vivo’s iQOO sub-brand continues to expand its 5G offerings in China. After the Neo5, the brand unveiled a more affordable Z3 that sports a Snapdragon 768G processor–which is essentially an overclocked version of the tried-and-tested Snapdragon 765G.
vivo iQOO Z3 Specs:
- Snapdragon 768G processor
- 6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM
- 128GB/256GB UFS 2.2 storage (expandable via MicroSD)
- 6.58-inch Full HD+ IPS display, 120hz refresh rate, 180hz touch response rate, HDR10
- 64-megapixel f/1.8 main camera with PDAF, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, 2-megapixel f/2.4 macro camera
- 16-megapixel f/2.0 selfie camera
- LTE, 4G, 5G
- WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, side-mounted fingerprint scanner
- 4400mAh battery
- 55w fast charging
- Android 11, OriginOS
With the iQOO line being geared towards gaming, the Z3 has a heat pipe and a graphite heat sink to keep the Snapdragon 768G’s temps stable. In fact, vivo boldly claims that the cooling solution can reduce temps by as much as 10 degrees celsius.
For storage, you get UFS 2.2, while you have LPDDR4X RAM on board. The display is a Full HD IPS panel with 120hz refresh rate and 180hz touch response rate to help you with those clutch gaming moments. The dewdrop notch is home to a 16-megapixel snapper.
For the rear cameras, you get a triple cam setup that consists of a 64-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. Powering the Z3 is a 4400mAh battery with 55w wired charging–vivo claims that it takes only 15 minutes to top up from 15% to 60%
vivo iQOO Z3 Price
The Z3 will be available in China on April 1 and will retail for CNY 1700(~Php 12.7k) for the 6GB/128GB model, CNY 1800(~Php 13.4k) for the 8GB/128GB model, and CNY 2000(~Php 14.9k) for the 8GB/256GB model. There’s no word if the iQOO Z3 (or any iQOO phone) will make it globally, though its closest global sibling is the Y72 5G that was recently unveiled in Thailand.