A new gaming phone from vivo’s iQOO branch will arrive on March 16, and today we got to see a couple of live photos of the device. We’re talking about the vivo iQOO Neo5 that apparently will have three cameras on the back and one on the front behind a punch hole.
All three cameras appear to be standard, with no periscope shooter in sight. However, this is expected, since the Neo lineup is an affordable flagship within the iQOO universe and a sophisticated telephoto camera is not how you keep the price low.
The front of the phone will be a flat OLED panel, as evident by the protruding power key. It will have a 120 Hz refresh rate and some games will be able to run it. In this exact photo, we see the Peacekeeper Elite/Game for Peace (the Chinese version of PUBG) running at the highest refresh rate, but other games like Honor of Kings (aka King of Glory) will be limited to 90 Hz.
The vivo iQOO Neo5 is going to run on Snapdragon 870 chipset with Origin OS out of the box, but we’re pretty confident the UI will have plenty of hardware boosters, because, after all, this is a gaming smartphone that sometimes needs to utilize all the resources available.
Expectations are the phone will cost CNY2,999, but we’ll know for sure at the official event in two weeks’ time.