The iQOO Neo7 Racing Edition is considered an affordable upper mid-range smartphone that targets mobile gamers. Under the hood, this handset sports a number of amazing features, including the full-blooded version of the Snapdragon 8+ and a discrete display chip Pro+. Plus, it supports 120W ultra-fast flash charging + a 5000mAh battery. What’s more amazing, the price starts at 2799 yuan ($402). The handset is already available for pre-order, but it will appear at your doors only on January 5.
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Externally, the phone looks very attractive, and we can even notice some design elements inherited from racing cars. The iQOO Neo series adopts the classic film cloud-level design and 8-bit pixel style. It is made of plain leather and glass. The phone is offered in three color variants of geometric black, impression blue, and pop orange.
The iQOO Neo7 Racing Version sports a 6.78-inch Samsung E5 flexible straight screen, which has stronger contrast and brightness. Under the strong outdoor light, the screen can display content clearly. It improves stroboscopic problems and supports HDR10+ and SGS certifications.
Hardware and performance
The iQOO Neo7 Racing Version uses a full-blooded variant of the Snapdragon 8+ chip. It is based on TSMC’s 4nm manufacturing process. The CPU’s super-large core frequency is as high as 3.2GHz. In effect, the phone could score 1135786 points in AnTuTu. Thus, its performance is comparable to that of flagship phones. Plus, there is an independent display chip, Pro+. It brings a high-frame and high-quality gaming experience, and optimizes performance, heat dissipation, and battery life. For instance, when testing the phone for the Honor of King for 60 minutes, the average frame rate was stable at 119.4.
The iQOO Neo7 Racing Edition uses the largest VC vapor chamber in the history of the Neo series: 4013mm². Combined with high-efficiency heat dissipation materials and a more intelligent temperature detection and adjustment feature, we can say that the cooling is really fast, the heat dissipation is stable, and the temperature control is accurate.
As for the system, the iQOO Neo7 Racing Edition runs the OriginOS 3 UI, which supports an unfair scheduling mechanism, QoS mechanism, etc. In addition, there are many other functions, such as super small window multitasking, privacy protection, etc.
The iQOO Neo7 Racing Version adopts a dual-cell dual-charge pump battery design. Plus, it supports 120W ultra-fast flash charging. The latter allows the 5000mAh battery to charge from 1% to 50% in as fast as 8 minutes.
iQOO Neo7 Racing Edition features
another selling point of the iQOO Neo7 Racing Edition is the GN5 camera sensor. The 50MP super outsole main camera has a 1/1.57-inch sensor area and a 2-micron four-in-one super large pixel size. This allows the phone to take pure night photos. There is also support for OIS (optical image stabilization).
The phone also supports dual-control pressure sensitivity under the screen. Moreover, we said that this handset aims at gamers. So it’s interesting to know that the phone supports four-finger operations. The rest of the noteworthy features include closed stereo dual speakers, support surround sound effects, and the listening position is more accurate. The symmetrical X-axis linear motor provides s left and right balanced vibration. So when playing games, it’s like being on a real battlefield.
iQOO Neo7 Racing Edition is priced at 2799 yuan ($402) for 8GB+256GB, 2999 yuan ($431) for 12GB+256GB, 3299 yuan ($474) for 16GB+256GB, and 3599 yuan ($517) for 16GB+512GB.