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IQOO Z5x with Dimensity 900, 44W fast charging, 5G officially launched

IQOO Z5x in black, white, and orange colors

IQOO has announced Z5x, its latest smartphone in China. This is a downgrade compared to the Z5 that was released by the firm some weeks back. The Z5x features a 6.58-inch LCD display with 120Hz refresh rate that boasts of Full HD+ resolution and DCI-P3 color gamut, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

Under-the-hood is a Dimensity 900 octa-core chipset that is 5G-activated, coupled with 6GB RAM or 8GB RAM depending on the variant. The storage is also offered in 128GB and 256GB options, but there is no MicroSD card onboard. However, users can add 3GB virtual RAM under the settings to expand the phone total RAM.

Photography is handled by a dual camera system embedded at the rear; the main camera has a 50MP sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, while the secondary camera has a 2MP macro lens with an f/2.4 aperture. There is also an 8MP f/2.0 camera at the front under the waterdrop notch for taking selfie.

The IQOO Z5x boots Android with OriginOS out-of-the-box. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for biometric security, and at the other side of the phone is a dual SIM slot that can accommodate two SIM cards at a time. Furthermore, the device has a 3.5mm audio jack with Hi-Res audio support.

In terms of connectivity, it supports 5G (SA/NSA), Dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 802.11ax (dual band) , GPS + GLONASS + Beidou, and USB Type-C. The smartphone measures 163.95×75.30×8.50mm, weigh 189 grams, and is offered in three different colors namely Black, White, and Orange. It is fuelled by a 5,000mAh battery with 44W fast charging support.

The basic version with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at CN¥1499 (US$234), the 8GB/128GB version at CN¥1599 (US$250), while the top-end version with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will be sold for CN¥1799 (US$281). Sales has already begin in China, but there is no information about global availability yet.

IQOO Z5x Key Specifications

  • Display: 6.58-inch Full HD+ (2408x1080) IPS LCD, 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Processor: 2.4GHz Octa-Core Dimensity 900 6nm chipset
  • GPU: Mali-G68 MC4
  • RAM: 6GB / 8GB (LPDDR4x)
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB (UFS 2.1)
  • Camera(s): 8MP (front) / 50MP+2MP (rear)
  • OS: Android 11, OriginOS 1.0
  • Battery: 5,000mAh, 44W fast charging

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