As anticipated from the teasers and announcements on social media by iQOO, the iQOO 7 series of smartphones have arrived in India. The company has launched both the iQOO 7 & 7 Legend in India. Both the flagship phones from iQOO pack the best-in-class hardware, the latest connectivity options, and advanced software features to improve the consumer experience without hurting the wallet.
Commenting on the launch, Gagan Arora, Director of Marketing at iQOO said, “Our endeavour at iQOO is to provide powerful products that bring ultimate joy and excitement to our tech savvy consumers. With the iQOO 7 series we have taken a step further in that direction. Running on the leading 8 series Snapdragon processor, powerful battery, and liquid cooling technology, the iQOO 7 series is a true flagship.” He further added, “After the successful launch of iQOO 3 in India last year, we are taking our brand philosophy, “I Quest On and On”, forward with the iQOO 7 series and hope to deliver unmatched performance and unique experiences to our consumers. We are confident that the iQOO 7 series will add a new chapter in our legacy and will become a preferred choice for the young consumers.”
The iQOO 7 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 chipset, whereas the iQOO 7 legend is powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset, coupled with up to 12GB LPDDR5 ram and UFS 3.1 storage. the iQOO 7 also comes with an intelligent display chip that offers better visual effects. iQOO has also included the Extended RAM function within the iQOO 7 series, as 3GB of ROM have been re-allocated that can be added upon 8GB of RAM.
Both the phones sport a 6.62-inch full HD AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 20:9 aspect ratio. In terms of optics, iQOO 7 & 7 Legend both have similar camera setup where you can find a 48-megapixel Sony IMX 598 sensor with Optical Image Stabilization paired with a 12-megapixel ultrawide lens which is also capable of taking macro shots along. On iQOO 7, there is a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor, whereas iQOO 7 Legend has a 13-megapixel portrait sensor. Both the phones offer a 16-megapixel selfie camera on the front.
While both the iQOO 7 & 7 Legend come with similar connectivity options like 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a USB-C, the iQOO 7 Legend has the latest Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2, along with NFC. However, in terms of battery size, the iQOO 7 is indeed ahead with a 4400mAh battery inside than the 4000mAh battery in the iQOO 7 Legend. Luckily, both the phones come with 66W FlashCharge technology to charge the devices at a breakneck pace.
The iQOO 7 series houses an industry-leading Liquid Cooling System that helps dissipate heat and keep the phone cool, even under intense scenarios like gaming. The phones also utilize a full sensing screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, with a 300Hz report rate using the new Super Touch Acceleration function. The iQOO 7 Legend comes with Monster Engine Dual-Linear Motors, present on the left and right side that offers dynamic vibration. This 4D vibration can simulate actions across many gaming or entertainment scenarios – including weapon recoil, steering a vehicle, or receiving damage, improving the gameplay experience a notch higher.
In terms of pricing, iQOO 7 starts at ₹31,990 for the base variant with 8GB RAM & 128GB storage. The variant with 8GB RAM & 256GB storage is priced at ₹33,990 and the top variant with 12GB RAM & 256GB storage is priced at ₹35,990. iQOO 7 is available in two color variants- Storm Black and Solid Ice Blue. iQOO 7 Legend has two variants- one with 8GB RAM & 128GB storage and another with 12GB RAM & 256GB storage. The 8GB RAM variant is priced at ₹39,990, while the 12GB RAM variant is priced at ₹43,990. The phone has a single Legendary color option representing BMW Motorsport. Pre-orders for both the phones will be starting on May 1, on Amazon India & iQOO.com. Launch offers on the iQOO 7 include a ₹2,000 discount on ICICI Bank credit card and EMI transactions, ₹2,000 discount coupons from Amazon, and no-cost EMI options. Customers pre-ordering the iQOO 7 Legend will get a ₹3,000 discount on ICICI Bank credit card and EMI transactions and ₹2,000 discount coupons from Amazon along with no-cost EMI options.