iQOO’s new mid-range phone offers Snapdragon 778G, UFS 3.1 flash storage, and a 5,000mAh battery

iQOO’s new mid-range phone offers Snapdragon 778G, UFS 3.1 flash storage, and a 5,000mAh battery

Vivo’s sub-brand iQOO has expanded its smartphone portfolio in India with the launch of the iQOO Z5 5G. The new model succeeds the iQOO Z3 5G that came out in June and packs powerful hardware, including a 120Hz high refresh rate display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC, up to 12GB RAM, 44W fast charging, and more.

iQOO Z5 5G: Specifications

SpecificationiQOO Z5 5G
Dimensions and Weight
  • 164.7 x 76.7 x 8.5 mm
  • 193g
Display
  • 6.67-inch LCD FHD+
  • 2400 x 1080
  • Hole-punch display
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 240Hz touch sampling rate
  • DCI-P3 wide color coverage
  • HDR10 support
SoC
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
    • 4x ARM Cortex-A78 @ 2.4GH
    • 4x ARM Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz
  • Adreno 642L
  • TSMC’s 6nm process
RAM and Storage
  • 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 flash storage
Battery & Charging
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • 44W fast charger (inside the box)
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 64MP Quad Pixel f/1.8
  • Secondary: 8MP f/2.2, 120˚, ultra-wide
  • Tertiary: 2MP macro
Front Camera
  • 16MP f/2.5
Ports
  • USB Type-C port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
Connectivity
  • 5G NR
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • Type-C port
  • WiFi 802.11.b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz)
Other features
  • Side-mounted fingerprint reader
  • 28837mm² vapor chamber
  • 4D Game Vibration with Linear Motor
  • Dual speakers
Software
  • Funtouch OS 12 with Android 11

The iQOO Z5 5G packs a large 6.67-inch LCD with a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. The star of the show is, of course, the Snapdragon 778G chipset, offering up to 40% faster CPU and GPU performance than its predecessor, the Snapdragon 768G. The chipset is paired with 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 flash storage.

 

On the camera side, we have a triple camera setup consisting of a 64MP primary shooter, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP macro lens. Over on the front, there’s a 16MP f/2.5 selfie shooter.

An infographic showing various features and specifications of the iQOO Z5 5G

The iQOO Z5 5G packs a 5,000mAh battery with support for 44W fast charging. With a large 28837mm² vapor chamber, 240Hz touch sampling rate, and 4D Game Vibration with Linear Motor, the phone also promises to deliver a superior gaming experience. Elsewhere, the iQOO Z5 5G comes with dual stereo speakers, a side-mounted fingerprint reader, Bluetooth 5.2, a 3.5mm audio jack, and dual-band Wi-Fi. On the software front, it runs Vivo’s Funtouch OS 12 based on Android 11.

Pricing & Availability

Available in two colors — Mystic Space and Arctic Dawn — the iQOO Z5 5G starts at ₹23,990 for the base 8GB/128GB model and goes up to ₹26,990 for the 12GB/256GB model. It will go on sale on Amazon India starting October 3. Exclusive launch offers include ₹1,500 off on HDFC credit and debit cards, an additional ₹1,500 Amazon discount coupon, and a one-time free screen replacement (valid for 6 months) for Amazon Prime members.

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