Introducing the revolutionary iQOO Neo 7 with dimensity 8200 chipset
Delhi : The iQOO Neo 7 family currently includes three members, and now there will be four. Actually, the new model is almost exactly the same as the iQOO Neo7 SE, which was revealed in early December of the previous year.
The Dimensity 8200, a sizable 6.78" 120Hz display, and a quick-charging 5,000mAh battery are all included in the iQOO Neo 7. Even though it is more of a gaming phone than a camera phone, its retro appearance is inspired by Polaroid cameras and the 8-bit gaming era. To that purpose, a high refresh rate GPU and compatibility for high frame rate displays are provided by the Dimensity 8200, a 4nm chipset. The CPU features four Cortex-A78 cores, one of which runs at up to 3.1GHz, the other three peak at 3.0GHz, plus four A55 cores at 2.0GHz.
The Neo7 smartphones include 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and the FuntouchOS 13 operating system (based on Android 13) has the ability to add 8 virtual gigabytes via the Extended RAM 3.0 function. As usual, cooling is essential for continued performance, therefore iQOO gave the phone a sizable vapour chamber in addition to numerous layers of graphite sheets. Interesting fact: The Neo7 is India's first Dimensity 8200 phone, much as the iQOO 11 was the country's first Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 phone.
Moving on to the display, it has a 6.78" AMOLED panel with 1,080 x 2,400 pixels (up from 6.62" on the Neo6) (20:9). It has a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz (with 60 and 90Hz options for content, plus 30Hz for the Always On Display). Users can manually set a maximum brightness of 500 nits; the high brightness mode increases that to 1,000 nits. The screen has HDR10+ certification.
When it comes to gaming, the display typically runs at 300 Hz for touch sampling, but there is also a 1,200 Hz instant mode. Additionally, there are motion controls in Ultra Game Mode that make use of the accelerometer and gyroscope. Six distinct motions—left hand lifting, right hand lifting, left leaning, right leaning, horizontal forward pressing, and horizontal backward pressing—can each have a custom action attached to it. The 120W FlashCharge system has been upgraded by the Neo7. Accordingly, a 1-50% charge takes 10 minutes to complete, and a full 1-100% charge takes 25 minutes. Comparatively, the 80W Neo6 system required 12 and 32 minutes, respectively.
Additionally, the new model's battery has a 5,000mAh capacity, while the phone from last year has a 300mAh smaller battery. There are two charging options to be aware of: Fast, which maintains cooler temperatures, and Super Fast, which operates at maximum speed. Before the battery's capacity reduces to 80%, it is designed to sustain 1,000 charge/discharge cycles.
Before we end, I should address the camera. The Neo7 has a 64MP 1/1.97" ISOCELL GW3 sensor built on ISOCELL 2.0 technology (the Neo6 used a 64MP GW1P sensor). For this generation, iQOO did away with the ultra wide camera, leaving only the primary module and two companion modules—a depth and a macro. This is more of a game phone than a photography phone, as we previously stated.
Before we discuss the price, there is one more item to mention. According to iQOO, the Neo7 will be updated to Android 15 and will receive security updates on a quarterly basis for three years.
The Neo7's base 8GB/128GB edition costs INR29,999 ($360), while the 12GB/256GB version costs INR33,999 ($410). Certain bank cards are eligible for an immediate rebate of INR 1,500.