iQOO Z3, Vivo’s affordable 5G handset has arrived in the Chinese market. The smartphone aimed at gaming aficionados brings to the table a 120Hz display and Snapdragon 768G processor which is optimised for enhanced gaming performance. Another highlight of the new Vivo iQOO Z3 phone is its five-fold liquid-cooled system that is claimed to drop the chipset’s temperature by 10ºC.
iQOO Z3 price, availability
The new iQOO Z3 has been launched in three memory configurations. Here’s the list
iQOO Z3 6GB RAM/128GB storage- CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs 18,800)
iQOO Z3 8GB RAM/128GB storage- CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs 20,000)
iQOO Z3 8GB RAM/256GB storage- CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs 22,100)
Arriving in three colour options- Deep Space Black, Cloud Oxygen Blue, and Nebula Gradient, the iQOO Z3 is up for pre-order in the home town and will go on sale on April 1. The handset will be available for purchase in China’s major e-commerce platforms- Jingdong, Tmall, Vivo shop, Suning, and other major partners.
iQOO Z3 specs, features
The 5G-supported iQOO Z3 flaunts a 3D curved glass back and a sleek profile for better grip. The phone gets a rectangular camera module to accommodate the triple camera setup. Upfront, it features a dewdrop notch and slim bezels surrounding the display (except for a visibly thick chin).
Speaking of the display, the iQOO Z3 features a 6.58-inch FHD+ LCD panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch sampling rate. the display has a resolution of 2408×1080 pixels and comes with HDR support.
The device equips a Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G processor that has 5G connectivity support. The processor is paired with 6/8GB LPDDR4x RAM, and 128/256GB UFS 2.2 storage. As mentioned earlier, the phone bags some gaming-centric features that include- five-fold liquid-cooled cooling system that employs a blend of thermal gel and copper pipes.
The device also features a memory fusion technology that is said to enable a typical 8GB RAM function like an 11GB version. Along with this, it gets Multi-Turbo 5.0 and Eagle Eye Mode 2.0, 4D game vibration, and Game Box function.
On the camera front, the iQOO Z3 sports a triple camera array housing a 64-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens with 120-degree FoV, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. The camera software offers Night mode, AI polar night selfies, and 10x digital zoom support.
in terms of backup, the phone equips a fairly big 4,400mAh battery and supports 55W FlashCharge technology. It runs on iQOO 1.0 based Android 11 OS. Other features include- Wi-Fi 5GHz, Bluetooth v5.1, aptX HD, 3.5mm audio jack, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, face unlock, Type-C port.