The iQOO Neo7 has a Dimensity 8200 processor, a large 6.78″ 120Hz display, and a fast-charging 5,000mAh battery. Its design is retro, drawing inspiration from 8-bit gaming and Polaroid cameras, despite the fact that it is more of a gaming phone than a camera phone.
The Dimensity 8200, a 4nm chipset, brings a Mali-G610 MC6 GPU and support for high refresh rate displays to that end. The CPU has four Cortex-A78 cores, one of which can reach 3.1GHz, three others that can reach 3.0GHz, and four A55 cores that can reach 2.0GHz.
The Neo7 phones have 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and the FuntouchOS 13 system (based on Android 13) has the ability to add 8 virtual gigabytes via the Extended RAM 3.0 feature. As is always the case, cooling is critical for long-term performance, so iQOO has outfitted the phone with a large vapour chamber as well as multiple layers of graphite sheets. It’s worth noting that, just as the iQOO 11 was India’s first Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 phone, the Neo7 is the country’s first Dimensity 8200 phone.
Moving on to the display, it is a 6.78″ AMOLED panel (up from 6.62″ on the Neo6) with 1,080 x 2,400px resolution (20:9). It has a refresh rate of up to 120Hz (with 60 and 90Hz options for content, plus 30Hz for the Always On Display). The maximum brightness that users can manually set is 500 nits, but the high brightness mode raises that to 1,000 nits. The display has HDR10+ certification.
Returning to gaming, the display is normally set to 300Hz for touch sampling, but there is also a 1,200Hz instant mode. In Ultra Game Mode, there are also motion controls that make use of the gyroscope and accelerometer. You can assign custom actions to six different motions: left hand lifting, right hand lifting, left leaning, right leaning, horizontal forwards pressing and horizontal backwards pressing.
The New State game supports motion control out of the box, with more to come (including Call of Duty Mobile). Furthermore, the game can run at 90fps on the Neo7, and Battlegrounds Mobile India will soon support 90fps (should be done by the end of March). The Ultra graphics setting is supported by Call of Duty Mobile.
The Neo7 improves on the FlashCharge system, now supporting 120W. This means that a 1-50% charge takes 10 minutes and a full 1-100% charge takes 25 minutes. In comparison, the Neo6’s 80W system required 12 minutes and 32 minutes.
And with a smaller battery – the new model has 5,000mAh capacity, while the phone from last year has 300mAh less. It’s worth noting that there are two charging modes: Fast, which keeps temperatures low, and Super Fast, which charges at full speed. The battery is rated to withstand 1,000 charge/discharge cycles before reaching 80% capacity.
Before we go, we should mention the camera. The ISOCELL GW3 sensor in the Neo7 is a 64MP 1/1.97″ sensor based on ISOCELL 2.0 technology (the Neo6 used a 64MP GW1P sensor). The ultra wide camera was removed for this generation, leaving only the main module, plus a macro and a depth module, to keep it company. As previously stated, this is more of a gaming phone than a camera phone.
Before we get to the price, iQOO says that the Neo7 will be updated to Android 15 and will receive security patches every couple of months for the next three years.
The Neo7’s base 8GB/128GB edition costs INR29,999 ($360), while the 12GB/256GB model costs INR33,999 ($410). Certain bank cards qualify for an instant INR1,500 discount.