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iQOO 3 5G debuts in India, but do you really care?

The phone features “Monster Touch” pressure-sensitive gaming buttons on the sides.


What you need to know

  • Vivo’s iQOO sub-brand today launched its first 5G smartphone in India.
  • The gaming-focused iQOO 3 5G is powered by a Snapdragon 865 chipset and packs a large 4,440mAh battery.
  • It will be available in the country starting March 4 for a starting price of ₹36,990 ($515).

Vivo’s iQOO sub-brand announced its first Snapdragon 865-powered smartphone at simultaneous launch events held in China and India today. Just like the Realme X50 Pro 5G launched in India yesterday, the new iQOO 3 5G comes with 5G connectivity and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset.

The iQOO 3 will be available in three variants in India. While the 8GB/128GB variant with 4G connectivity has been priced at ₹36,990 ($515), the 8GB/256GB variant will cost ₹39,990 ($556). The 5G-enabled variant of the phone with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage has been priced at ₹44,990 ($626) in the country. All three variants will go on sale via Flipkart from March 4.

The iQOO 3 5G comes with a 6.44-inch FHD+ E3 Super AMOLED display with 180Hz touch sampling rate and a hole-punch cutout on the top-right corner. As you would expect, the panel is HDR10+ compliant and includes an in-display fingerprint sensor as well. iQOO claims the phone is class-leading in terms of performance, thanks to the latest Snapdragon 865 chipset, up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage.

In the camera department, the iQOO 3 5G has a quad-camera array at the back with a 48MP main sensor, 13MP telephoto lens with 20x digital zoom, 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. At the front of the phone is a 16MP selfie camera. Keeping the lights on is a 4,440mAh battery with 55W fast charging. iQOO says it takes just under 50 minutes for the phone’s battery to be fully charged. The phone will ship with Android 10 out of the box, with the brand’s custom iQOO UI running on top.

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OnePlus Nord confirmed by OnePlus, will launch July 21

The Oneplus Nord, formerly referred to as the Oneplus Z and the OnePlus 8 Lite prior to that, has been a source of much speculation since the launch of the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro (Read our OnePlus 8 Pro review here). The Nord was rumored to be a spiritual successor to the OnePlus X, the company’s 2015 budget phone.On July 4, OnePlus official confirmed the phone with a video entitled “OnePlus Nord – Dear Past”The video doesn’t explicitly make any references to what the Nord will exactly be aside from a phone, but it’s apparent that OnePlus is considering a Nord a return to their budget roots.In addition to that, we also now have an official launch date, thanks to Amazon India. While the page remains up, Amazon India had previously listed an AR invite with the text “Made to be experienced 21st of July.”In addition, the page also confirms one key feature of the OnePlus Nord, the processor.The Nord will feature the Snapdragon 765G 5G, a 5G-enabled upper-mid range processor we’ve seen in devices such as the Nokia 8.3 5G and the LG Velvet.The page also hints that more features will be unveiled “soon”, though it is unclear what exactly this means. Will the page be updated continuously in the lead-up to the launch of the OnePlus Nord? Or will all only be revealed upon the launch of the device? Only time will tell. 

The bagel-shaped MOGICS should be your new travel companion

We all have gadgets. Some of us more than others, sure, but we all have phones now. And some of us have smart watches, tablets, portable gaming options, drones, and more.When it comes to traveling with our gear, it can be a pain in the butt to pack so many chargers and plugs. Then you have to figure out where and how you’re going to plug in.The MOGICS Power Bagel, just $36.95, is that sort of “thing you never knew existed, but now you really need it” device. And for good reason.Rather than packing a full power strip or bringing a bunch of separate adapters with you, reach for this travel unit with five international AC sockets and dual USB ports.At around three inches it’s small enough to put in your pocket, and thanks to its circular design, it eliminates the conflicting sizes that’s common with adapters. What’s more, the adjustable cord comes with auto-lock stoppers to keep everything nice and tidy.MOGICS Power Bagel5 AC sockets (UK, EU, AU, and 2 US) plus 2 USB ports for multi-device pluggingUSB ports allow fast chargingRing design makes plugs & connectors fit the power strip; no outlet wastedBrilliant blue LED lights up when power is connectedIntegrated 3ft length-adjustable cord w/ auto-lock mechanismBuy Yours!Initially offered on Kickstarter at $50, we can see why it was so popular, raking in nearly one half million dollars in funding. Visit the AndroidGuys Deals Store today and you’ll get yours for just $36.95. Choose from black and white colors.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

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