Announcement. Vivo iQOO Neo 7 Racing Edition - inexpensive ultra-fast smartphone

Photo Announcement. Vivo iQOO Neo 7 Racing Edition - inexpensive ultra-fast smartphone

Vivo has announced a smartphone in its native China called iQOO Neo7 竞速版, which roughly translates to Vivo iQOO Neo 7 Racing Edition in English.

The newcomer is very similar to the original Vivo iQOO Neo 7 announced in October. Almost everything is identical, including dimensions and a set of available colors. There are only two differences visible to the naked eye - they replaced the sensor of the main camera and installed a different chipset.

There was a MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ chipset, now there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. That the one that the other is obscenely powerful - for a million points in AnTuTu. In fact, replacing the awl with soap.

Like the ancestor, in addition to the main chipset, something auxiliary called "Pro +" was screwed to the smartphone - a separate graphics chip. They say that thanks to this chip, games will have higher fps and lower power consumption.

Memory. She got bigger. Minimum - 8+256 GB, maximum - 16+512 GB (versus 8+128 GB and 12+512 GB for the original iQOO Neo 7). No memory card support.

AMOLED screen. Large - 6.78 "(111 cm²). Standard resolution - 1080x2400 (388 ppi). Refresh rate - up to 120 Hz. Plus, they promise top brightness, P3 and other goodies.

Batarail standard, 5000 mAh. But the charging speed is close to the record - 120 V. (From zero to 50%, the smartphone should be charged in 8 minutes with the screen off).

Cameras. Here the level is still not flagship. 16 MP front, 50+8+2 MP rear. However, the main camera has optical image stabilization. The camera sensor, as I said, was changed. It was Sony IMX766V (1/1.56", 1µm), became Samsung ISOCELL GN5 (1/1.57", 1µm) - the one that is used, in particular, in < a>Samsung Galaxy S22. So there is every reason to expect very decent photos.

Other. It is expected that there is an NFC module, sixthat Wi-Fi, Type-C. The fingerprint scanner is built into the screen.

Minor troubles include the lack of LTE Band 20.

And about money.

Vivo iQOO Neo 7 Racing Edition will cost ¥2799 (₽28400, $394), ¥2999 (₽30400, $422), ¥3299 (₽33400, $464) and ¥3599 (₽36500 , $507) for the 8+256, 12+256, 16+256, and 16+512GB flavors, respectively. This is 200-300 RMB less than the original Neo 7 with the same amount of memory.

Vivo iQOO Neo 7 Racing Edition Key Features:

ScreenAMOLED, 6.78", 111 cm², 1080x2400, 388 ppi, 120 Hz, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, E5, HDR10+ HardwareQualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
3.2GHz, 1 x Cortex-X2, 3 x Cortex-A710, 4 x Cortex-A510, Adreno 730 Memory RAM 8-16 GB, ROM 256-512 GB, no memory card, LPDDR5, UFS3.1 Mobile Internet5G
EDGE Mobile networks5G Bands 1,3,5,8,28,40,41,77,78
LTE Bands 1-5,7,8,18,19,26,28,34,38-41
UMTS Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700), 5(850), 6(800), 8(900), 19(800)
GSM Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900)
CDMA 800 Rechargeable Li-Pol, 5000 mAh, 19.45 Wh, fast charging 120.00 W Dimensions164.81 x 76.9 x 8.5 mm Weight197 g Rear camera: triple, flash, autofocus
- 50 MP, f/1.88, 1/1.57", Samsung ISOCELL GN5, OIS
- 8 MP, wide-angle, f/2.2
- 2 MP, macro, f/2.4
front camera: 16 MP, f/2.45, no flash, no autofocust NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo OSAndroid 13, OriginOS 3.0 SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Barometer, Illumination, Fingerprint scanner (screen), NFC USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG

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