IQOO is definitely buzzing like its parent company Vivo. The brand that focuses on gaming and hardware has started with many releases in recent months. In addition to its flagship numbered line, the company recently introduced the iQOO Neo 6 with top specs and affordable prices. This variant is to be introduced in India with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 instead of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in the Chinese variant. The company is also preparing a new iQOO Z5 smartphone for the Chinese market with slightly different specifications. Meanwhile, the company is paving the way for a new iQOO smartphone that will belong to the mid-range segment.
Mysterious iQOO V2197A – specifications found
The mysterious iQOO smartphone has just passed the mandatory certification of China (3C). The device bears the model number V2197A, but unfortunately, there are no details about the specifications of the phone. The 3C certification only confirms the model number and states that the phone will have a fast 18 W charging. It will also support 10 W charging, but the 18 W support definitely means that iQOO will pack this device with an 18 W charger.
Obviously, the iQOO V2197A will be a mid-range smartphone. Ultimately, the 18 W charge is much lower than the company’s current standards in premium and top killer parts. We do not see every day an iQOO smartphone with mediocre specifications, but obviously, the goal here is the affordable price. Interestingly, the phone was recently located at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The MIIT is not very revealing, but it also brings some interesting details to the handset and confirms its identity as a mid-range device.
The device goes through MIIT
According to the registration, the iQOO V2197A has an octa-core processor at 2.2 GHz. It is difficult to identify this chipset just by the speed of the clock. The phone has a 6.51 inch screen with low resolution HD + 1,600 x 720 pixels. The phone also retains a 3.5 mm headphone jack, which is rarely done among smartphones nowadays. In addition, it supports memory expansion up to 1 TB. There are many variants with 4 GB, 6 GB and even 8 GB of RAM. In terms of storage, there are 128 GB or 256 GB. The 5,000 mAh battery completes the usual low-end combination and the phone will likely run Android 12 directly from the box.
Interestingly, this specification is in line with what we usually see on Vivo Y-Series smartphones. Perhaps, based on an existing Vivo Y. smartphone smartphone, it will be renamed in the future. For now, we can only wait and see.