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vivo’s sub-brand iQOO has unveiled a new smartphone called the iQOO U3 in China today. The iQOO U3 is a budget-friendly 5G smartphone with a high refresh rate display, a large-sized battery, and 48-megapixel dual rear cameras.

iQOO U3 launched

The iQOO U3 has 164.15 x 75.35 x 8.4mm dimensions and it weighs 185.5 grams. The device is fitted with a 6.58-inch IPS LCD screen that has a waterdrop notch for an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The screen supports a 20.07:9 aspect ratio, a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2408 pixels, a 401ppi pixel density, HDR10, and a refresh rate of 90Hz. The iQOO U3 offers a screen-to-body ratio of 90.61 percent.

The rear side of the phone features a uniquely designed dual camera setup housed inside a rectangle camera module. It includes a 48-megapixel main shooter with an f/1.79 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The phone comes with support for photography features such as night scene mode, panorama, time-lapse photography, EIS, and 4K video recording.

The iQOO UI 1.5 based Android 10 OS comes preinstalled on the iQOO U3. The Dimensity 800U chipset along with up to 8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM fuels the device. It has UFS 2.2 storage of 128 GB and it lacks support for external storage.

The iQOO U3 is backed by a 5000mAh battery that supports 18W dual-engine fast charging. The other features that are available on the device include liquid cooling technology, dual SIM support, and many more. Checkout the full specs below.

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iQOO U3
iQOO U3

iQOO U3 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands:GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 28A, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G bands: 1, 28, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA – China
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G (3.3 Gbps DL)

Launch

  • Announced: 2020, December 14
  • Status: Exp. Released 2020, December

Design

  • Dimensions: 164.15 x 75.35 x 8.4 mm
  • Weight: 185.5 g
  • Colors: Too Early Black, Glow Blue
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Liquid cooling technology

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD
  • Size: 6.58 inch
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20.07:9 ratio (~401 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 90Hz refresh rate

Operating System

  • Android 10, iQOO UI 1.5

Hardware

  • Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 800U
  • CPU: 2.4GHz Octa Core
  • GPU: Mali-G57
  • RAM: 6GB, 8GB
  • Internal Storage: 128GB
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • UFS 2.2

Cameras

Multimedia

  • Radio
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • NFC
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 18W

Models: V2061A

iQOO U3 Price and Availability

The iQOO U3 arrives China with a starting price of;

  • 1,498 Yuan (~$229) for 6 GB RAM + 128 GB model
  • 1,698 Yuan (~$259) for 8 GB RAM + 128 GB model
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iQOO U3 in colors

It comes in two colors like Black and Glow Blue. The handset is now up for pre-orders in the home market with a 50 Yuan discount and it is expected to hit the Chinese markets by Dec. 17.

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