iQoo has announced the launch date of its upcoming Neo 8 series smartphones in China. The launch is set for May 23, 2023, and will include two models, the vanilla iQoo Neo 8 and the iQoo Neo 8 Pro. This marks the first time the Neo series is getting a Pro moniker. The company has also released a short video on Weibo that confirms some of the key specifications of the Neo 8 series.
In this article, let’s explore more about the upcoming handset’s design, key specifications and other details.
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iQOO Neo 8 Series: Design
As per the video shared on Weibo, the design of the iQoo Neo 8, has a vegan leather back panel in red and a blacked-out camera module with carbon fibre-like patterns. The phone features a triple-camera setup on the back. The phone has two camera sensors, each in a circular cutout. There is another tiny cutout next to the LED flash, which houses the third camera sensor. The primary camera sensor is confirmed to offer support for optical image stabilisation (OIS).
Both phones are most likely to have a 6.78-inch flat AMOLED display with a 1.5K resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The screen will feature a hole-punch cutout at the top centre for the front camera. The iQoo Neo 8 5G is set to launch with a 12GB + 256GB RAM variant. While the iQoo Neo 8 Pro is likely to launch with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.
The iQoo Neo 8 series is rumoured to feature a 50-megapixel Sony IMX866V main camera sensor. With details about the other two camera sensors are still under wraps. Both phones are likely to feature a 16-megapixel front camera sensor for selfies. Although the company did not confirm the camera specifications, it confirmed that the Neo 8 Pro will feature a MediaTek Dimensity 9200+ SoC and a Vivo V1+ image signal processor. In contrast, iQoo might launch the Neo 8 5G with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. The phones are expected to debut in China with Android 13-based Origin OS 3 out-of-the-box.
The Neo 8 series is highly anticipated, and fans are eager to see what iQoo has in store for them. With the launch only a few weeks away, the wait is almost over.
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