- IQOO 3 is being touted as the country's first 5G enabled Snapdragon 865 smartphone
- The phone is also believed to be made available in a 4G variant
- The IQOO 3 will come with 55W fast charging support
IQOO is all set to launch its first smartphone in India, IQOO 3, on February 25, and ahead of its launch, new information has leaked about the device, revealing its possible pricing. The leak comes courtesy of 91Mobiles, which claims the phone could be launched in two variants, with one of them being a 4G handset, while the other one coming with support for 5G.
The report claims that of the two, the 4G variant will be more affordable and be priced below the Rs 35,000 mark, while the 5G handset will be sold for around Rs 45,000. The report also goes on to add that both the devices will be available in 4G and 5G variants.
The company had previously revealed that the IQOO 3 would be the first smartphone in the country to be equipped with a 5G enabled Snapdragon 865 chipset. However, that tag appears to be under contention now with Realme announcing that it would be launching the X50 Pro 5G in India a day ahead of the IQOO 3's launch.
But despite the possible setback, IQOO 3 still looks likely to be an interesting phone, with leaks suggesting that there could be a lot more to the phone than its 5G modem. In fact, the company had previously revealed to India Today tech exclusively that the phone could come sporting pressure-sensitive buttons on the side of the frame for gaming. This, the company believes will help its users to achieve quick multi-finger operations within games such as PUBG Mobile.
But that's not all. Sources close to the matter also confirmed to India Today Tech that the IQOO 3 will also house a new generation in-display fingerprint scanner for improved biometrics.
Apart from this, rumours have suggested that the phone could come with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The phone has also been seen on benchmarking website, AnTuTu, where it was spotted to have clocked a massive 597583 points -- making it the best score for an Android smartphone to date.
IQOO 3 is also rumoured to come sporting a 6.1-inch Full HD+ display and be powered by a 4400mAh battery with support for 55W Ultra Flash Charge technology. For cameras, it is tipped to sport a triple camera set-up at the back with a primary 48-megapixel lens sat next to two 12-megapixel sensors.