iQOO Neo7 Racing Edition unveiled with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset
The original iQOO Neo7 arrived in October with a Dimensity 9000+, it was followed by the Neo7 SE with a Dimensity 8200, now comes the Racing Edition with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. Other than the chipset and the price, this one is not too different from the original Neo7.
The iQOO Neo7 Racing Edition pairs the 8+ Gen 1 chipset with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for CNY2,800 ($400/€380/₹33,000). There is also a 12/256 GB version for CNY 3,000, 16/256 GB for CNY 3,300, and a fully loaded 16/512 GB version for CNY 3,600.
The 6.78-inch display is an FHD+ (20:9) panel with HDR10+ support and 120Hz refresh rate. It’s a flat screen with no mention of reinforced glass. At the top is a 16MP selfie camera.
The rear camera setup includes a 50MP main sensor (ISOCELL GN5 replaces the IMX766V), an 8MP ultrawide camera, and a 2MP macro camera. The main module has OIS, it’s basically the same setup as the Neo7 (the SE version cut the ultrawide and used a smaller main sensor).
Then the battery. It’s the same 5,000mAh dual-cell setup as before with support for vivo’s 120W fast charging (wired only).
120W fast charge: 1-50% in 8 minutes with screen off, 10-50% in 10 minutes with screen on
While not strictly speaking a gaming phone, the iQOO Neo7 Racing Edition certainly has what it takes. The fast Qualcomm GPU is aided by an additional chip that can extrapolate new frames with minimal additional power consumption. There are also dual X-axis linear motors for better haptic feedback. And a giant vapor chamber to boot.
The best cooling system on any iQOO Neo phone to date
The phone lacks the, shall we say, “characteristic” look of gaming phones and is actually quite restrained for a “racing edition”. You can pre-order it in orange, blue, or black starting today, with the first units shipping to China on January 5. The phone runs Android 13 with OriginOS 3.0.
iQOO Neo7 Racing Edition Colorways
Although it should upgrade to FuntouchOS 13 for the global version. Not that we’ve heard of a worldwide release. iQOO India is still only selling the Neo6, for example, no sign of either of the two Neo7 models that were unveiled months ago. Speaking of which, the Neo7 with Dimensity 9000+ and 8/256 GB of memory costs the same as the 8+ Gen 1 model (2,800 CNY), although there is also a slightly cheaper 8/128 GB version. .
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