Vivo has launched its new affordable gaming-focused smartphone, the iQOO Z3. Features include the Snapdragon 768G chipset, 120Hz refresh rate and liquid cooling system in the 5G connection supported device.
The new iQOO phone is actually an upgraded version of the Vivo Y72 5G, which was announced earlier this week. The design of the two devices is almost identical. However, the Y52 uses the MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G chipset. With a battery capacity of 5,000 mAh and support for 18W fast charging, the device prefers 128GB of internal storage. But in the Z3, the company prefers other hardware features instead.
Price-performance-oriented gaming phone: iQOO Z3 features
With a 6.58-inch screen, the iQOO Z3 comes with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Featuring an IPS LCD panel, this display has an FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2408 pixels and hdr10+ support. The device comes with a 20:9 aspect ratio and promises a pixel density of 401 ppi.
The iQOO device, which comes with a Snapdragon 768G processor developed by Qualcomm, has a capacity of 6 GB / 8 GB of dual-channel LPDDR4x RAM. The phone has 128 GB / 256 GB of UFS 2.2 storage options. However, for users who do not want to settle for this, up to 1TB of expandable microSD card input is included.
The device, which carries a 16 Megapixel (f / 2.0) selfie camera on its water drop notched screen, features a triple module at the back. IQOO Z3 with 64 Megapixel (f / 1.8) main camera is supported by an 8 Megapixel (f / 2.2) ultra wide angle lens and a 2 Megapixel (f / 2.4) macro camera. The device also features 30fps – 4K video recording.
The 5,000 mAh battery capacity in the Vivo Y72 5G has been reduced to 4,400 mAh in the Z3. But the support for 15W fast charging in the previous model increased to 55W here. Promising a seamless mobile gaming experience with low latency, the smartphone also attracts attention with its five-story liquid cooling technology.
- Screen: 6.58 inch / 1080 x 2408 pixels / IPS LCD / 120 Hz / HDR10
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G (7 nm)
- RAM: 6 GB / 8 GB LPDDR4x
- Storage: 128GB / 256GB UFS 2.2
- Rear camera: 64 Megapixel (f / 1.8) wide angle – 8 Megapixel (f / 2.2) ultra wide angle – 2 Megapixel (f / 2.4) macro camera
- Front camera: 16 Megapixels (f / 2.0)
- Battery: 4,400 mAh battery – 55W fast charging support
- Operating system: Android 11 – OriginOS
iQOO Z3 price
Currently only available in the Chinese market, the economical gaming phone iQOO Z3 is available in three variants. Announced in black, blue and silver, the device met its buyer at the following prices:
- 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage: 1,700 Chinese Yuan
- 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage: 1,800 Chinese Yuan
- 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage: 2,000 Chinese Yuan
The international availability of the phone has not been announced at this time. However, the company is expected to provide an explanation in the coming weeks.