iQOO has finally launched its new iQOO Z3 smartphone in India after a series of teasers. Today, the company launched the iQOO Z3 in India via a virtual event due to the ongoing second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The phone was earlier launched in China, but with the launch in India, the phone has finally made its international debut.
Commenting on the launch, Gagan Arora, Director-Marketing – iQOO, said, “With iQOO Z3, we aim to bring outstanding performance in the mid-range segment, making fast 5G experience available to more customers. Being the first smartphone to be launched in India top-of-the-line Snapdragon 768G processor, iQOO Z3 is a fully loaded performance pioneer, designed to deliver unrestricted gaming experience as well as novel photography and video shooting capabilities to Gen-Z customers.” He further added, “Whether it’s performance, photography, design, 5G connection, or innovations beyond imagination, iQOO always focuses on consumers and provides product portfolios that meet their diverse needs.”
The all-new iQOO Z3 features a 6.58-inch full-HD+ LCD with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 180Hz touch sampling rate, and 401ppi pixel density. The screen-to-body ratio is close to 91%. The iQOO Z3 is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 768G chipset, an octa-core processor clocked at 2.8GHz, paired with Adreno 620 GPU up to 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB or 256GB onboard UFS 2.2 storage. However, users can expand the storage up to 1TB via a microSD card. Sadly, the iQOO Z3 comes with a hybrid slot that can take two SIM cards or a SIM card along with a microSD card. Interestingly, the phone comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
iQOO Z3 comes with a Five-Layer Liquid Cooling System, comprised of a liquid cooling pipe, 5814mm2 graphite layer sheet, cooling copper foil, thermal gel, and six temperature sensors. As per the claims made by the brand, this cooling system can help reduce the core temperature by 10℃ when required.
In terms of optics, the iQOO Z3 sports a triple rear camera setup on the back. There is a 64-megapixel primary Samsung ISOCELL GW3 sensor with an f/1.79 aperture. There is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens along with a 2-megapixel macro lens. The camera app on iQOO Z3 is packed with features and modes like Super Night mode, Portrait, Photography, Video, Panorama, Live Photo, Slo-Motion, Time-Lapse, Pro mode, AR Stickers, and Doc. The rear camera is capable of capturing 4K video at 60 fps. There is a 16-megapixel selfie shooter that also comes with Super Night Selfie and various other features on the front. The iQOO Z3 comes with EFB Autofocus Tracking, which tracks the subject taking up the frame’s most considerable proportion. The tracking is continuous, and it can track faces when eyes cannot be tracked and then track human bodies when faces cannot be tracked.
iQOO Z3 runs Android 11 out of the box with Vivo’s FunTouch OS 11.1 skin on top. The phone packs a 4000mAh battery with support for 55W fast charging that can charge the phone from 0% to 50% in just 19 minutes. Connectivity options on the phone include 5G, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS, and a USB Type-C.
The phone is available in two color variants- Ace Black and Cyber Blue. Otherwise, there are three variants based on hardware configuration- 6GB RAM & 128GB storage, 8GB RAM & 128GB storage, 8GB RAM & 256GB storage. The base variant costs ₹19,990, whereas the variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at ₹20,990, and the top variant is priced at ₹22,990. iQOO Z3 is available for purchase on iQOO.com and Amazon India. Various launch offers include a seven-day No Questions Asked Return Policy with a 100% money-back guarantee, ₹1,500 off on ICICI Bank debit and credit cards and ₹1,000 off on Amazon coupons, and no-cost EMI options up to 9 months.