Amongst the hustle and bustle going of MWC 2019 and the torrent of new smartphone launches, Vivo’s new sub-brand iQOO shared its first official teaser. This teaser gives us a glimpse at its upcoming smartphone. Previously, the company had revealed that the handset will be made official on March 1. Furthermore, the company’s head, Feng Yufei, held a small press conference answering a few questions related to the new brand a couple of days back. He told journalists and press members how Vivo has positioned the brand, and whether iQOO is a gaming phone brand as well as whether the subsidiary is considering a foldable phone.
First things first, the teaser gives us a first clear look at the company’s first yet unnamed smartphone. From the looks of it, the handset is made out of premium materials and has a metal frame with antenna lines. It also has a triple camera setup at the back. The front isn’t quite visible yet but it is likely to have a teardrop notch design as the slim profile of the handset won’t fit a pop-up camera. There are at least two variants – Blue and Red – both with a streak of the respective colors running in the middle of the rear. This is a cool new effect and finish not yet seen on previous smartphones.
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As regards the official press meeting, the iQOO boss said that the company is aimed at capturing millennials who always want to stay connected. Also, the first handset is not a gaming smartphone as some thought it would be. Moreover, the official also said a foldable phone could be released in the future, but it isn’t in the plans right now.
Recapping the official specs, iQOO’s first handset is a high-end flagship with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, 12GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, 44W Flash Charge, Super HDR, and a 4,000mAh battery. The launch of the handset takes place on March 1.