Vivo announces iQOO Z1, Dimensity 1000+ SoC Gaming phone


iQOO brand belongs to the Vivo main brand. The sub-brand focuses on making gaming specific android smartphones with focus on performance and usability. The new iQOO Z1 specifications include a new MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000+ SoC which is the defining attribute of the phone. In fact, the phone is really just a iQOO Neo3 5G with just the Snapdragon 865 processor swapped out for the Dimensity chip.

Vivo iQOO Z1 Specifications and Features

In terms of design the phone comes with a glossy back along with a punch-hole display. The camera punch-hole lies at the right side of the display instead of the left like others. Since, the iQOO is a gaming phone, the screen also has a high refresh rate of 144Hz. iQOO display measures at 6.57-inches and has a FULL HD resolution of 2408×1080 pixels.

The performance of a gaming phone is all that matters really, so iQOO comes with a custom performance boosting system, Multi-Turbo 3.5. This allows for increased performance during gaming sessions. There’s also an inbuilt liquid cooling that keeps the phone cool with quick heat dissipation. In terms of pure specs, iQOO Z1 hardware comprises of a Mediatek Dimensity 1000+ chipset along with three different RAM/storage configurations – 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, and 8GB/256GB.


At the back there is a triple camera setup with a 48MP main camera. There’s also an 8MP ultrawide and a 2MP macro camera. As for the front camera, there’s a 16MP sensor tugged inside the hole-punch display.

iQOO Z1 also comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner instead of an indisplay fingerprint scanner in flagships. iQOO Z1 also packs a pretty large 4500 mAh battery for gaming. So, the phone can last a while even while gaming. Even if the juice runs out, iQOO Z1 supports a 44W SuperFlash fast charging support. So, no long breaks are necessary while waiting for the phone to charge.

iQOO Z1 Price and Where to Buy

iQOO Z1 price for the base model with 6GB/128GB config. is CNY 2,198($310). For the 8GB/128GB variant, it costs CNY 2,498($352). As for the highest end model with 8GB/256GB option, the iQOO Z1 costs CNY 2,798($395). Currently, the phone is up for pre-orders only in China through Vivo’s website.

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