iQOO Neo 5SE goes official with 144Hz display and Snapdragon 870 chipset

Alongside the Neo 5S, iQOO also unveiled a slightly cheaper Neo 5SE in China. The iQOO Neo 5SE packs Snapdragon 870 instead of Snapdragon 888 and there are some downgrades for a price cut out. Let’s have a look at the specifications, features, availability, and expected price of the iQOO Neo 5SE in Nepal.

iQOO Neo 5SE Overview:

Display and Design

iQOO Neo 5SE sports a 6.67-inch IPS LCD panel with a Full HD +resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels which results in a 20:9 aspect ratio. It has supports for 144Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. Moreover, it has a center-aligned punch-hole cutout for a selfie camera.

iQOO Neo 5SE Design and Display

The device is 8.5mm thick and weighs around 189g. It looks quite similar to Neo 5S with a rectangular camera module on the top left corner. Note that, it comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack which was missing on Neo 5S. Moreover, the phone is available in three different color options: Black, White, and Aurora.


iQOO Neo 5SE flaunts a triple camera setup at the back. The setup is led by a 50MP main sensor with an aperture of f/1.8. It is followed by an 8MP ultrawide lens with an aperture of f/2.2 and 1200 field of view. In addition, there is a 2MP macro camera for macro shots.

Upfront, it has a 16MP selfie snapper with an f/2.5 aperture. Taking about the video quality, it can record up to 4K@30fps from the rear camera while you can only go up to 1080p@30fps from the front camera.

Performance and Memory

Under the hood, the phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset based on 7nm technology. It is a 5G chipset with an octa-core CPU having 3.2GHz of maximum frequency. Similarly, Adreno 650 GPU handles the graphics. On the software front, it runs on Android 11 with Origin OS Ocean on top.

The phone is available with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM. You can choose between 128GB or 256GB of storage with the 8GB RAM variant while you only get the 256GB option with the 12GB RAM model. Unfortunately, it also misses out on a MicroSD card slot.

Battery & Other Specs

Powering the phone is a 4500mAh battery which supports 55W of fast charging via a Type-C port. The phone features a stereo speakers setup and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Furthermore, it supports 5G, (2.4/5Ghz) Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b//n/ac/6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, and NFC.

iQOO Neo 5SE Specifications:

  • Body: 164.7  76.7 x 8.5 mm, 189g
  • Display: 6.67-inch IPS LCD panel, HDR10, 650 nits (typ)
  • Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels)
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Touch Sampling Rate: 240Hz
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (7nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1x 3.2GHz Kryo 585 & 3x 2.42GHz Kryo 585 & 4x 1.80GHz Kryo 585)
  • GPU: Adreno 650
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • OS & UI: Android 11, OriginOS Ocean
  • Rear Camera: Triple Cameras
    • Primary: 50MP with f/1.8, PDAF
    • Ultrawide: 8MP with f/2.2, 120-degree FOV
    • Macro: 2MP with f/2.4
  • Front Camera: 16MP with f/2.0
  • Video : Resolutions
    • Rear: 4k@30fps, 1080p@30fps
    • Front: 1080p@30fps
  • Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack, Stereo Speakers
  • Security: Fingerprint (Side-Mounted) & Face Unlock (Software-Based)
  • Battery: 4500mAh
  • Charging:
    • Wired: 55W
  • IP-Certification: Not Available
  • Color: Black, White, Aurora

iQOO Neo 5SE Price in Nepal and Availability

iQOO Neo 5SE is available in China at a starting price of CNY 2,199. We expect the iQOO Neo 5SE price in Nepal to start at around PR 43,999 when it launches in Nepal.

iQOO Neo 5SEPrice in ChinaPrice in Nepal (Expected)
8/128GBCNY 2,199NPR 43,999
8/256GBCNY 2,399NPR 47,999
12/256GBCNY 2,599NPR  51,999
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