Just days after Vivo officially announced its sub-brand iQoo in China, the first smartphone from the range has been teased. The smartphone can be seen to have a glossy back panel that has a gradient finish and it also sports a triple rear camera setup. It is worth noticing that the upcoming smartphone from iQoo does not sport a traditional fingerprint scanner on its back panel.
Instead, it has been confirmed to sport a sixth-generation in-display fingerprint sensor and will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. The new sub-brand by Vivo – iQoo – is likely to only produce the high-end models from the smartphone brand. Reports also suggest that Vivo may launch a foldable phone under its iQoo sub-brand which will rival foldables from Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, and Motorola.
The Chinese smartphone brand has also posted images on its Weibo account showing the iQoo-branded smartphone getting teased at the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend. We should mention that the front panel of the smartphone is not visible in the teaser, but the back panel can be seen. In the teaser, a triple rear camera setup can be seen very clearly and it can also be figured out that the lenses are vertically stacked. As we mentioned earlier, the back panel of the smartphone comes with a gradient and glossy finish.
We should also point out that besides the triple rear camera setup, even the iQoo logo on the back panel is placed vertically, which hints that the smartphone will come with photography-centric features. However, unlike what a recent report claimed, the device will not be a foldable phone.
Apart from sharing these pictures in the post on Weibo, Vivo also mentioned that the new smartphone by iQoo will sport a sixth-generation in-display fingerprint sensor. It is worth noticing that this is an upgrade over the fifth-generation on-screen fingerprint scanner that the company used on the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition smartphone. The new sensor is speculated to recognise fingerprints not just on one point on the display, but from the entire bottom area of the display panel.
It has also been speculated that the device will bear a price tag of CNY 5,000, which becomes approximately Rs 52,700. However, considering that this is just a speculation, we suggest that you should take it with a pinch of salt until the company confirms this news.