Vivo unveils iQOO Z3 gaming smartphone with 5G and 120Hz display

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The outgoing week turned out to be rich in new items from the world of smartphones. In five days, brands such as Xiaomi, Oppo, OnePlus and Motorola managed to present their new smartphones. And now the Chinese company Vivo has joined them with its gaming sub-brand iQOO.

Vivo quietly announced its new smartphone called the iQOO Z3. This is a mid-range smartphone with several gaming chips. It is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G chipset in combination with 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of internal memory expandable using a microSD memory card (up to 1 TB). There is a cooling system with a heat pipe and a graphite plate. The manufacturer claims that this design is able to lower the processor temperature by 10 degrees. The entire stuffing is controlled by the Android 11 mobile operating system, on top of which the OriginOS proprietary user interface is installed.

At the front of the iQOO Z3 is a 6.58-inch LCD panel with Full HD + resolution, 20: 9 aspect ratio, 120Hz refresh rate, 180Hz sampling rate and HDR10 support. At the top, the screen has a waterdrop notch for a 16-megapixel front camera with face recognition. Also, for quick and safe unlocking, there is a fingerprint scanner installed on the side.

The main camera of the new iQOO smartphone consists of a main sensor with a resolution of 64 megapixels, combined with an 8-megapixel module with an ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The cameras are complemented by an LED flash and are capable of capturing 4K video at up to 30 frames per second.

A 4400 mAh rechargeable battery is responsible for the autonomy of the novelty. It supports 55W fast charging via USB Type-C port. Other features of the iQOO Z3 include 3.5mm headphone audio jack, 5G, dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1 and GPS.

The iQOO Z3 is scheduled to go on sale next Thursday, April 1st. The price of the issue is 1700 yuan or 260 dollars for the basic version with 6/128 GB of memory. Variants with 8/128 and 8/256 GB of memory cost 1,800 and 2,000 yuan, respectively.