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iQOO Neo 5S, iQOO Neo 5 SE with 5G, high refresh rate displays launched

21 December 2021 0

Vivo's sub-brand iQOO has launched two new smartphones iQOO Neo 5S and iQOO Neo 5 SE in China. Both of these are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800-series processors. These belong to the upper mid-range segment which is probably the most competitive segment in the smartphone market. They also run Vivo's newly introduced OriginOS Ocean custom Android skin.

iQOO Neo 5S

The iQOO Neo 5S sports a 6.56-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a centered punch-hole. It is a flat display panel and supports up to a 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, it features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor paired with 8GB and 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The onboard storage options are 128GB and 256GB (UFS 3.1) along with microSD card support.

The phone has a vertically aligned triple camera setup on the back panel. It includes a 48-megapixel Sony IMX598 as a primary sensor, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. The selfie camera is a 16-megapixel shooter housed within the punch-hole. The whole package is powered by a 4,500mAh battery with 66W fast charging support. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and will boot OriginOS Ocean based on Android 12 out of the box.

iQOO Neo 5S pricing:

  • 8GB/128GB for CNY 2,699 (about $424)
  • 8GB/256GB for CNY 2,899 (about $455)
  • 12GB/256GB for CNY 3,199 (about $502)
iQOO Neo 5 SE

With the iQOO Neo 5 SE, you will get a 6.3-inch Full HD+ LCD punch-hole display with a 144Hz refresh rate. The choice of processor here is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870. It is available in different configurations featuring up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB UFS 3.1 onboard storage. The triple rear camera setup includes a 50-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and a 2-megapixel sensor.

There is a 16-megapixel sensor on the front to help you users click selfies and attend video calls. The battery capacity is 4,500mAh but is supported by 55W fast charging. It will ship with OriginOS Ocean based on Android 12 and also has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

iQOO Neo 5 SE pricing:

  • 8GB/128GB for CNY 2,199 (about $345)
  • 8GB/256GB for CNY 2,399 (about $376)
  • 12GB/256GB for CNY 2,599 (about $408)



iQOO Neo 5S, iQOO Neo 5 SE with 5G, high refresh rate displays launched
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