iQOO 8 with AMOLED Display of 120Hz, Snapdragon 888 and 120W Fast Charging, Officially Launched in China


  • Vivo officially launched iQOO 8 on 7th August 2021 in China
  • It is the vanilla version among the smartphones in the iQOO 8 Series
  • The expected cost of iQOO 8 in Nepal is Rs. 72,000 and Rs. 80,000 for the 8/128 GB and 12/256 GB.

Vivo announced the iQOO 8 Series on 17th August 2021. The flagship series includes iQOO 8 and iQOO 8 Pro. Here, we are discussing the iQOO 8 in detail. As the smartphone is selling with the starting price of CNY 3,799 for the base variant in China, the expected price for the iQOO 8 in Nepal is NPR 72,000 for the 8/128 GB model and NPR 80,000 for the 12/256 GB.

iQOO 8 Overview

iQOO 8 is a flagship smartphone with an excellent display, large battery, and interestingly faster charging technology. As, compared to its sibling – iQOO 8 Pro, it is also affordable.

Design and Build Quality

iQOO 8 sports a 6.56-inches AMOLED panel with FHD+ resolution and a speedy refresh rate of 120Hz. Likewise, the smartphone has an integrated independent display chip with many advanced technologies bringing qualitative visual effects.

iQOO 8 Design and Build Quality
Design and Build Quality

It has smooth curves and a slim design with an excellent grip, letting you handle the phone with one hand. Additionally, iQOO 8 is available in three color options: Legendary Edition, White in Color, Burn (orange like color), and Shining (Black like color). It weighs 200 grams.

The rear camera sits in the L shape inside a rectangular module, while the front camera is a punch hole at the top-center of the display.

iQOO 8 supports both fingerprint recognition as well as facial recognition.


The chipset has a 5 nm process technology and a three-cluster eight-core design. Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 powers the iQOO 8, bringing anti-sky performance. Similarly, the processor further combines 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage or 12 GB RAM with 256 GB storage. Adreno 660 is responsible for the graphics handling.

iQOO 8 Processor

The smartphone packs a VC power pump liquid cooling heat dissipation system. It helps to reduce the temperature of the smartphone during heavy gaming and escorts the continuous high-performance.

iQOO 8 runs on OriginsOS on top of Android 11.


The triple camera on the iQOO 8 is the main camera, ultra-wide camera, and portrait camera. The primary camera has a 48 MP Sony IMX598 sensor with a lens aperture of f/1.79. Likewise, the ultra-wide camera has a 13 MP sensor with a 120-degree field of view and a lens aperture of f/2.2. Further, the portrait camera is also a 13 MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.46.

iQOO 8 Camera

The rear camera has features such as night scene, portrait, photo, AR cute shooting, slow motion, document correction, time slow door, time-lapse photography, etc. Likewise, the rear camera supports up to 4K video recording, and the slow-motion camera supports up to 1080p.

For video chatting and taking selfies, the smartphone has a 16 MP front camera with a lens aperture of f/2.45. Some of the shooting modes of the cameras are night scene, portrait photo, video, short video/VLOG, dynamic photo, AR cute shooting, double exposure, and dual-view video.

The Selfie camera supports 1080p @ 30fps for video recording.


iQOO 8 packs a 4,350 mAh battery and supports 120W ultra-fast charging. iQOO has the battery divided into two cells of 2,175 mAh each.

iQOO 8 Battery Charging
Battery Charging

The battery fills fully in 18 minutes. Similarly, it has a USB Type-C port via which the battery charges. 

iQOO 8 Specifications

Dimensions 159 mm x 75.1 mm x 8.6 mm (i.e. 6.26 x 2.96 x 0.34 in)
Display 6.56 inches, AMOLED
120Hz refresh rate, HDR10
1080 x 2376 pixels, 19.8:9 screen ratio
Weight 200 grams
Rear Camera Triple 48 MP Sony IMX598, f/1.8, (wide)
13 MP, f/2.2, (telephoto)
13 MP, f/2.2, 120-degree (ultra-wide)
Video 4K @30fps, 1080p @ 30fps
Front Camera Single 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide)
Video 1080p @ 30fps
RAM and Storage 8 GB RAM with 128 GB storage
12 GB RAM with 256 GB storage
Chipset Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.41 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
OS Android 11, OriginOS 
GPU Adreno 660
Battery Li-Po 4350 mAh, non-removable
Fast charging 120W
Security Fingerprint (in-display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Colors White, Black, Orange

iQOO 8 Price in Nepal and Availability

iQOO 8 price in China is CNY 3,799 for the 8/128 GB model and CNY 4,199 for the 12/256 GB model. Similarly, we expect the price of the iQOO 8 in Nepal to start at NPR 72,000 for the base model of 8/128 GB. On the other hand, the price of iQOO 8 in Nepal for the 12/256 GB may go up to NPR 80,000. However, there are no official words for the launch of the smartphone in Nepal.

iQOO 8 Variants Price in China Price in Nepal (Expected)
iQOO 8 (8/128 GB) CNY 3,799 NPR 72,000
iQOO 8 (12/256 GB) CNY 4,199 NPR 80,000

The flagship smartphones from the other brands are also available in Nepal, such as Xiaomi Mi 11 (NPR 89,999 for 8/256 GB), OnePlus 8T (NPR 85,999 for 12/256 GB), etc.

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Akriti Pant
Akriti Pant
Akriti is a content writer for Techsanchar. She covers tech related news and is a tech enthusiast. Being an IT Graduate, she loves to code and is passionate about STEM. She has been a part of the team since the beginning.

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