The first phone with 200W fast wired charging is now a reality – the iQOO 10 Pro. The vanilla model was also unveiled today, but that charges at “only” 120W. Let’s have a closer look starting with the Pro.
iQOO 10 Pro
The iQOO 10 Pro has a 4,700mAh battery that is split into two cells. A GaN charger pushes out an impressive 10A , which is enough to complete a full charge in just 10 minutes. The charger comes in the box and is paired with a 1.5 m (5ft) USB-C charging cable.
The phone also supports USB Power Delivery (PPS) chargers at up to 65W. There is also wireless charging at up to 50W as well as reverse charging.
Charging aside, the phone builds on where the iQOO 9 Pro left off. It upgrades to the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, of course, which advertises a 10% boost in performance with better energy efficiency to boot. The chip is paired with 8/12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256/512GB storage (UFS 3.1), it runs Android 12 with OriginOS out of the box.
The display is similar to the predecessor, a curved 6.78” E5 AMOLED panel with 1,440 x 3,200px resolution. This LTPO 3.0 panel supports a variable refresh rate up to 120Hz and has 100% DCI-P3 coverage and factory color calibration (deltaE < 0.32 ).
The 8+ Gen 1 chipset is backed by the vivo V1+ chip, which uses interpolation to increase the frame rate of games so that they can make the best of the high refresh rate display, while keeping power usage temperature in check. For example, it can run Honor of Kings for 3 hours straight at 119.09fps in a room with 26°C ambient temperature.
The V1+ has another duty to perform – it helps process images from the camera. The main module has a 50MP GN5 sensor – 1/1.56” with 1.0µm pixels. This module has an f/1.88 lens and gimbal stabilization. This cam can record 8K video.
Additionally, there is a 3x telephoto camera (69mm) with OIS and a 14.6MP sensor. Also on the back is the 150° ultra wide-angle lens, this one with a 50MP sensor. The selfie camera on the front has a 16MP sensor .
Wireless connectivity includes 5G, of course, plus Wi-Fi 6 (ax), Bluetooth 5.3 with aptX Adaptive and LDAC, the major global positioning systems and NFC. Wired connectivity is done through a USB-C port wired for 2.0 speeds.
The 10 Pro mid-frame is made out of aluminum. There is also an X-axis linear motor for haptic feedback and stereo speakers. The phone uses a large ultrasonic fingerprint reader that can unlock the phone in just 0.2 seconds.
The iQOO 10 Pro is now available for registration through the online vivo shop in China, sales will begin on July 26 (Tuesday next week). The 8/256GB model starts at CNY 5,000 ($740/€725/ ₹59,300), there is also a 12/256GB unit for CNY 5,500 and a 12/512GB “Legendary Edition” for CNY 6,000. You need to put down a CNY 100 deposit to reserve a place in the queue. This nets you a half year extension on your warranty and an iQOO backpack.
The iQOO 10 is similar to the Pro, but costs less, so some cutbacks to the battery and camera had to be made. This is still a very capable phone, however.
Battery capacity is the same at 4,700mAh, but wired charging speed has been dropped to 120W. In practical terms this means you can hit 50% state of charge in 7 minutes and get a full charge in 19 minutes. USB PD with PPS is supported up to 65W, wireless charging is not available, though.
The other change is to the camera. The main module still uses the 50MP GN5 sensor, but it now has a regular OIS. Also, the ultra wide camera is dropped to 120° FoV and 13MP resolution. This model does have a telephoto camera as well, though with only 2x magnification and 12MP resolution (IMX663). The selfie camera is a 16MP unit again.
The phone is still powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and it still features the V1+ chip for game and image enhancement. The memory configuration options are basically the same 8/12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128/256/512GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
The display is the same size at 6.78”, though this is a flat E5 AMOLED panel with a lower resolution of 1,080 x 2,400px. This is not an LTPO panel, however. The fingerprint reader here is a capacitive one and it supports two fingers at the same time. This model also has stereo speakers and an X-axis motor.
The iQOO 10 is also coming to the vivo shop on July 26, for now you can register with a CNY 100 deposit (and get the same 6 month warranty extension and iQOO backpack). The base 8/128GB unit is priced at CNY 3,700 ($550/€535/ ₹44,000). There is also an 8/256GB option for CNY 4,000, 12/256GB for CNY 4,300 and 12/512GB for CNY 4,700.