2021-06-19

iQOO Z3 with Snapdragon 768G chipset, 120Hz LCD display, Five-fold liquid cooling launched in China, starts at 1,699 yuan($260)

iQOO has launched the budget gaming-focussed smartphone, iQOO Z3 in China. The device starts at 1,699 yuan and features Snapdragon 768G 5G chipset, LCD Display with a 180Hz touch sampling rate, and more. Let’s take a look at its specs, features, and price.

iQOO Z3 with Snapdragon 768G chipset, 120Hz LCD display, Five-fold liquid cooling launched in China, starts at 1,699 yuan($260)
iQOO Z3

iQOO Z3 Price, Availability

iQOO has launched three memory variants of the iQOO Z3. The device comes in two colors- Deep Space Black, Cloud Oxygen Blue, and Nebula Gradient options. You can take a look at the pricing below:

  • iQOO Z3
    • 6GB + 128GB- 1,699 yuan($260)
    • 8GB + 128GB- 1,799 yuan($275)
    • 8GB + 256GB- 1,999 yuan($305)

The pre-orders for the device will begin today, i.e, March 25 at 20:00 Beijing time and the first sale of the device will be on April 1 at 10:00 AM local time.

The device will be available online across various e-commerce sites like Jingdong, Tmall, Vivo shop, Suning, and other major partners across the country.

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iQOO Z3 Design, Display, and Specifications


The iQOO Z3 has 3D curved glass on the back and a slimmer body for better ergonomics while gaming. That is, the device has a 2.75mm ultra-narrow middle frame, 8.5mm thickness, and weighs just 185.5 grams. 

The device features a 6.58-inch FHD+ LCD waterdrop display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate.  This display also has a resolution of 2408×1080 pixels, 401 PPI, supports HDR, has a 90.61% screen-body ratio, covers 96% NTSC color gamut, and has a 1500:1 contrast ratio.

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Under the hood, the device sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G 5G chipset. This chipset is paired with LPDDR 4x 6/8GB RAM and 128/256GB UFS 2.2 storage.

iQOO Z3 gaming-focused features

iQOO Z3 has memory fusion technology that makes a typical 8GB RAM function like an 11GB version. Along with this, the device is paired with UFS 2.2 storage and supports Multi-Turbo 5.0 for smartly managing the storage while gaming.

Further, the device has Eagle Eye Mode 2.0, multi-channel support, and 4D game vibration along with a Game Box function. It also has an array of 5G Antenna spread across the device like the iQOO 7 for better reception while gaming.

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iQOO Z3 with Snapdragon 768G chipset, 120Hz LCD display, Five-fold liquid cooling launched in China, starts at 1,699 yuan($260)
iQOO Z3 Cooling

iQOO Z3 with Snapdragon 768G chipset, 120Hz LCD display, Five-fold liquid cooling launched in China, starts at 1,699 yuan($260)
5G Antennas

iQOO Z3 with Snapdragon 768G chipset, 120Hz LCD display, Five-fold liquid cooling launched in China, starts at 1,699 yuan($260)
Gaming functions

For cooling, iQOO has brought a Five-fold liquid-cooled cooling system. This system has a mix of thermal gel and copper pipes beneath to help the temps control by about 10-degrees as claimed by the company. 

iQOO Z3 Camera and other features

For cameras, the iQOO Z3 has a triple-camera layout on the back. The setup has a f/1.79 64MP main lens, 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide with 120-degree FOV, and a 2MP f/2.4 macro lens. Upfront, there is a 16MP f/2.0 selfie shooter.

Camera features include 10x digital zoom support, Night mode, AI polar night selfies, Vlog creation templates, the style filter, Big movie mode, EFB continuous focus tracking, old photo repair 2.0, and other functions.

iQOO Z3 with Snapdragon 768G chipset, 120Hz LCD display, Five-fold liquid cooling launched in China, starts at 1,699 yuan($260)

For connectivity, we have Wi-Fi 5GHz, Bluetooth 5.1 with aptX HD code support, SA/NSA 5G. The device also has all necessary sensors including Gyroscope for gaming.

Other features include a 4400mAh battery with 55W FlashCharge support, 3.5mm audio jack, Type-C port, side-mounted fingerprint, face unlock, OriginOS for iQOO 1.0 based on Android 11.