iQOO has launched the iQOO Z3 5G in India at a starting price of Rs 19,990. The device comes as an attempt by the company to introduce its premium technologies in the budget smartphone segment.
For this, the iQOO Z3 5G is equipped with Snapdragon 768G SoC as the first smartphone in India of its kind. The device also carries iQOO's extended RAM technology for performance boost, a five-layer liquid cooling system for optimum gaming as well as a 64-megapixel triple camera setup for photography.
Other than these highlights, the iQOO Z3 5G promises big on specifications too. Here is a look at what the device has to offer on papers. To read about the real-life experience of the smartphone, check out our review of the iQOO Z3 5G here.
iQOO Z3 5G specifications and features
Display: iQOO Z3 5G comes with a 6.58-inch LCD display with 2408x1080 pixels resolution. The display boasts of a 120Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch sampling rate for fast gaming response.
Processor: iQOO Z3 5G comes as India's first smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G processor that claims an improved performance over its predecessor, the Snapdragon 765 SoC. iQOO also uses several technologies to improve upon this processing prowess, like its extended RAM technology that uses some of the in-built storage as RAM during extensive use of the smartphone.
Memory and OS: The iQOO Z3 5G comes in three memory variants. The base model sports 6GB RAM along with 128GB internal storage. The two step-up variants include an 8GB RAM option with 128GB storage and another 8GB RAM model with 256GB storage.
As for its operating system, the iQOO Z3 5G runs Android 11 based Funtouch 11.1 and uses LPDDR 4X RAM and UFS 2.2.
Battery: The latest smartphone by iQOO comes with a 4400 mAh battery that also supports 55W FlashCharge fast charging. With this, the company claims that the device can be completely charged in 50 minutes.
Camera: For optics, iQOO Z3 5G comes with a triple-lens camera setup at the back that includes a 64-megapixel primary lens, an 8-megapixel 120-degree ultra-wide lens and a 2-megapixel macro lens. The setup comes with features like super night mode, 4k videos at 60fps, LED flash, HDR recording and more.
At the front, there is a 16-megapixel selfie shooter that also feautes night mode and portrait mode along with several filters and AI beautification.
Connectivity: Connectivity options on the iQOO Z3 5G include a hybrid SIM slot with 5G support for one sim, a USB Type-C port, Wi-Fi 802.11 and Bluetooth 5.1.
Gaming features: iQOO has added several gaming features on the new smartphone, including a five-layer liquid cooling system that promises to bring down the temperature of the device to prevent it from heating up under extensive use.
It also carries eagle eye enhancement that optimises effects and visuals while playing a game. There is an Ultra Game Mode on the iQOO Z3 5G as well, to make sure gamers are equipped with all the controls while gaming and do not get distracted by incoming calls and messages.
Dimensions and weight: iQOO Z3 5G comes with an aluminium frame and high polymer plastic build at the back. It features an 8.5mm thickness and measures 164 mm x 75.3 mm across height and width. The smartphone weighs 185.5 grams.
iQOO Z3 5G price and availability
Price for the iQOO Z3 5G starts at Rs 19,990 for the base variant. The 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant retails for Rs 20,990. The most premium offering with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage is available for Rs 22,990.
The smartphone is up for sale in two colour options - Ace Black and Cyber Blue. iQOO is also offering several deals on the purchase of the smartphone. These include a flat Rs 1500 off on ICICI Bank credit card and EMI transactions, a flat Rs 1000 off on Amazon coupons, as well as a no-cost EMI option for 9 months.
In addition, iQOO is bringing a seven-day return guarantee on Amazon India, wherein users will be able to easily return the smartphone if it is not to their liking. The device is up for orders on the Amazon India website.
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