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iQOO U3 with 90Hz display, Dimensity 800U, and 5,000mAh battery launched in China for 1,498 Yuan (~$229)

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Vivo’s sub-brand iQOO has announced a new smartphone called the iQOO U3. The iQOO U3 is a budget-friendly 5G smartphone that features a high refresh rate display, a large-sized battery, and 48-megapixel dual rear cameras.

iQOO U3 specifications and features

The iQOO U3 has 164.15 x 75.35 x 8.4mm dimensions and it weighs 185.5 grams. The device is fitted with a 6.58-inch IPS LCD screen that has a waterdrop notch for an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The screen supports a 20.07:9 aspect ratio, a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2408 pixels, a 401ppi pixel density, HDR10, and a refresh rate of 90Hz. The iQOO U3 offers a screen-to-body ratio of 90.61 percent.

The rear side of the phone features a uniquely designed dual camera setup housed inside a rectangle camera module. It includes a 48-megapixel main shooter with an f/1.79 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The phone comes with support for photography features such as night scene mode, panorama, time-lapse photography, EIS, and 4K video recording.

iQOO U3
iQOO U3

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The iQOO UI 1.5 based Android 10 OS comes preinstalled on the iQOO U3. The Dimensity 800U chipset along with up to 8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM fuels the device. It has UFS 2.2 storage of 128 GB and it lacks support for external storage.

The iQOO U3 is backed by a 5000mAh battery that supports 18W dual-engine fast charging. The other features that are available on the device include liquid cooling technology, dual SIM support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, USB-C, face unlock, a side-facing fingerprint reader, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

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iQOO U3 pricing and availability

The iQOO U3 has landed in China in two options such as 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage and 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage. It has a starting price of 1,498 Yuan (~$229) and 1,698 Yuan (~$259) and it comes in two colors like Black and Glow Blue. The handset is now up for pre-orders in the home market with a 50 Yuan discount and it is expected to hit the Chinese markets by Dec. 17.

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