iQOO’s Z lineup is very popular among budget customers. While the iQOO Z7 is still under wraps, its younger sibling, the iQOO Z7i is now launched in China. It’s the world’s first phone to be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 6020 5G chipset. Let’s get into the specs, features, and expected price of the iQOO Z7i in Nepal.
iQOO Z7i Overview:
Design and Display
Talking of the design, iQOO takes some cues from its Vivo siblings. The design here is pretty thin and lightweight with a thickness of 8.15mm and 186g weight. The Ice Panel version sports a reflective back panel while the Moon Shadow goes with a plain black, yet shiny finish. Likewise, the frame has flat edges, providing a boxy form factor to the Z7i. The smartphone has a 6.51-inch IPS LCD panel with a static 60Hz refresh rate. It has an HD+ resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels and supports up to 16.7 million colors with an 88.99% screen-to-body ratio.
The Z7i packs a MediaTek Dimensity 6020 chipset under the hood, making it the first phone to pack this new SoC. This 5G silicon is based on TSMC’s 7nm fabrication process. It is an octa-core processor with two Cortex-A76 cores at 2.2GHz and six power-efficient cortex A-55 cores running at 2.0GHz. The graphics are handled by a Mali G57 GPU.
Looking at the core architecture, the Arm cores, and GPU are very identical to Dimensity 700 5G chip. So, iQOO might launch the Z7i with a Dimensity 700 processor instead globally, as the previous rumors suggested.
The smartphone is available in three memory configurations: 4/128GB, 6/128GB, and 8/128 GB. And it boots on OriginOS Ocean 13 (Funtouch OS 13) built on top of Android 13.
Coming to the optics, the iQOO Z7i houses a dual camera setup. The primary camera is an f/2.2 13MP sensor with autofocus, while the secondary lens is a 2MP macro unit. On the front side, you get a 5MP camera for selfies and video calls. Both front and back cameras are capable of recording up to 1080p videos at 30fps.
Rest of the Specs
Fueling the smartphone is a 5000mAh battery. It gets 15W fast charging alongside OTG reverse charging support. Connectivity option on the Z7i include 5G, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. For biometrics, the phone houses a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
iQOO Z7i Specifications:
- Body: 164.05 x 75.60 x 8.15mm; 186g
- Display: 6.51-inch IPS LCD, 60Hz refresh rate, DC Dimming
- Resolution: HD+ (1600 x 900 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: Mediatek Dimensity 6020 5G (7nm)
- Memory: Up to 8GB RAM, Up to 128GB storage
- OS: Android 13-based OriginOS Ocean 13 (Funtouch OS 13)
- Rear Camera: Dual (13MP primary + 2MP macro)
- Front Camera: 5MP (teardrop notch)
- Security: Fingerprint (side-mounted)
- Battery: 5,000mAh with 15W wired charging
- Color Options: Moon Shadow, Ice Lake Blue
iQOO Z7i Price in Nepal and Availability
In China, the official price of the Z7i starts at CNY 899. We can expect the iQOO Z7i price in Nepal to be NPR 20,999 if and when it launches here.
|iQOO Z7i||Official Price in China||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|4/128GB||CNY 899||NPR 20,999|
|6/128GB||CNY 1099||NPR 24,999|
|8/128GB||CNY 1199||NPR 27,999|