The iQoo 7 series will launch in India this month, the company announced on Twitter. The iQoo 7 launched in China in January. The Vivo sub-brand had started teasing its India debut soon after, but with no release schedule. The company has now announced that it will bring the iQoo 7 series to the country in April, which suggests that it will launch the regular glass rear variant of the phone as well as its BMW M Motorsport edition in India.
iQoo India shared a short teaser video on Twitter which reveals that the iQoo 7 series will launch in the country this month. The exact launch date has not yet been communicated. Since the company announced the launch of the iQoo 7 series in India, we can expect more than one iQoo 7 variant to be released in the country. Recently, Gagan Arora, director of iQoo India, suggests that the BMW M Motorsport edition will launch in India. And it looks like the regular variant will accompany it.
Last month, the company announced that the phone would be priced below Rs. 40,000 when it launched in India.
The BMW M Motorsport edition of the iQoo 7 has three colored stripes on its white rear panel which represent the brand. The regular variant launched in China in January offered black and latent blue color options.
IQoo 7 specifications (Chinese variant)
The dual SIM iQoo 7 (Nano) runs on Android 11 with OriginOS for iQoo in addition. It has a 6.62-inch Full HD + AMOLED display (1080 x 2400 pixels) with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, an aspect ratio of 20: 9 and a screen-to-body ratio of 91.4% . Under the hood, there’s an octa-core Snapdragon 888 SoC paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM.
The iQoo 7 comes with a triple rear camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f / 1.79 lens, a 13-megapixel secondary sensor with an f / 2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens and a sensor 13-megapixel portrait camera with an f / 2.46 lens. For selfies, the iQoo 7 packs a 16-megapixel camera sensor up front with an f / 2.0 lens.
The phone comes with up to 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The iQoo 7’s connectivity options include 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS / A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. Onboard sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. The phone also comes with a built-in fingerprint sensor. It is backed by a 4000mAh battery that supports 120W fast charging.
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