Manufacturers are stylishly charting out into the gaming smartphone niche and the likes of Black Shark have made a name for themselves there.
The thing with those smartphones, though, is that they come at a premium. We don’t blame them either, seeing as they take a lot of high-end parts to make. All that could change now with vivo bringing what could be the cheapest gaming smartphone to the market.
When Qualcomm launched the SD 870 chipset, they claimed that it is one of their fastest ever and they even brought a gaming twist to it. Thus, we know that vivo meant it when they said that their upcoming iQOO Neo5 will have a gaming twist to it.
The best thing about the device is that it would sell for $385. Before you get too excited, though, that is the price for the Chinese market. We expect to see about 30% uptick in that price when it makes it to other markets. Even then, though, the device will still be much more affordable than most gaming units and a host of other high-end devices with comparable specs.
The Neo5 is already impressive with the offering of a dual core display chip which allows up to 120Hz display refresh rate and a touch sampling rate of 1000Hz. Yes, that is as massive as they come.
The 6.6-inch unit will have support for HDR10+, charge in as fast as 30 minutes and offer 4D vibration, among other things.