iQOO has silently unveiled the iQOO U5e smartphone in China. It arrives as the iQOO’s most affordable 5G smartphone for the Chinese market.

iQOO U5e launched

The handset joins other U5 series handsets, such as the Snapdragon 695 powered iQOO U5 and the iQOO U5x, which features the Snapdragon 680.

The iQOO U5e has a 6.51-inch IPS LCD panel with a teardrop notch. The screen supports an HD+ resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio, a 60Hz refresh rate, and a 269ppi pixel density. The device measures 164 x 75.84 x 8.25mm and weighs around 193 grams.

The U5e has an 8-megapixel camera on the front for snapping selfies. Its back panel has a 13-megapixel main camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and an LED flash. The front and rear cameras both support Full HD video recording. The power button located on the right edge of the device is integrated with a fingerprint scanner.  It also carries support for face unlock.

The U5e is a 5G-ready device since it is powered by the Dimensity 700 chip. The device offers up to 6 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128 GB of UFS 2.1 storage. It is packed with a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W charging.

The smartphone ships with the Android 12 OS with OriginOS Ocean on top. It comes with other features like dual SIM support, 5G, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, a USB-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. This phone is a rebranded version of the Vivo Y33s 5G, which debuted in March in China.

iQOO U5e

iQOO U5e Specifications

CPU: MediaTek Dimensity 700 MT6833, 2.2GHz Octa-Core

GPU: Mali-G57

Display: 6.51inch HD+ 1600×720 20:9, LCD


Storage: 128GB, UFS2.2 (up to 1TB with microSD)

Main camera: Dual

  • 13MP (main, f/1.8)
  • 2MP (depth F2.4)

Front camera: 8MP, f/2.0

OS: Android 12 (OriginOS Ocean)

Dimension: 164.0×75.84×8.25mm

Weight: 193g

Battery: 5000mAh (Fast charge 18W)

Bluetooth: v5.1

Wi-Fi: 802.11 2.4GHz/5GHz


Earphone Jack: Yes

Authentication method: Fingerprint sensor (side), Face Wake

Colors: Silver, Black

Others: VoLTE, Dual sim (nanoSIM), OTG, Jovi


  • 2G bands: GSM 850/900/1800MHz CDMA BC0
  • 3G bands: WCDMA B1/B5/B8
  • CDMA2000 BC0
  • 4G bands: LTE B1/B3/B5/B8/B28A/B34/B38/B39/B40/B41
  • 5G bands: n1/n28A/n41/n77/n78/n5/n8

iQOO U5e Price and Availability

The iQOO U5e has arrived in China in two variants: 4 GB RAM + 128 GB storage and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage. These variants are priced at 1,399 Yuan (~$209) and 1,499 Yuan (~$223), respectively. Dark Black and Silver White are the two color variants of the U5e.

iQOO U5e in colors

There is no word on whether the smartphone will be made available in markets outside China.


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