The Chinese smartphone company vivo announced the iQOO series as its gaming lineup. First, it was the iQOO with Snapdragon 855 chipset that eventually got updated to Snapdragon 855+ with a new name – iQOO Pro. There was a more affordable variant called iQOO Neo with a Snapdragon 845, and this device has also received a successor named vivo iQOO Neo 855.
The name obviously reveals the upgrade is the chipset – it is the Snapdragon 855 platform by Qualcomm. This comes alongside faster charging – instead of 22.5W, now the Neo can reach 33W, which should fill the 4,500 mAh battery 30% faster than the original Neo.
Otherwise, the phone is pretty much the same – a 6.38” Super AMOLED panel with waterdrop notch and UD fingerprint scanner, three cameras on the back and the very same Funtouch 9 interface, based on Android Pie.
Since the iQOO Neo 855 is a gaming smartphone, it has some software boosters to get the most of the hardware – they are called Game Magic Box + Game Space 2.5. There is also a liquid cooling solution that brings a thin long pipe with actual liquid inside and a Cooling Turbo thermal management feature that “efficiently dissipates” heat across the whole device and the CPU and GPU can work uninterrupted in high frequencies.
Offered in three colors (Purple, Aurora White, Black), the iQOO Neo 855 has four price tags – starting from CNY1,998 for 6/64 GB variant (the only one with UFS 2.1 memory chip, all the others are UFS 3.0), and going as high as CNY2,698 for the 8/256 GB option.
The phone can be pre-ordered until October 31 – after that, it will start shipping and will appear in retail stores.
Source (in Chinese)