IQOO may soon introduce foldable, rollable, and sliding phones. The trademark site has revealed the names QOO Fold, iQOO Roll, and iQOO Slide. The phones may compete with those from Samsung, Xiaomi, and the rumoured Google Fold.
The trademark makes no mention of hardware characteristics or design.
iQOO’s device portfolio is continuously expanding, spanning the mid-range and flagship segments. In India, the company recently launched the iQOO 7 series, followed by the iQOO Z3. Now, it appears that the Vivo-sub brand is preparing foldable and rollable phones, following in the footsteps of Google, Xiaomi, Samsung, and other OEMs. The monikers iQOO Roll, iQOO Fold, and iQOO Slide have been identified on the China trademark site by well-known tipster Mukul Sharma.
He Tweeted that
So yes, iQOO Roll, iQOO Fold, and iQOO Slide are the monikers of the company’s potential rollable, foldable, and sliding smartphones. Feel free to retweet. #iQOO #iQOORoll #iQOOFold #iQOOSlide
While the names do not reveal the prospective design or hardware configuration, they do imply that the business is working on a rollable and sliding phone, in addition to a foldable phone. Vivo’s experience in phone design might be used by the corporation. More information about iQOO’s planned unique offers should be available in the following days.
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iQoo Roll, iQoo Fold, and iQoo Slide are in the works
According to a fresh source, the Vivo-sub brand’s future phones could be the iQoo Roll, iQoo Fold, and iQoo Slide. The company has developed smartphones in both the mid-range and flagship segments, but it now appears that there are intentions to enter the foldable market. The three names have apparently been seen on a Chinese trademark website, implying that they would make their debut in China first. There are no more specifics available for the three rumoured phones, and Vivo has yet to release a foldable or rollable phone.
Vivo, iQoo’s parent company, does not currently have a foldable, rollable, or sliding phone in its inventory, so it’s intriguing to see that its sub-brand is working toward them. However, back in April, Vivo and Oppo were said to be working on foldable phones. These rumoured phones were reported to fold inwards, similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold series. This rumoured Vivo phone could be released as the iQoo Fold under the iQoo brand.
It should be noted that neither iQoo nor Vivo have released any information about a foldable or rollable smartphone, therefore this information should be treated with caution.
The iQoo Z3 was just announced in India as a mid-tier product with a starting price of Rs. 19,990 for the 6GB + 128GB option. Previously, it introduced the iQoo 7 series, which includes the iQoo 7 and iQoo 7 Legend, both of which are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series SoCs.
Last week, the iQOO Z3 was released in India.
In other developments, the iQOO Z3 was released last week in India. The phone has a 6.58-inch FHD+ LCD display with a refresh rate of 120Hz, a resolution of 2400 1080 pixels, a 20:9 aspect ratio, a waterdrop notch, HDR10+, and a 96 percent NTSC Color Gamut. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G SoC with an Adreno 620 GPU, up to 8GB LPDDR4x RAM, and up to 256GB UFS 2.2 internal storage that can be expanded with a microSD card. The phone also has 3GB of virtual RAM.
The iQOO Z3 is powered by an Android 11-based iQOO UI custom skin and has a 4,400mAh battery with 55W fast charging capabilities. The iQOO Z3 5G features a triple-camera configuration on the rear, including a 64MP (f/1.79 aperture) Samsung ISOCELL GW3 primary sensor with LED light and EIS, an 8MP (f/2.2 aperture) ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP (f/2.4 aperture) depth sensor. It boasts a front-facing 16MP camera for selfies and video chats, as well as a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security.