iQoo Neo 7 5G will offer 12GB RAM and 256GB storage variant in India; AnTuTu scores revealed
iQoo Neo 7 5G was first launched in China in October 2022 and Vivo sub-brand recently officially announced that the smartphone will also be coming to India. The launch date for the Indian model is set for February 16 and the device will be exclusively sold on Amazon India. The smartphone will replace the iQoo Neo 6 5G which was launched in India in May last year. However, the India-bound iQoo Neo 7 5G appears to be a renamed iQoo Neo 7 SE, which was launched in China in December 2022.
The phone’s launch page that recently went live on Amazon India has gradually started revealing the main specs of the upcoming smartphone, starting with the processor, which is now called MediaTek Dimensity 8200 SoC. Now there are more details about the RAM and storage options in the iQoo Neo 7 5G.
This page also revealed that the Indian variant of the iQoo Neo 7 5G will be available in a 12GB RAM variant paired with 256GB storage. The phone, according to the launch page, is supposed to have LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. iQoo will also enable up to 8GB of virtual RAM (from internal storage), so buyers can expect the device to perform like a 20GB RAM device. According to the brand’s tests, this allows it to keep up to 36 background applications in memory.
iQoo also teases the phone’s claimed AnTuTu score. The Vivo sub-brand claims that the high-end variant of the iQoo Neo 7 5G in the aforementioned configuration is capable of 8,93,690 points, which is a noticeable increase over what the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC is capable of in the currently available iQoo Neo 6 5G. From the variants available with the outgoing iQoo Neo 6 5G model in India, there should also be a second variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage offered at launch.
So far, the iQoo Neo 7 5G has been launched in three models in China. The first to be announced was the iQoo Neo 7 with a MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ SoC. Months later in December, the Vivo sub-brand also announced another model called iQoo 7 SE, which appears to be the one heading to India as the iQoo Neo 7 5G.
A third model of the iQoo Neo 7 called iQoo Neo 7 Racing Edition has also been announced. This smartphone offers almost identical functionality to the standard iQoo Neo 7 available in China, but replaces the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC.
The iQoo Neo 7 SE available in China, features a MediaTek Dimensity 8200 SoC and is available with up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage with price tags starting at CNY 2,099 (around Rs 24,800). ). It offers a 64-megapixel main camera (with OIS), a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth camera. Selfies are handled by a 16-megapixel front camera. The phone features a 6.78-inch 120Hz refresh rate AMOLED panel with Full HD+ resolution and a 5,000mAh battery with 120W wired charging support.