iQOO has officially launched its budget centric gaming smartphone iQOO Z3 in China. The company has launched its third iQOO 7 series smartphone in a short span of time. The first one was the iQOO 7 followed by the iQOO Neo 5. However, this will be the first time that the company will be using the Snapdragon 768G SoC. The company has focused on top-tier chipset previously.


iQOO Z3: Specifications

At its core, the iQOO Z3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G 5G SoC. It is paired with up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB UFS 2.2 internal storage. The device runs on OriginOS for iQOO 1.0 based on Android 11. That said, the device weighs just 185.5 grams. It has a 2.75mm ultra-narrow middle frame and 8.5mm thickness.

Moving towards the front, the device features a 6.58″ FHD+ LCD waterdrop display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. It has a resolution of 2408×1080 pixels, 401 PPI, supports HDR, has a 90.61% screen-body ratio, covers 96% NTSC colour gamut, and has a 1500:1 contrast ratio.

For optics, the iQOO Z3 has a triple-camera setup at the back. It has a 64MP primary camera with f/1.79 aperture, an 8MP ultrawide with f/2.2 aperture which 120-degree FOV, and a 2MP macro lens with f/2.4 aperture. Whereas at the front, it houses a 16MP selfie shooter with an f/2.0 aperture. In addition, the camera features include 10x digital zoom support, Night mode, AI polar night selfies, Vlog creation templates, the style filter, Big movie mode, EFB continuous focus tracking, old photo repair 2.0, etc.

The device draws its power from a 4400mAh battery which supports 55W FlashCharge.

Additional features include a 3.5mm audio jack, Type-C port, side-mounted fingerprint, face unlock, Wi-Fi 5GHz, Bluetooth 5.1 with aptX HD code support, and SA/NSA 5G. Since it’s a gaming device comes with necessary sensors such as Gyroscope.

iQOO Z3 has memory fusion technology that makes a typical 8GB RAM function like an 11GB version. Along with this, the device is paired with UFS 2.2 storage and supports Multi-Turbo 5.0 for smartly managing the storage while gaming.

Further, the device has Eagle Eye Mode 2.0, multi-channel support, and 4D game vibration along with a Game Box function. For cooling, iQOO has brought a Five-fold liquid-cooled cooling system. As per the company, the device has a mix of thermal gel and copper pipes beneath to decrease the temperature by another 10-degrees.

Pricing and Availability

The iQOO Z3 comes in three colours – Deep Space Black, Cloud Oxygen Blue, and Nebula Gradient.

As for its pricing, the device costs 1,699 YUAN($260) for its 6GB + 128GB variant, 1,799 YUAN($275) for its 8GB + 128GB variant, and 1,999 YUAN($305) for its 8GB + 256GB variant.

The device will officially have its first sale from April 1 onwards. It will be available online across various major e-commerce sites like Jingdong, Tmall, Vivo shop, Suning, and other major partners across the country. However, interested customers can pre-order the device from March 25 onwards.

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