iQOO, a sub-brand of Vivo has launched the iQOO Neo 5S and iQOO Neo 5SE and they come with top tier specs at a relatively affordable price. The Neo 5S is the more premium out of the bunch and it features the last-gen Snapdragon 888 chipset. The Neo 5SE is the least premium and more affordable out of the two and it features the Snapdragon 870 chipset. In this article, we’ll go through everything you need to know about the newly launched iQOO Neo 5S and iQOO Neo 5SE, their price, specs, and features.
iQOO Neo 5S
Upfront, the iQOO Neo 5S sports a 6.62-inch AMOLED display that has FHD resolution with a 120 Hz refresh rate. The screen can reach a peak brightness of 1,300 nits and it covers 103% of the NTSC color gamut. At the top of the screen, there’s a tiny punch-hole cutout that houses the 16MP selfie camera.
On the rear, there’s a triple camera setup that features a 48MP Sony IMX586 main camera alongside a 13MP ultrawide camera and a 2MP camera. The rear camera can record videos at up to 4K resolution while the selfie camera caps out at 1080p.
Under the hood, the iQOO Neo 5S is powered by the last-gen flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset coupled with the Adreno 660 GPU. It is paired with either 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and either 128GB or 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
The Neo 5S has an 11,098 sq. mm. cooling chamber with a new motherboard cover with up to 200% more thermal conductivity when compared to the previous-gen.
As for software, the Neo 5S runs on the latest OriginOS Ocean, and it is also the first new phone to ship with the new OS after its release.
The phone has a pretty nice design and it is available in three colors: Night Space, Sunset Canyon, and Orange Leap.
On the inside, the iQOO Neo 5S is backed by a 4,500 mAh battery that has support for 66W dual-cell flash charging via its USB-C port. iQOO says it can charge the phone from 0% to 70% in just 18 minutes which is extremely fast for almost everyone.
As for connectivity, the Neo 5S comes with 5G support, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and OTG. Other features include an optical in-display fingerprint sensor and face unlock. Unfortunately, there’s no 3.5 mm headphone jack so you need a dongle.
As for price, the iQOO Neo 5S comes in at CNY 2,699 ($423) for the 8GB+128GB model, CNY 2,899 ($455) for the 8GB+256GB model, and CNY 3,199 (502) for the 12GB+256GB model. It will go on sale in China from December 24, Christmas Eve.
iQOO Neo 5SE
The iQOO Neo 5SE sports a 6.67-inch IPS LCD display that has an FHD resolution with a 144 Hz refresh rate, P3 color gamut coverage, and support for HDR10. It has a tiny punch-hole cutout at the top which helps to house the 16MP selfie camera.
On the rear of the Neo 5SE, is a triple camera setup that features a 50MP main camera alongside an 8MP ultrawide camera and a 2MP camera. The rear camera can record 4K videos while the selfie camera can record 1080p videos.
Under the hood, the iQOO Neo 5SE draws its power from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset coupled with the Adreno 650 GPU. It is paired with either 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM and either 128GB or 256GB of fast UFS 3.1 storage. The phone also runs on OriginOS Ocean. It also has the same cooling chamber that is in its more expensive sibling.
On the inside, the iQOO Neo 5SE is packed with a 4,500 mAh battery that has support for 55W fast charging via its USB-C port. As for connectivity, it comes with Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, 5G support, and OTG support. Other features include a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The iQOO Neo 5SE comes in a nice polycarbonate body and it is available in three colors: Mineral Shadow Blue, Rock Crystal White, and Phantom Fluorescent.
As for price, the iQOO Neo 5SE comes in at CNY 2,199 ($345) for the 8GB+128GB model, CNY 2,399 ($377) for the 8GB+256GB model, and CNY 2,599 ($408) for the 12GB+256GB model. The phone will be available in China from December 28th.
We’ve come to the end of everything you need to know about the iQOO Neo 5S and iQOO Neo 5SE.