Last week, China witnessed the unveiling of the iQOO Z8 smartphone, accompanied by its counterpart, the iQOO Z8x. These devices are particularly crafted for budget-friendly consumers who have an appetite for robust hardware and potent processors. Signs point towards the potential international availability of the iQOO Z8, especially after its recent sighting on the Google Play Console.
The same device, bearing the model number V2314A—identical to the one from its Chinese variant—was identified in the Google Play Console listing. The specifications shared show that it will run on an Android 13-based operating system. Additionally, the global version is slated to feature a Full HD+ display, with a 1080 x 2388-pixel resolution. Internally, it will harness the power of the Mediatek Dimensity 8200 processor, complemented by the Mali-G610 GPU, and is set to offer a substantial 12GB RAM.
The global version of iQOO Z8 made its appearance
Camera enthusiasts can expect a dual-camera setup on the iQOO Z8, consisting of a 64MP primary shooter and a 2MP depth sensor. Selfie aficionados are catered for with a 16MP front-facing camera capable of recording 1080p videos. Rounding up the feature list, the global version of the iQOO Z8 promises a 5000mAh battery, backed by 120W fast charging, and is equipped with conveniences like a headphone jack and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Given the current data, the global specifications of the iQOO Z8 seem to mirror its Chinese counterpart. The only lingering uncertainty revolves around its pricing and launch date. In the Chinese market, the starting price for the iQOO Z8 is RMB 1699, translating to roughly $235. However, history dictates that global prices tend to mark up slightly from the original Chinese pricing. Hence, a price tag slightly north of $250 wouldn't come as a surprise upon its international launch.