Vivo announces the flagship iQOO Z1 smartphone with the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus

Vivo announces the flagship iQOO Z1 smartphone with the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus

Earlier this month, MediaTek announced its new Dimensity 1000 Plus flagship chipset, featuring support for 144Hz displays. At the time, Vivo’s sub-brand iQOO had revealed that it was already working on a new phone based on MediaTek’s latest chipset but we had no further information about the upcoming device. Just a few weeks since MediaTek’s announcement, iQOO has now officially unveiled the new iQOO Z1 — its latest flagship smartphone featuring the Dimensity 1000 Plus chip.

Vivo iQOO Z1 Specifications

SpecificationiQOO Z1 5G
Dimensions and Weight
  • 163.97 x 75.53 x 8.93 mm
  • 194.78g
Display
  • 6.57″ FHD+ (2400 x 1080) IPS
  • 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Punch-hole display
  • HDR10;
  • 144Hz Refresh Rate
SoC
  • MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
    • 4xARM Cortex A-77 @2.6GHz
    • 4xARM Cortex-A55 @2.0GHz
  • Mali-G77 GPU
RAM and Storage
  • 6GB LPDDR4X + 128GB UFS 2.1
  • 8GB + 128GB
  • 8GB + 256GB
Battery & Charging
  • 4,500 mAh battery
  • 44W Super FlashCharge fast charging
Rear CameraPhoto:

  • Primary: 48MP, f/1.79
  • Secondary: 8MP, f/2.2, wide-angle
  • Tertiary: 2MP, f/2.4, macro camera
Front Camera
  • 16MP, f/2.0
Other Features
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wi-Fi-6
  • Dual-frequency GPS
  • Side-mounted Fingerprint Scanner
Android VersioniQOO UI 1.0 based on Android 10
Network
  • 5G: n1/n3/n41/n77/n78/n79
  • 4G+: B1/B3/B39/B40/B41/B38
  • 4G FDD LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B8/B18/B19/B25/B26
  • 4G TDD LTE: B34/B39/B40/B41/B38

The new iQOO Z1 is a 5G-enabled device based on the Dimensity 1000 Plus platform, which features support for dual-mode SA/NSA 5G, WiFi 6, and a 144Hz high refresh rate FHD+ display.

The device features a design similar to that of the iQOO Neo3 5G, which was launched late last month, with curved edges on the back and a rectangular camera module. The Dimensity 1000 Plus chip is accompanied by up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage.

iQOO Z1

In the camera department, the iQOO Z1 features a triple camera setup on the back with a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP macro camera. Over on the front, the device has a single 16MP selfie shooter in the top right corner of the display.

Powering the device is a 4,500mAh battery with support for 44W fast wired charging that is capable of charging the device up to 50% in just about 20 minutes. In terms of software, the iQOO Z1 runs iQOO UI, which is a fork of Vivo’s Funtouch OS, based on Android 10.

Pricing and Availability

The iQOO Z1 5G will be available in three different variants priced as following:

  • 6GB+ 128GB — CNY 2198 (~$309)
  • 8GB + 128GB — CNY 2498 (~$351)
  • 8GB + 256GB — CNY 2798 (~$394)

The device is already up for pre-booking on Vivo’s official website and it will also be available for pre-booking on other eCommerce platforms starting from May 25th. The device will be available for purchase across all major online channels in the region starting from June 1st.

The iQOO Z1 will be available in two color variants — Space Blue and Galaxy Silver — along with a bright yellow special edition One Piece variant that features the One Piece skull and bones logo on the back.

iQOO Z1 accessories

Along with the iQOO Z1, the company has also released a few accessories for the device. These include 3D texturized covers, a Bluetooth controller with an analog joystick, and a pair of neckband-style wireless earbuds. The accessories will go on sale alongside the device and will be available at a discounted price when purchased with an iQOO Z1.

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Pranob Mehrotra
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A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.