25 March 2021
The gaming smartphone brand iQOO has unveiled two smartphones named iQOO 7 and iQOO 7 Legend in India. The names might look familiar but they are quite different from what you might be expecting. The vanilla iQOO 7 is actually the rebranded iQOO Neo5 that debuted in China last month. As for the iQOO 7 Legend, it is the Android flagship that went official as simply iQOO 7 in China earlier this year.
The iQOO 7 Legend has been announced in India as a part of a partnership with BMW M Motorsport. It sports a 6.62-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display with a centered punch-hole. This gives it a 20:9 aspect ratio and a 91.4% screen-to-body ratio. It supports a 120Hz refresh rate but supports dynamic adjustment that varies depending on the content. It can choose from 30Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz, and the highest 120Hz refresh rate.
Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor coupled with 8GB and 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. It is available with 128GB and 256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage respectively. The phone has a triple rear camera setup including a 48-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.79 aperture and OIS, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and a 13-megapixel telephoto sensor. There is a 16-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture on the device housed inside the punch-hole.
The whole package is powered by a 4,000mAh battery available in the form of two 2,000mAh batteries. This split allows iQOO to deliver an insanely fast 120W charging speed. It is so fast that the phone is said to get fully charged from 0% within just 15 minutes. Other noteworthy features include a USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.2, WiFi 6, and NFC support.
iQOO 7 Legend pricing:
- 8GB/128GB for INR 39,990
- 12GB/256GB for INR 43,990
The iQOO 7 sports a 6.62-inch Full HD+ OLED display with a centered punch-hole. The panel offers up to 120Hz refresh rate, support for HDR10+, and a peak brightness of 1300 nits. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor which is a flagship-level processor. There are multiple configuration variants featuring up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB onboard storage. Both models feature UFS 3.1 storage which should deliver high-speed data read and write speeds.
The quad-camera setup includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture along with a 13-megapixel ultra-wide sensor. The other two cameras are 2-megapixel sensors for depth and macro shot purposes. As for the front camera, it is a 16-megapixel sensor housed within the punch-hole for taking selfies and attending video calls.
The smartphone has a 4,400mAh battery to keep the lights on. It is supported by 66W fast charging and the good thing is iQOO is bundling a compatible fast charger with the box. In terms of software, it will be running OriginOS based on Android 11 out of the box. There is also an in-display fingerprint scanner available on the smartphone.
iQOO 7 Pricing:
- 8GB/128GB for INR 31,990
- 8GB/256GB for INR 33,990
- 12GB/256GB for INR 35,990