iQOO has announced a new 5G series in the Indian market featuring new higher-end models — iQOO 7 and the iQOO 7 Legend. The latest iQOO 7 Series devices come as the next iteration from the iQOO 3, launched last year. These are the new flagship devices that share the same elements apart from the processor (however, both attain Snapdragon 800 series 5G SoCs) and different pricing. The iQOO 7 comes at Rs 31,990 for the base variant (8GB+128GB), Rs 33,990 (for 8GB+128GB), Rs 35,990 (for 12GB+256GB). The iQOO 7 Legend, on the other hand, costs Rs 39,990 (for 8GB+128GB), Rs 43,990 (for 12GB+256GB).
As pre-orders of these devices begin from May 1st, iQOO is providing some interesting pre-order offers: these include up to Rs 5,000 off alongside zero cost EMI schemes. The devices will be available for pre-order on the iQOO website and as well as Amazon India website. The discounts can be grabbed on the e-commerce site; this includes ‘Flat Rs 2,000 Amazon discount coupon. To avail it, consumers interested in buying these iQOO 7 series devices; would have to open up the iQOO 7 product page on Amazon India — select and apply flat Rs 2,000 coupon discount before adding to the cart — and, that’s about it — you can find instant discount applied and you further proceed to check out to buy the device.
iQOO 7 series — Snapdragon 800 series
The iQOO 7 Legend, which happens to be the higher-end model in the lot, is equipped with Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC. The chipset here utilizes a powerful Kryo 680 CPU with clock speeds of up to 2.8GHz. It accompanies an Adreno 660 GPU for graphics. The SoC also has the latest Snapdragon X60 5G modem, making the device 5G capable.
Meanwhile, the standard iQOO 7 has a Snapdragon 870, which sits between last year’s (SD 865) and the latest flagship (SD 888) SoCs. This is yet another 5G chipset from Qualcomm with Kryo 585 CPU and promised clock speeds of up to 3.2GHz. It uses Adreno 650 GPU for graphics. The chipset further incorporates Snapdragon X55 5G modem.
Besides, the iQOO 7 series features Liquid Cooling Systems (Graphite-layer for iQOO 7, Vapor chamber for the Legend) to control heat dissipation effectively, which undergoes the process of evaporation and condensation of thermal fluids in the vapor chamber, according to iQOO.
iQOO 7 series — Design and Display
Both devices come with an AG matte finish on the back, which should save them from fingerprints and scratches. The iQOO 7 has a conventional gradient design featuring int Strom Black and Solid Ice Blue color variants. The Legend has a striped color pattern on the back — thanks to its collaboration with BMW, which indeed makes the device stand out amongst the competition.
On the front, both share identical displays measuring 6.62-inches and come in Full HD+ resolution. These are AMOLED panels with refresh rates of up to 120Hz. The displays support peak brightness of up to 1300 nits. Further, they feature HDR10+ certification as well.
iQOO 7 series — Tech Specs
As for storage, as aforementioned, these devices feature multiple storage formats. The built-in storage available on these devices is of UFS 3.1 faster storage variants. Also, the RAM is LPDDR5, and iQOO also provides Extended RAM functionally, which allows the devices to have an additional 3GB of RAM (virtual) allocated to have a smoother running of apps.
The iQOO 7 series features a 48MP primary camera coupled with a 13MP super wide-angle camera macro camera for optics. The Legend additionally has a 13MP 50mm Pro Portrait lens, while the iQOO 7 settles with a 2MP mono camera. There is OIS support for the primary camera, and additional features include Extreme Night Vision, Pro-sport mode, to name a few. The punch hole displays on the front carry the same 16MP selfie shooter on both devices.
The iQOO 7 attains a 4400mAh battery capacity; the iQOO 7 Legend equips a 4000mAh battery. Nonetheless, both these devices support the company’s 66W FlashCharge technology for reduced charging times.
The other highlights of the iQOO 7 include dual-band Wi-Fi and support for Bluetooth 5.1. It supports surround sound with dual speakers. Also, there’s an intelligent display chip to boost display performance. The iQOO 7 Legend, on the other hand, also supports stereo surround sound with dual speakers but additionally has an independent Hi-Fi chip. It supports triple Wi-Fi bands of up to 5.8GHz and also has support for Bluetooth 5.2. There’s an in-display dual monster touch to have a more immersive gaming experience.