iQOO on Tuesday has officially launched the iQOO U5 5G in China. The smartphone comes as a successor to the iQOO U3 and it brings better display, cameras, and the latest hardware. One of the major highlights of the smartphone is the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC.
The iQOO U5 5G comes with a 6.58-inch OLED display with a Full-HD+ resolution. It is a water-drop notch panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. It has an 8MP selfie camera over the front notch. It sports a dual-camera system at the rear. The layout goes by a 50MP main sensor and a 2MP macro unit.
The phone is powered by the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 695 SoC, paired with 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It packs a 5,000mAh battery and has an 18W fast charging support.
iQOO U5 5G has a side-facing fingerprint scanner for security and boots on Origin OS Ocean on top of the Android 11 operating system.
iQOO U5 5G Specifications
- 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- CDMA 800
- 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 2100
- 4G bands: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
- 5G bands: 1, 28, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G
- Announced: 21, December 24
- Status: Exp. release 2021, December
- Dimensions: 164 x 75.8 x 8.3 mm (6.46 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)
- Weight: 185 g (6.53 oz)
- Colors: White, Gray, Aurora
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: IPS LCD, 120Hz, HDR10
- Size: 6.58 inches, 104.3 cm2 (~83.9% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 1080 x 2408 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~401 ppi density)
- Android 12, Origin OS Ocean
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 619
- Storage: 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
- Memory Card slot: No
- Main Camera: Dual
- 50 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF
- 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
- Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
- Selfie Camera: Single – 8 MP, f/1.8, (wide)
- Features: HDR
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth: 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
- NFC: No
- USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
- Charging: Fast charging 18W
iQOO U5 5G Price and Availability
The iQOO U5’s base variant with 4GB RAM will cost you CNY1,299 ($205/€180), while the 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM models will set you back by CNY1,399 ($220/€195) and CNY1,499 ($235/€210), respectively.
It has three colour variants – Dark Black, Magic Blue, and Silver White.
The smartphone will go on sale in China starting January 1, 2022 through the company’s official site, but there’s no word on its availability in other markets.