The iQOO branch of vivo launched today two new phones – Neo 5S with a Snapdragon 888 chipset and a Neo 5SE with a Snapdragon 870. Other highlights of these phones include ultra-fast charging and advanced cooling.
The Neo 5S is the mightier of the new duo, as it comes with plenty of flagship features, while the Neo 5SE is more affordable without making a massive compromise in specs.
vivo iQOO Neo 5S
This Snapdragon 888-powered phone has a 6.62″ AMOLED that supports a 120Hz refresh rate. The resolution is Full HD+, and the flat panel has a single punch hole for a 16MP selfie camera. There are three shooters on the back with 48MP main, 13MP ultrawide and 2MP macro units.
The battery of the Neo 5S supports 66W fast charging and comes with an increased 4,500 mAh capacity, compared with the Neo5. The new phone inherited a lot from the predecessor, including the overall size and the 11,098 sq. mm. cooling chamber.
What is new is the software – the iQOO Neo 5S ships with OriginOS Ocean (based on Android 12) out of the box. Users can already pre-order it in Orange, Blue, or Black, with prices ranging between CNY2,699 and CNY3,199, depending on the RAM+storage combination.
vivo iQOO Neo 5SE
This Neo 5SE uses the body of the vivo T1 but brings some significant improvements across the board. It is powered by the Snapdragon 870 and comes with a 6.67″ 1080p LCD with 144Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate.
The trio of cameras on the back is 50MP main, 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro, while the front-facing cam has a 16MP sensor. The battery of the Neo 5SE is 4,500 mAh, like its non-S sibling, but here the charging is capped at “just” 55W. This phone also comes with OriginOS Ocean, and just like its big brother, it has a Jovi AI assistant for the domestic market.
The vivo iQOO Neo 5SE is also on the company website, sold in White, Black, or Black/Orange gradient. Prices are between CNY2,199 and CNY2,599, depending on RAM and storage combination.