iQOO Neo 3 5G is the first Snapdragon 865 device under $400


Vivo officially announced the long awaited iQOO Neo 3 5G today in China, and as it seems, the device is actually the first Snapdragon 865 mobile phone to be priced under the $400 dollar mark. The next contender we can think of, is the Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro, but the base model starts at 2,999 yuan in China, which is around $423 dollars. As for the vivo iQOO Neo 3 5G, the base model with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage is priced at 2,698 Yuan in China, an equivalent of around $380 US dollars.

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Vivo iQOO Neo 3 5G full pricing

The iQOO Neo 3 5G also has other memory variants. The full pricing for the Neo 3 5G includes;

  • 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM = CNY 2698 or USD 380
  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM = CNY 2998  or USD 432
  • 12 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM = CNY 3298  or UDS 465
  • 8 GB RAM + 256 GB ROM = CNY 3398  or USD 479

Vivo iQOO Neo 3 5G specifications

Specification wise, the iQOO Neo 3 features a 6.57-inch Full HD+ LCD display with 2408 × 1080 pixels resolution with a right-handed punch hole notch above the display. The screen technology is an IPS LCD with 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+ and an impressive 144Hz refresh rate.

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Under the hood, the device comes with the latest Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip running at 1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585 CPUs with Adreno 640 GPU. The UI is Android Android 10 with iQOO UI 1.0.

As far as camera is concern, you are getting a triple rear cameras with 48-megapixel primary camera with Sony IMX582 sensor, f/1.79 aperture, LED flash, EIS, 8-megapixel 120° ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 2-megapixel macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The iQOO Neo3 5G has a front camera of 16-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture.

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The iQOO Neo 3 5G has a side-placed fingerprint scanner and comes equipped with a Hi-Fi audio chip, has 3.5mm audio jack as well as dual stereo speakers. It has support for 5G SA/NSA network, Dual 4G VoLTE and Bluetooth 5.1. Fuel comes from a 4500mAh built-in battery with 44W fast charging, that can charge up to 50% in 20 minutes and 100% in 58 minutes.

Stephen Ekpa
Stephen Ekpa
Stephen is the Editor-in-Chief @DroidAfrica. His work on DroidAfrica is born out of pure passion for tech, especially as it relates to smartphones. When Steve is not writing tech, then he is reading tech.


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