200 chip, an upgrade over the Dimensity 8100, which powers the Redmi K50i, Realme GT Neo 3, and the OnePlus 10R. The Neo 7 is the first phone to launch in India with this chip. This SOC is built on the 4nm process, and performance-wise, it beats every chip in this price segment, including the Snapdragon 870, Dimensity 8100, and the Snapdragon 888.
There is a 6.78-inch AMOLED display on the front with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1300 nits peak brightness. The display supports HDR10+ and has a 1200Hz Instant touch sampling rate.
The camera setup is probably the weakest part of this phone. While the primary camera has a 64MP sensor with OIS support, there is no ultrawide camera, so the other two cameras have a 2MP sensor. The battery size is 5,000mAH, and there is 120W fast charging support. Finally, Android 13 runs out of the box with Funtouch OS 13.
Here is the pricing for the Indian market –
8GB + 128GB – ₹29,999
12GB + 256GB – ₹33,999
The sale starts today, and you can buy the phone via Amazon or the iQOO website.