According to recent reports, iQOO is working on a new lineup of smartphones called the Neo 8 series in China. The series is expected to consist of a regular variant as well as a Pro version, succeeding the previous iQOO Neo 7 series. Last month, some key specifications of the Neo 8 series had already surfaced online. Now, a trustworthy Chinese tipster, Digital Chat Station, has shared additional information about the upcoming iQOO Neo 8 Pro in a post on Weibo.
Although the name of the phone was not explicitly mentioned, the details shared by the tipster support his previous claims that it is indeed a device from the Neo 8 series. The Chinese tipster has revealed that iQOO is set to launch the Neo 8 series in May. While the Neo 7 series did not have a Pro model, it did have a Racing edition with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 instead of the Dimensity 9000+ chipset.
iQOO Neo 8 Pro Rumored Specs
Digital Chat Station’s leak about the iQOO Neo 8 Pro also provides details on its processor, reportedly an unannounced Dimensity 9200+. This chipset is expected to have an overclocked CPU and GPU compared to the original Dimensity 9200, with the prime core frequency likely increased from 3.05GHz to 3.2GHz. If the 9200+ is anything like its predecessor, the Neo 8 Pro could have a powerful performance.
In addition, the iQOO Neo 8 series is rumored to have configurations with up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage.
The leakster also claims that the upcoming iQOO Neo 8 Pro is expected to feature a large 6.78-inch display with a resolution of 1,260 x 2,800px (20:9) and 2,160Hz high frequency PWM dimming, which indicates that the display will most likely have curved sides. This marks an improvement over its predecessor’s FHD+ display.
The iQOO Neo 8 Pro will be equipped with a 5,000mAh battery, with 120W fast wired charging support. This is the same as the previous model, which could fully charge from 1% to 100% in 25 minutes.
These specs indicate that the Neo 8 series is being positioned as a high-end offering, and the use of LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage will likely result in faster app loading times and smoother multitasking capabilities. Interestingly, the leakster also mentioned that there will be another Neo 8 model powered by a Snapdragon 8+ chipset (presumably Gen 1). This model could potentially be the new Racing edition.