After several rumors and leaks, the popular Chinese Electronic Vehicle (EV) maker has launched its maiden smartphone at an event in Shanghai, China. Nio Phone can control multiple cars and can even unlock it even if the smartphone is off.

Nio Phone launched

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Nio Phone Unveiled

Nio Phone is built to control cars, and it even houses a dedicated button that can act as a key for the car. There’s a standalone app on the smartphone that enables the smartphone to connect more conveniently and seamlessly with the car. Apart from controlling the car, the smart features will help in the easy transition of a video meeting from smartphone to vehicle. Other features like syncing music, contacts, and personal device settings will automatically sync with the car.

Nio Phone is built to control cars

Nio Phone is powered with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC and couples 16GB RAM and 1TB storage. It houses Samsung’s 6.81-inch curved display having 2K resolution and a 1-120Hz variable refresh rate. The display further supports 515-pixel density and offers HDR 10+ support.

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In the camera section, the Nio Phone brings a triple rear camera sensor featuring a 50MP IMX707 lens with OIS, a 50MP IMX766 Ultrawide sensor, and another 50MP IMX890 telephoto lens with OIS.

The smartphone brings a 5200 mAh battery with 66W fast wired charging, 50W fast wireless charging and 10W reverse charging support. It runs Android via Sky UI skin.

Nio Phone

Nio Phone Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • CDMA2000 1x
  • 4G bands: LTE
  • 5G bands: SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA, LTE-A, 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2023, September 21
  • Status: Available. Released 2023, September 21

Design

  • Dimensions: mm
  • Weight: g
  • Colors: Black, Gray, Pink, Gold, Green, Blue, Dark Blue
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 min)

Display

  • Type: LTPO OLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1800 nits (peak)
  • Size: 6.81 inches, 114.6 cm2
  • Resolution: 1440 x 3088 pixels, 19.3:9 ratio (~500 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 13, SkyUI

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8550-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.36 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)
  • GPU: Adreno 740
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • Internal: 512GB 12GB RAM, 1TB 16GB RAM, 1TB 16GB RAM
  • UFS 4.0

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 50 MP, 23mm (wide), 1/1.28″, 1.22µm, PDAF, OIS
    • 50 MP, f/2.8, 65mm (periscope telephoto), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2.8x optical zoom
    • 50 MP, 15mm, 110˚ (ultrawide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm
  • Features: Ring-LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – Yes
  • Video: Yes

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Multimedia5mm jack: No

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Positioning: GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C, OTG

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass
  • Ultra Wideband (UWB) support

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 5200 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: 66W wired, PD3.0, QC4
  • 50W wireless
  • 10W reverse wireless

Models: N2301

Nio Phone Pricing and Availability

The Nio Phone is priced as follows:

  • Performance Edition – 12GB RAM + 512GB Storage – Yuan 6,499 (~$889)
  • Ultimate Edition – 12GB + 1TB – Yuan 6,899 (~$944)
  • EP Edition – 16GB + 1TB – Yuan 7,499 (~$1026)

Nio Phone in colors

Nio Phone will be sold in seven different colors – Black, Light Blue, Gold, Dark Blue, Green, Gray, Rose Gold – some of them have a glass panel, others come with a leather-like texture on the back.

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