Today, on April 17, iQOO President ‘Feng Yufei’ shared the first image of iQOO Neo 3 which is the midnight black color variant.
As shown in the first image, iQOO Neo 3 adopts a camera layout similar to iQOO 3. The hidden power button indicates that iQOO Neo 3 uses a side fingerprint module.
It is reported that iQOO Neo 3 adopts a punch-hole LCD screen, and the refresh rate reaches 144Hz. This will be the first punch-hole smartphone with 144Hz refresh rate.
The general manager of the iQOO product line ‘Zeng Kunpeng’ revealed that the iQOO Neo 3 uses a 144Hz high refresh rate screen. At the same time, the display effect and touch have been greatly optimized and improved, and it is very “smooth” to use.
Zeng Kunpeng pointed out that the reason why iQOO Neo 3 is directly connected with a high refresh rate of 144Hz is to give everyone the best product.
Not only that, but iQOO Neo 3 also supports the global adaptive refresh rate. The official said it not only allows you to avoid manual switching it, but also, more importantly, achieves a balance of power consumption.
Zeng Kunpeng emphasized that Neo 3’s screen brings more amazing screen performance and user experience in various aspects such as display effect, touch and response, power consumption, and picture quality.
In the core configuration, it is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, supports SA, NSA dual-mode 5G, is equipped with UFS 3.1 flash memory, the battery capacity is expected to exceed 4000mAh, and supports 44W fast charge.
As far as the price is concerned, all generations from the Neo series have similar pricing. Previously, Neo 855 was the cheapest Snapdragon 855 phone at that time and now we might be seeing the cheapest Snapdragon 865 as well. It would be around 1999 Yuan (282 USD) to 2599 Yuan (367 USD). So, in short, iQOO Neo might become a very competitive product offering the best price-to-performance ratio.
Source (in Chinese)