iQOO 7 with Snapdragon 888 teased to launch in India for under INR40,000

iQOO has teased the launch of a Snapdragon 888-powered smartphone in India that will be priced under INR40,000 ($550/€465). The company doesn’t mention the smartphone’s name in its tweet, but we know it is the iQOO 7 since that’s the only iQOO smartphone right now having Qualcomm’s flagship mobile chip at the helm. Besides, our sources have also confirmed to us that the tweet is referring to the iQOO 7.

The iQOO 7 was introduced in January and is currently only available in China with a starting price of CNY3,798 ($580/€490/INR42,240). The smartphone runs Android 11 out of the box and has two memory options – 8GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB.

The iQOO 7 is built around a 6.62″ FullHD+ pressure-sensitive AMOLED screen having a 120Hz refresh rate and a touch sampling rate of up to 1000Hz. The display also has a fingerprint reader underneath for biometric authentication.

iQOO 7 with Snapdragon 888 teased to launch in India for under INR40,000

For photography, the iQOO 7 comes with a total of four cameras – a 16MP selfie unit inside the punch hole, with the 48MP primary camera on the back joined by a 13MP ultrawide and a 50mm equivalent 13MP telephoto unit.

Fueling the entire package is a 4,000 mAh battery, advertised to go from flat to 100% in 15 minutes with the bundled 120W adapter.

iQOO 7 with Snapdragon 888 teased to launch in India for under INR40,000

iQOO hasn’t revealed the launch date of the iQOO 7 in India yet, but we expect it to debut in the South Asian country in a few weeks.

Updated: March 24, 2021 — 6:44 am

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