iQOO U5 is iQOO's next budget smartphone but gets fast 5G chip

iQOO U5 is expected to be the company's next budget smartphone offering. Leak reveals some of the key specifications.
By AMRITANSHU MUKHERJEE
| Updated on Nov 26 2021, 06:11 PM IST
The iQOO U5 is based on the MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset, which powers phones like the Realme X7 and Motorola Edge 20 Fusion.
The iQOO U5 is based on the MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset, which powers phones like the Realme X7 and Motorola Edge 20 Fusion. (HT Tech)

iQOO has been launching the most powerful smartphones in the most popular smartphone categories this year. The recently launched iQOO Z5 offers unbeatable value for performance seekers and gamers. iQOO, however, is working on an even lower-priced smartphone that could launch soon. It is called the iQOO U5.

The iQOO U5 is initially launching in China and ahead of its launch, most of its key specifications have leaked online. The phone is expected to be an affordable “budget” smartphone but the specifications it shows are no less than 2020 midrangers. It remains to be seen whether iQOO plans on launching this phone in India and other global markets.

iQOO U5 leaks ahead of launch

As spotted by Mysmartprice, the iQOO U5 is based on the MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset, which powers phones like the Realme X7 and Motorola Edge 20 Fusion. This chip will be paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The phone's display size is largely unknown but it will have a IPS LCD panel with a refresh rate of 90Hz.

The phone is also expected to have three cameras on its rear. The battery capacity, like the camera sensors, is unknown. However, the 3C listing reveals that it will be assisted by a 18W wired charging system. iQOO's cheapest phones so far have largely used the 33W charging technology.

Currently, the most affordable iQOO smartphone you can buy in India is the iQOO Z3. Starting at 19,999, the phone is based on the Snapdragon 768 platform and supports 5G networks. The phone features a 120Hz refresh rate IPS LCD display, a 55W fast charging system, a 64MP main rear camera, and a liquid cooling system.

iQOO launched its successor soon after in the form of the iQOO Z5. The phone starts at 23,990 and is based on the faster Snapdragon 778G chipset. This one also gets a 120Hz IPS LCD display, a 5000mAh battery with 44W fast charging, and a 64MP main rear camera.

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First Published Date: 26 Nov, 06:10 PM IST
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