iQOO 5 and iQOO 5 Pro with 50MP Samsung GN1 sensor, 120W FlashCharge launched in China

iQOO 5 and iQOO 5 Pro with 50MP Samsung GN1 sensor, 120W FlashCharge launched in China

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Vivo’s iQOO sub-brand is gaining steady ground in China and other markets, largely thanks to some innovative technologies from its parent company. Devices like the iQOO 3 are one of the cheapest Snapdragon 865 phones around, while the company was also teasing its 120W FlashCharge solution. Today, at an event in China, iQOO has launched the iQOO 5 and iQOO 5 Pro, sporting its 120W FlashCharge solutions and a camera setup that is reminiscent of the Vivo X50 Pro+.

iQOO 5 and iQOO 5 Pro: Specifications

SpecificationiQOO 5iQOO 5 Pro
Dimensions & Weight
  • 160 x 75.6 x 8.32 mm
  • 197g
  • Standard Variant:
    • 159.56 x 73.3 x 8.9 mm
    • 198g
  • Special Edition:
    • 159.56 x 73.3 x 9.53 mm
    • 196.7g
Display
  • 6.56″ FHD+ AMOLED
  • 2376 x 1080
  • 19.8:9 aspect ratio
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • HDR10+
  • In-Display Fingerprint
  • Punch-hole front camera
  •  6.56″ FHD+ AMOLED
  • 2376 x 1080
  • 19.8:9 aspect ratio
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • HDR10+
  • In-Display Fingerprint
  • Punch-hole front camera
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 865:

  • 1x Kryo 585 (ARM Cortex-A77-based) Prime core @ 2.84GHz
  • 3x Kryo 585 (ARM Cortex-A77-based) Performance core @ 2.4GHz
  • 4x Kryo 385 (ARM Cortex A55-based) Efficiency cores @ 1.8GHz

Adreno 650

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865:

  • 1x Kryo 585 (ARM Cortex-A77-based) Prime core @ 2.84GHz
  • 3x Kryo 585 (ARM Cortex-A77-based) Performance core @ 2.4GHz
  • 4x Kryo 385 (ARM Cortex A55-based) Efficiency cores @ 1.8GHz

Adreno 650

RAM & Storage
  • 8GB, 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 128GB, 256GB UFS 3.1
  • 8GB, 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 256GB UFS 3.1
Battery & Charging
  • 4500mAh
  • 55W Fast Charging
  • 4000mAh
  • 120W Fast Charging
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 50MP, f/1.85
  • Secondary: 13MP, ultra-wide angle, f/2.2
  • Tertiary: 13MP, depth sensor, f/2.46

8K video recording

  • Primary: 50MP, f/1.85
  • Secondary: 13MP, ultra-wide angle, f/2.2
  • Tertiary: 8MP, periscope, f/3.4, 5x optical zoom, 60x digital zoom

8K video recording

Front Camera16MP, f/2.4516MP, f/2.45
Other Features
  • 5G: n1, n3, n41, n77, n78, n79, n28
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • 5G: n1, n3, n41, n77, n78, n79, n28
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.1
Android VersioniQOO UI 1.5 based on Android 10iQOO UI 1.5 based on Android 10h

As expected, the biggest star of the show is the Pro variant, but the iQOO 5 also packs in its own punch. The display on both the devices is a 120Hz 6.56″ FHD+ AMOLED with support for HDR10+, though the Pro gets a more prominent curve on the side edges. Both the phones come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, alongside healthy amounts of LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage.

The phones diverge when it comes to battery, charging, and cameras. The iQOO 5 has a bigger 4500mAh battery but “slower” 55W fast charging support, while the iQOO 5 Pro has a smaller 4000mAh battery with the insane 120W FlashCharge fast charging. This insane 120W fast charging solution goes from 0%-50% in 5 minutes, while a full charge takes about 15 minutes. The included FlashCharge fast charger is compatible with up to 65W USB PD and has a 1.5m cable, so you can actually use it for laptops too.

For the cameras, the front camera on both the devices is a 16MP camera residing within the hole-punch in the display. For the rear, both the phones come with the 50MP Samsung ISOCELL GN1 custom sensor that we also see on the Vivo X50 Pro+, but note that just like that smartphone, these too do not have a gimbal setup for stabilization. Instead, both have EIS, while the iQOO 5 Pro has OIS too. The 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera is common to both phones. The third camera is different: the iQOO 5 gets a 13MP depth sensor, while the iQOO 5 Pro gets an 8MP periscope camera that is capable of 5x optical zoom and 60x digital zoom. Both the phones can shoot in 8K.

Pricing and Availability

The devices will be available for the following prices in China:

  • iQOO 5:
    • 8GB + 128GB: CNY 3998 (~$576/₹43,000)
    • 12GB + 128GB: CNY 4298 (~$619/₹46,250)
    • 12GB + 256GB: CNY 4598 (~$662/₹49,500)
  • iQOO 5 Pro:
    • 8GB + 256GB: CNY 4998 (~$720/₹53,750)
    • 12GB + 256GB: CNY 5498 (~$792/₹59,250)

The Pro also gets a special BMW Edition on the top variant, with a leather finish on the back and a color palette that stands out.

It is currently unknown if the devices will make their way out of China.


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