As expected, iQOO’s flagship phones iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Pro have been launched in China. These are successors to the iQOO 7 series from earlier this year. iQOO’s new flagships have a punch-hole camera, a rectangular rear camera module, and BMW M Motorsport editions. iQOO 8 Pro is equipped with a 2K E5 Samsung AMOLED display, Snapdragon 888 Plus SoC, and a 4,500mAh battery that supports 120W fast wired charging, and 50W wireless charging. The iQOO 8 has a 6.56-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Snapdragon 888 chipset, and a 48MP Sony sensor.
iQOO 8 Features
The iQOO 8 has a 6.56-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 1,080 x 2,376 pixels resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 92.76 screen-to-body ratio, 398 PPI, and 19:8:9 aspect ratio. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 SoC is paired with Adreno 660 GPU, as well as up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The phone runs on Android 11 with OriginOS 1.0 for iQOO on top. The phone features 5G, 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth v5.2, and a USB Type-C port.
iQOO 8 comes with a triple camera setup on the back, including a 48MP Sony IMX598 sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 13MP portrait lens. A 16MP selfie snapper with an f/2.45 aperture is included, as is an in-display fingerprint sensor and face unlock. The device has a 4,350mAh battery with 120W fast charging. The device measures 159.06×75.14×8.63mm and weighs 199.9 grams.
iQOO 8 Pro Features
iQOO 8 Pro sports a larger 6.78-inch 2K Samsung E5 AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, 92.2 percent screen-to-body ratio, 517 PPI, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 1.07 billion colors, and DCI-P3 color gamut. The phone is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus SoC, a 12-GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It runs on Android 11 with OriginOS 1.0 skin on top and packs a 4,500mAh battery with 120W fast charging, 50W fast wireless charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging.
iQOO 8 Pro has a 48MP ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, a 48MP Sony IMX766V primary sensor with f/1.75 aperture, and a 16MP portrait lens with f/2.23 aperture. On the front, there is a 16MP camera with an f/2.4 aperture for selfies and video chats. With the Pro model, you get an ultrasonic 3D wide-area in-display fingerprint sensor. The device measures 165.01×75.2×9.19mm and weighs 202.5 grams. The phone features 5G, 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth v5.2, and a USB Type-C port.
You can find the features table for both the phones below
|Model||iQOO 8||iQOO 8 Pro|
|Display||6.56″ FHD+ 120Hz Amoled Display||6.78″ WQHD+ 120Hz LTPO E5 Amoled Display|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+|
|Software||Android 11 with OriginOS 1.0 for iQOO on top||Android 11 with OriginOS 1.0 skin on top|
|Battery||4350mAh Battery |
120W wired charging
50W wireless charging
|Camera||48 MP Song IMX598 +13 MP ultrawide +13MP |
16MP front camera
|50 MP Sony IMX766 + 48 MP Sony IMX598 ultrawide + 16 MP 2.5X Telephoto|
16MP front camera
|Storage||LPDDR5 RAM – UFS 3.1 storage||LPDDR5 RAM – UFS 3.1 storage|
|Connectivity||5G, 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth v5.2, and a USB Type-C port||5G, 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth v5.2, and a USB Type-C port|
|Misc.||8.6 mm thick – 199g|
Dual Stereo Speakers
|Ultrasonic Finger Print Sensor|
Independent Display Chip
300Hz touch sampling rate
1000Hz instant touch rate
14 Display Mate A+ Records
4GB Virtual RAM
CS43131 Hi-Fi chip
Dual Stereo Speakers
X axis linear Vibration motor
202g – 9.19 mm thick
iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Pro prices
The iQOO 8 costs RMB 3,799 (approximately Rs 43,600) for the 8GB/128GB model and RMB 4,199 (approximately Rs 48,200) for the 12GB/256GB model. There is a Legendary Edition with BMW M Motorosport color and a Black color option.
Similarly, the iQOO 8 Pro price is RMB 4,999 (around Rs 57,300) for the 8GB+256GB storage model, RMB 5,499 (approx Rs 63,100) for the 12GB+256GB storage variant, and RMB 5,999 (around Rs 68,800) for the top-end 12GB+512GB storage version. BMW M Motorosport Edition and Track striped Black color options are available.
Both phones are currently up for pre-orders in China. The standard iQOO 8 will go on sale starting from August 24th while iQOO 8 Pro will be on sale from August 26th.