After launching the iQOO 3 in India early last year, Vivo’s gaming-centric sub-brand took an extended hiatus from the market. More than a year later, the company is now back with the flagship iQOO 7 series in the country. The standard iQOO 7 comes with the Snapdragon 870 chipset, while the iQOO 7 Legend is the flagship Snapdragon 888 smartphone from the lineup.
iQOO 7 Legend: Specifications
iQOO first launched the iQOO 7 series in China in January earlier this year. The iQOO 7 BMW M Motorsport Edition has been rebranded as iQOO 7 Legend for the Indian market. So aside from a sleek racetrack design at the rear, what do you have in store?
On the front, the iQOO 7 Legend features a 6.62-inch Full-HD + AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 300 Hz touch sample rate. The panel features a 2400 x 1080p resolution, a 105% NTSC color gamut, HDR10 + and up to 1,300 nits of maximum brightness. You’ll also find an in-display fingerprint scanner and a centered 16MP punch-hole selfie camera.
Under the hood, the iQOO 7 Legend works with the flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC with 5G support. You’ll also find up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage on board. The device runs Android 11-based FunTouchOS out of the box. In addition, there is a 4000 mAh battery with 120 W FlashCharge technological support. iQOO claims that it will be able to fully charge the device in about 15 minutes.
Turning our attention to the rear, the triple camera setup here includes a 48MP Sony IMX589 main camera, a 13MP ultra-wide lens, and a 13MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom. The telephoto camera also supports up to 20x digital zoom.
Finally, there is support for 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, and NFC on the connectivity front. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack, wireless charging, or IP rating on the iQOO 7 Legend.
iQOO 7: Specifications
The standard iQOO 7 is not the same as the Legend variant. Instead, the iQOO 7 is a renowned variant of the iQOO 5 Neo, which launched in China in March. There are some similarities between the Standard and Legend variant.
This smartphone also features a 6.62-inch Full-HD + AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 300Hz touch sample rate. It also has a 16MP punch hole selfie camera on the front.
As for the similarities, the iQOO 7 also has a 48MP Sony IMX598 primary sensor and a 13MP ultra-wide lens with a 120-degree field of view. The telephoto lens of the iQOO 7 Legend is swapped with a 2MP depth sensor in the standard variant here.
Speaking of the differences, the most obvious are under the hood. The iQOO 7 works with Snapdragon 870 5G chipset, along with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of onboard UFS 3.1 storage. There is also a larger 4400mAh battery with 66W fast charging on board.
The device runs Android 11 based FunTouchOS in India. It supports 5G connectivity, Bluetooth 5.1, a USB Type-C port, stereo speakers, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and more. iQOO 7 will be available to purchase in two color variants: Solid Ice Blue and Storm Black.
Price and availability
iQOO 7 is price starting from Rs. 31,990 for the basic 8GB + 128GB variant. The high-end 8GB + 256GB and 12GB + 256GB variants are priced at Rs. 33,990 and Rs. 35,990 in India respectively.
iQOO 7 Legend, on the other hand, is priced starting at Rs. 39,990 for the basic 8GB + 128GB variant, while the high-end 12GB + 256GB variant costs Rs. 43,990 in India.
Both devices will be ready to book from May 1, exclusively on Amazon India. You can avail a flat Rs. 2,000 discount on ICICI Bank and EMI credit card transactions. The company will offer additional Rs. 2,000 off the iQOO 7 series via Amazon coupons, bringing the effective starting price down to Rs. 27,990 and Rs. 34,990 respectively in India.
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