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Vivo has just debuted a powerful gaming smartphone. It’s called the iQOO, however you want to read it. This is a flagship-grade device with “Monster Inside” as its slogan, and true enough, it looks like a phone that you’d be proud to bring to an evening gala. I mean, look at that gorgeous back panel.

The iQOO sports a 6.41″ OLED display with a waterdrop notch, and an the company’s signature UD fingerprint scanner. Under the hood is no less than a Snapdragon 855, backed by up to 12GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage.

To allow the phone to maintain optimal performance, it’s equipped with a vapor chamber, and other features such as AI Turbo, Center Turbo, Net Turbo, Cooling Turbo, and Game Turbo, all combined in one service called Multi-Turbo. All designed to boost startup speed by up to 30% and frame rate by up to 70%. The phone can also automatically switch between mobile data and Wi-Fi to keep you connected.

For imaging, the iQOO boasts a triple rear camera system, composed of a 13MP wide-angle camera, a 12MP main camera with the company’s own Dual Pixel technology, and finally, a 2MP depth sensor.

The device runs on Funtouch OS 9 on top of Android 9 Pie, and packs a 4,000mAh battery with 44W fast charging. That means a full charge will only take 45 minutes. Do note that this feature will only be available on the 8GB + 128/256GB and the 12GB + 256GB model. The more affordable 6GB+128GB variant will only have 22.5W charging support.

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The Vivo iQOO comes in two colors – Electric Blue and Lava Orange, and will retail for around $450 for a 6GB + 128GB model, around $490 for an 8GB + 128GB model, around $536 for an 8GB + 256GB model, and around $640 if you want 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.


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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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