As a special edition of the iQOO 3 flagship phone, Vivo has announced the iQOO 3 5G Transformers Limited Edition in China.
The new model shares the specifications of the regular iQOO 3 5G but flaunts an Autobots logo and a "Monster Inside" text on the back. It also features Transformers-themed icons, wallpapers, and "interactive interfaces."
Here's our roundup.
Design and Display
iQOO 3 5G Transformers Limited Edition: At a glance
The iQOO 3 5G Transformers Limited Edition comes with a carbon fiber-like rear panel with rims of the rectangular, golden-colored camera module. The frame and volume keys also get golden accents while the power button is colored orange.
Further, the phone sports a punch-hole design with a 6.44-inch Full-HD+ (1080x2400 pixels) display that comes with an integrated fingerprint reader.
For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers
Like the regular model, this edition also houses a quad rear camera setup comprising a 48MP (f/1.8) main sensor, a 13MP (f/2.5) telephoto lens, a 13MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide sensor, and a 2MP (f/2.4) depth camera.
On the front, it sports a single 16MP (f/2.5) camera.
Moreover, the front camera can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps, while the rear unit supports 4K recording at 30/60fps.
Under the hood
iQOO 3 5G Transformers Limited Edition is powered by the flagship Snapdragon 865 octa-core chipset, combined with 12GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
It runs on Android 10-based iQOO UI out-of-the-box but offers special icons and wallpapers to complement the Transformers' themed exteriors.
Under the hood, it packs a 4,400mAh battery with 55W charging support.
The Transformers Limited Edition retails in a special box
The handset comes in a special retail box including a Transformers-branded protective case and charger. The company is yet to reveal its pricing but we expect it to carry a slight premium over the standard model which costs CNY 3,798 (Rs. 40,500) for 12GB/128GB configuration.