Chinese phone brand iQOO has a (short) history of releasing smartphones with flagship specs and mid-range prices. But at a time when even Motorola is pricing its flagships at $1000 and up, it’s a little surprising to see that the new iQOO Neo3 starts at just $380.
That’s despite having premium features including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and x55 5G modem, a 144 Hz display, 44W fast charging support, and UFS 3.1 storage.
The phone is up for pre-order in China, where it should begin shipping April 29th in four pricing/spec configurations:
- 6GB/128GB for 2,698 CNY ($380)
- 8GB/128GB for 2,998 CNY ($425)
- 12GB/128GB for 3,298 CNY ($465)
- 8GB/256GB for 3,398 CNY ($480)
Each version of the phone has a 6.57 inch, 2400 x 1080 pixel IPS display with support for HDR10 and a 144Hz refresh rate.
Other features include support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, a headphone jack, a 4,5000 mAh battery, and a fingerprint sensor on the side of the phone.
The iQOO Neo3 has a 16MP front-facing camera (in a hole-punch cut-out), and three rear cameras:
- 48MP primary
- 8MP wide-angle
- 2MP macro