The iQOO Neo8 series, iQOO Pad, and TWS Air Pro earbuds made their debuts at a major launch event for the iQOO brand in China. The iQOO Neo8 and the Neo8 Pro, which is the first device to use MediaTek’s new Dimensity 9200+ chipset, are both part of the Neo8 series.
Among the different parts of the Dimensity 9200+ are a Cortex-X3 prime core running at 3.35GHz, three Cortex-A715 Big cores operating at 3.0GHz, and four Cortex-A510 Little cores operating at 2.0GHz. It would be fascinating to see how the new MediaTek SoC compares against the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in practical tests given that it includes an ARM Immortalis G715 GPU and outperformed it in Geekbench 6 results.
Wi-Fi 7 connection, up to 16GB of LPDDR5x RAM, and 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage are also added by Dimensity 9200+ to the Neo8 Pro model. To help control thermals, the phone’s engineers also included a sizable 5002 mm2 vapour chamber.
A Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage are included in the standard iQOO Neo8.
The 6.78-inch AMOLED screen on both phones has a resolution of 1260 x 2800 pixels and a refresh rate of 144 Hz. The Neo8 Pro features a main camera with a more expensive 50MP Sony IMX 866 sensor with OIS and an 8MP ultrawide module. A 50MP Samsung GN5 sensor with OIS and a 2MP depth sensor are also included in the Neo8. The vivo V1+ ISP is an additional feature for both new phones.
Both phones have 5,000 mAh batteries with 120W rapid wired charging, and the software is powered by OriginOS 3 based on Android 13.
The price of the iQOO Neo 8 ranges from CNY 2,299 ($325) for the 12/256GB trim to CNY 2,899 ($410) for the 16/512GB trim.
The price of the iQOO Neo 8 Pro ranges from CNY 3,099 ($440) for the 16/256GB trim to CNY 3,399 ($482) for the 16/512GB trim. Both phones are available in red, green, and black. On May 31, open sales will begin in China.