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IQOO Neo 5 SE, Neo 5S 5G flagship killer smartphones announced

IQOO Neo 5 SE

The Chinese brand, IQOO, today announced two new flagship killer 5G smartphones called Neo 5 SE and Neo 5S in its homeland. Let's start with the Neo 5 SE: the device, which weigh less than 190 grams, has a 6.67-inch Full HD+ LCD screen with 144Hz refresh rate (variable). The display also supports DCI-P3 and can be as bright as 650 nits.

The hardware is driven by an octa-core Snapdragon 870 chipset, which is accompanied by 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. More storage options are offered to those who desire more. At the rear of the smartphone are triple cameras - 50MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, and 2MP depth.

Above the display in the punch hole is a 16MP camera for taking selfie. The IQOO Neo 5 SE have dual stereo speakers, 3.5mm audio jack, and it rely on a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for biometrics. More importantly, it runs OriginOS based on Android 11 out-of-the-box.

IQOO Neo 5 SE Specifications

  • Display: 6.67-inch Full HD+ (2400x1080) LCD, 144Hz variable refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+, DCI-P3 color gamut, up to 650 nits brightness
  • Processor: Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 7nm 64-bit chipset
  • GPU: Adreno 650
  • RAM: 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB (UFS 3.1)
  • Rear Camera (Triple): 50MP, f/1.8 aperture, LED flash; 8MP ultra-wide angle (120°) camera with f/2.2 aperture; 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front Camera: 16MP, f/2.0 aperture
  • Audio: Stereo speakers, 3.5mm audio jack, Hi-Res Audio
  • Water Protection: None
  • Operating System: Android 11, OriginOS Ocean
  • Biometrics: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • SIM: Dedicated dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Connectivity: 5G (SA/NSA), Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ax (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS/GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 164.70×76.68x8.53mm
  • Weight: 189 grams
  • Battery: 4,500mAh, 55W fast charging

IQOO Neo 5S

The Neo 5S is a big brother as it features a more beautiful 6.62-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen that touts 120Hz refresh rate and 1300 nits peak brightness. It also packed a more powerful processor, the Snapdragon 888.

At its back are 48MP f/1.8 main camera with optical image stabilization, 13MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle camera, and 2MP f/2.4 macro camera, while a 16MP selfie camera is equipped inside the punch hole above the display.

While its battery capacity is the same as the Neo 5 SE, the Neo 5S supports a faster 66W fast charging. Furthermore, its biometric security is more robust as it has an in-display fingerprint sensor.

IQOO Neo 5S Specifications

  • Display: 6.62-inch Full HD+ (2400x1080) AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+, 105% NTSC color gamut, MEMC, up to 1300 nits brightness
  • Processor: Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5nm 64-bit chipset
  • GPU: Adreno 660
  • RAM: 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB (UFS 3.1)
  • Rear Camera (Triple): 48MP (Sony IMX598), f/1.8 aperture, OIS, LED flash; 13MP ultra-wide angle (120°) camera with f/2.2 aperture; 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front Camera: 16MP, f/2.0 aperture
  • Audio: USB-C Audio, stereo speakers, Hi-Fi Audio
  • Water Protection: None
  • Operating System: Android 11, OriginOS Ocean
  • Biometrics: In-display fingerprint sensor
  • SIM: Dedicated dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Connectivity: 5G (SA/NSA), Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ax (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS/GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 163.22×76.4x8.39mm
  • Weight: 197 grams
  • Battery: 4,500mAh, 66W fast charging

Pricing

IQOO Neo 5 SE 8GB/128GB -> CN¥2199 (US$344)
IQOO Neo 5 SE 8GB/256GB -> CN¥2399 (US$376)
IQOO Neo 5 SE 12GB/256GB -> CN¥2599 (US$407)
IQOO Neo 5S 8GB/128GB -> CN¥2699 (US$423)
IQOO Neo 5S 8GB/256GB -> CN¥2899 (US$454)
IQOO Neo 5S 12GB/256GB -> CN¥3199 (US$501)

The former comes in Mineral Blue, Crystal White, and Phantom gradient colors, while the later will be available in Black, Orange, and Blue colors. Pre-orders begin today. Shipping will start on December 24th and December 28th, respectively.




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