Vivo’s sub-brand iQOO has recently announced a new smartphone in the market with the name iQOO U3, which is supposed to be a budget-friendly 5G supported smartphone. The smartphone is not only affordable but also brings in features like a high refresh rate, a large battery, and a 48 MP dual camera setup on the rear. The phone comes with a 6.58-inch display which is an IPS LCD panel with a waterdrop notch housing an 8MP front camera. The screen has 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 phone also has a 90:61 percent screen to body ratio. The phone comes with a beautifully crafted rectangular camera module at the rear which has a dual-camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel main shooter with an f/1.79 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The camera would also support night scene mode, panorama, time-lapse photography, EIS, and 4K video recording. The phone comes with Android 10 out of the box and is powered by the Dimensity 800U chipset from MediaTek The phone comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage.
In terms of battery, it comes with a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging as well. The phone also includes liquid cooling technology which is a great add-on to the price category. Other features on the phone are 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. The phone has been launched in China at a price tag of $229 for the 6/128GB variant and $259 for the 8/128GB variant. Currently, it is up for preorder in China, with no details as of now about availability in the global market.