iQOO U5 goes official with Snapdragon 695 chipset and 50MP camera

After launching iQOO Neo 5S and Neo 5SE, iQOO has launched iQOO U5 in China. It is a budget smartphone with a high refresh rate display, good camera, and decent design. Let’s have a look at the specifications, features, availability, and expected price of iQOO U5 in Nepal.

iQOO U5 Overview:

Display and Design

Starting with the design, iQOO U5 comes with a 6.58-inch IPS LCD display. It still uses old fashioned waterdrop notch that houses a selfie camera. The panel has a Full HD+ resolution and supports a 120Hz refresh rate.

iQOO U5 Design and Display

The handset sports a boxy design with a plastic body. It has a squarish camera module has “iQOO” branding at the bottom. Here, you get a 3.5mm headphone jack and loudspeaker (not stereo speakers). Furthermore, it is available in three different color options: Aurora, Gray, and White.


Unfortunately, the phone has a disappointing rear camera setup. It has a dual-camera setup with a 50MP main sensor having an f/1.8 aperture. The second lens is a 2MP macro camera.

Upfront, it has an 8MP selfie snapper with an aperture of f/1.8. Likewise, you can only record up to 1080p videos at 30fps from both rear and front cameras.

Performance and Memory

Under the hood, iQOO U5 packs Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chipset. It is a budget 5G chipset that was also used in the recently launched Honor X30. The chipset features an eight-core CPU with 2.2Ghz of peak clock speed and Adreno 619 for graphics works. Moreover, you also get 5 layer liquid cooling in the device.

The phone is available in three different memory configurations: 4/128GB, 6/128GB, and 8/128GB. It also features a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. At last, it runs on the latest Android 12 with Origin OS Ocean on top.

Rest of the Specs

Fueling the phone is a big 5000mAh battery that supports 18W charging. It features a fingerprint on the power button and uses Type-C port charging. Furthermore, it support 5G, (2.4/5Ghz) Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, and GPS.

iQOO U5 Specifications:

  • Body: 164 x 75.8 x 8.3 mm, 185g
  • Display: 6.58-inch IPS LCD panel, HDR10
  • Resolution: Full HD+ (2408 x 1080 pixels)
  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (6nm)   
  • CPU: Octa-core (2x 2.2Ghz Kryo 660 Gold & 6x 1.7Ghz Kryo 660 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 619
  • RAM: 4/6/8GB
  • Storage: 128GB UFS 2.2 (Expandable)
  • OS & UI: Android 12, Origin OS Ocean
  • Rear Camera: Dual Cameras
    • Primary: 50MP with f/1.8, PDAF
    • Macro: 2MP with f/2.4
  • Front Camera: 8MP with f/1.8
  • Video : Resolutions
    • Rear: 1080p@30fps
    • Front: 1080p@30fps
  • Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack, Loudspeaker
  • Security: Fingerprint (Side-Mounted) & Face Unlock (Software-Based)
  • Battery: 5000mAh
  • Charging:
    • Wired: 18W
  • Color: Aurora, Gray, White

iQOO U5 Price in Nepal and Availability

iQOO U5 will be up for pre-order in China from English new year. It starts at CNY 1,299 and goes up to 1,499 depending upon variants. We expect the iQOO U5 price in Nepal to start at around NPR 25,999 if it launches in Nepal.

iQOO U5Price in ChinaPrice in Nepal (Expected)
4/128GBCNY 1,299NPR 25,999
6/128GBCNY 1,399NPR 27,999
8/128GBCNY 1,499NPR 29,999
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