Vivo iQOO Neo 3: A realme killer?

Vivo iQOO Neo3: a smooth 144 Hz display, Snapdragon 865, 5G, NFC, Wi-Fi 6, a 4500 mAh battery with 44W fast charging and an aggressive price tag

The Vivo sub-brand held an event in China today, to announce its latest flagship device: iQOO Neo3.

Flagship Specs

The iQOO Neo3 boasts the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor. Running at a frequency up to 2.8 GHz and paired with an 11-layer heat dissipation system, it embarks up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM  and a built-in UFS 3.1 storage up to 256 GB. Naturally, it is 5G compatible.

The iQOO Neo3 becomes the third smartphone to include a display with 144 Hz refresh rate, for a buttery smooth visual experience like the Nubia Play and Nubia Red Magic 5G. However, the iQOO Neo3’s display is not AMOLED, but IPS, with Full HD + and HDR10 support.

On top of this, the device doesn’t carry extra bezels, but a 16MP punch-hole camera in the right corner. When it comes to the camera department, it features a triple camera setup, with a main sensor of 48 megapixels. It is complemented by a wide-angle 8MP sensor (112 degrees angle) and finally a 2MP macro lens.

The smartphone is powered by a 4500 mAh battery with support for fast charging Super Flash Charge technology at 44W (from 0 to 50% in 20 minutes). Other features such side fingerprint scanner, an NFC-module for contactless payments and Wi-Fi 6. This new flagship runs  Android 10, with iQOO UI and Multi-Turbo 3.0 mode.

Price and Availability:

Sales of iQOO Neo3 will start in China on April 30 with the following prices:

  • 6 GB + 128 GB – $ 380
  • 8 GB + 128 GB – $ 425
  • 12 GB + 128 GB – $ 465
  • 8 GB + 256 GB – $ 480

If this device comes to Europe and the US, would you buy it?

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