In May, iQOO Z1 went official as the World’s first smartphone powered by the MediaTek Diemsnity 1000+ 5G SOC. Almost a month and a half after the launch of Z1, the iQOO Z1x launched in China today & it is like a cheaper version of the Z1. While the iQOO Z1 starts at 2,198 Yuan or $310, the Z1x starts at 1,598 Yuan or $229.
Compared to the Z1, the design language of the Z1x hasn’t changed much. It has the same punch-hole design on the front with the cutout placed on the top right corner and a similar-looking triple camera setup on the back. The fingerprint scanner is placed on the right side as well. Also, just like the iQOO Z1, the Z1x has a 3.5mm headphone jack placed on the bottom.
iQOO Z1x comes with a 6.57-inch Full-HD+ IPS LCD panel featuring 120Hz refresh rate & HDR10 support. So compared to the 144Hz LCD panel on the Z1, there is a slight downgrade. Under the hood is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G SOC paired with 6/8GB RAM and 64/128/256GB UFS 2.1 storage.
The phone has a 5,000mAh battery & 33W Fast Charging support. So while the charging speed is slower than the iQOO Z1 (44W), the battery size is bigger (4500mAh vs 5000mAH).
Coming to the cameras, iQOO Z1x has a triple camera setup on the rear that includes a primary 48 Megapixel unit, and while the iQOO Z1 has a Sony IMX586 sensor, there is no mention of the camera sensor on the official page of Z1x, so we assume that there is a Samsung sensor. The phone has a 2 Megapixel macro camera and a 2 Megapixel depth sensor. So, there is no ultra-wide-angle camera which is a huge con.