Although the official warm-up beforehand has basically exposed the selling points of the iQOO 8 series, but at today’s press conference, the factory actually retained some surprises. First of all, in the appearance part, this generation of iQOO has fine-tuned the design language of the previous generation. The rear camera area of the new phone still adopts the concept of “cloud step” that has become the hallmark of Vivo in the past two years, but the width of the lower “step” is narrower than that of iQOO 7, and the look and feel will become a little more harmonious.
In terms of color matching, the familiar black aramid version and the BMW M Motorsport legendary design (white background with red, black and blue stripes) have returned again. On the Pro model, the back cover of the former is made of plain leather, while the latter is made of AG glass. On iQOO 8, both colors are presented with AG glass. The factory also prepared a special version. Its glass back cover is usually pure white, but it will turn orange after a period of light. As for the weight and thickness of the body, iQOO 8 is as light as 200g and as thin as 8.63mm, while iQOO 8 Pro is as light as 202.5g and as thin as 9.19mm.
Turning to the front of the phone, iQOO 8 is equipped with a 6.56-inch BOE flat AMOLED panel with FHD+ resolution, 10-bit color depth and DCI-P3 color gamut, and a refresh rate of 120Hz. It has a photoelectric fingerprint reader hidden under the screen, as well as dual pressure sensing and dual X-axis linear motors, which is obviously for the good of pitchers and gamers. The Pro model is the first Samsung E5 AMOLED panel, which is 6.78 inches in size and has a resolution of 2K+. The refresh rate is the same as that of iQOO 8 at 120Hz. The touch sampling rate is 300Hz, and it also supports 10-bit color depth. And P3 color gamut. In addition, it has also switched to Qualcomm’s ultrasonic under-screen fingerprint solution, which has a larger recognition area, unlocking with wet hands, and simultaneous recognition with two fingers.
Although both devices have dual speakers, the Pro model requires an extra CS43131 Hi-Fi chip. The built-in 4,500mAh battery in the Pro is a bit bigger than the 4,350mAh iQOO 8. Both support 120W wired fast charging. On this basis, Pro also adds 50W wireless charging and 10W wireless reverse charging, which is the first time that Vivo models incorporate wireless charging features. As for shooting, Vivo’s main brand of micro-head technology has finally been opened to iQOO. The rear triple camera of iQOO 8 uses a 48MP micro-head camera (IMX598 sensor), 13MP ultra wide-angle and 13MP portrait camera combination, and iQOO 8 Pro will be upgraded to a 50MP micro-head camera (custom IMX766V), 48MP ultra Wide-angle (IMX598) and 16MP optical image stabilization portrait (2.5x optical zoom), both selfie cameras are 16MP.
iQOO 8 is equipped with a Snapdragon 888 processor, a new Pixelworks independent visual enhancement chip, 8GB RAM plus 128GB storage and 12+256 two-speed configuration, the first sale prices are 3,799 and 4,099 yuan respectively. The Pro models will all use Qualcomm’s S888+ processor, available in 8+256, 12+256 and 12+512 models, and the prices are 4,999, 5,499 and 5,999 yuan. Pre-sale of the new machine will start today, and the 50W vertical wireless charger for iQOO 8 Pro will also be launched at a starting price of 279 yuan.