The gaming branch of vivo is iQOO and it already launched a midranger called iQOO Z1 with Dimensity 1000+ chipset and 44W super-fast charging. A cheaper alternative of it is going to be unveiled soon, and it is called iQOO Z1x.

We already knew it will have Snapdragon 765G chipset and a 5,000 mAh battery, but today two leaksters revealed even more details on Weibo. The iQOO Z1x will arrive with a 6.57” LCD that comes with a 120 Hz refresh rate, while the fast charging will be downgraded to 33W.

One of the leaksters said the main camera will be 48 MP, although the camera experience rarely matters in the world of gaming smartphones. What is more important is the memory – the other leakster says 8/128 GB, but the question remains whether it will be DDR5 RAM + UFS 3.0 storage, or vivo is more likely to stick with the cheaper and not so new DDR4X & UFS 2.1.

The price is the big question here – the regular iQOO Z1 started from CNY2,198, but the 8/128 GB version was CNY2,498 ($350/€320). If the Z1x is trying to reduce the price while keeping the iQOO experience, we are likely looking at the realm of CNY2,000 ($280/€250), which is the most competitive price range for midrangers, even if not all of them are gaming-oriented.

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