IQoo 9 series India launch confirmed, everything you need to know

iQoo 9 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, paired with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. The handset features iQoo’s VC Liquid Cooling technology for improved thermal management.

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iQoo 9 series, which includes the iQoo 9 and iQoo 9 Pro smartphones, is reported to launch in India in the near future. The smartphones were launched in China on January 5 with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC under the hood, 50-megapixel triple rear cameras, improved thermal management technology, and support for 120W Flash Charge technology. Meanwhile, Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) Series, the country’s biggest e-sports event for the battle royale game, will reportedly feature the company’s iQoo 7 Legend smartphone in the finals round.

Both iQoo 9 and iQoo 9 Pro will launch in India “very soon,” according to an IANS report citing iQoo Chief Executive Officer Nipun Marya. Finalists at the BGMI Series will play on the iQoo 7 Legend handset on January 13, according to the report. The company is yet to officially announce details of the iQoo 9 series launch as well as pricing in India.

iQoo 9 specifications:

iQoo 9, which was launched in China on January 5, is equipped with a 6.78-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) Samsung E5 OLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz and an under-display fingerprint scanner. The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC under the hood, paired with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of storage and features iQoo’s VC Liquid Cooling technology for better thermal management.

The smartphone sports a triple rear camera setup which comprises a 50-megapixel Samsung GN5 primary camera with optical image stabilisation (OIS), a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera with a 120-degree field-of-view, and a 12-megapixel camera for portrait images. iQoo runs on a 4,700mAh battery which can be charged at 120W fast charging speed with the company’s Flash Charge technology.

iQoo 9 Pro specifications:

iQoo 9 Pro is also powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, paired with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. The handset features iQoo’s VC Liquid Cooling technology for improved thermal management. The smartphone is equipped with a curved 6.78-inch Quad-HD+ (3,200×1,440 pixels) Samsung E5 10-bit LTPO 2.0 display with a refresh rate of 120Hz and touch sampling rate of 360Hz.

The recently launched iQoo 9 Pro is equipped with a triple rear camera setup which includes a 50-megapixel primary camera, a 50-megapixel wide-angle camera with a 10-degree field-of-view, and a 16-megapixel portrait camera. It also sports a 16-megapixel front-facing selfie camera. Like the more affordable iQoo 9, the new iQoo 9 Pro is also equipped with a 4,700mAh battery with 120W Flash Charging support, according to the company.

Pricing:

The iQoo 9 has been launched at a price of RMB 3,999 (roughly Rs 46,700) onwards for the 8GB RAM + 256GB internal storage variant. The 12GB RAM + 256GB internal storage variant is priced at RMB 4,399 (roughly Rs 51,400). The top-spec 12GB RAM + 512GB storage is priced at RMB 4,799 (roughly Rs 56,000). The iQoo 9 Pro, on the other hand comes is priced at RMB 4,999 onwards for the base 8GB RAM + 256GB internal storage variant. The 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant has been priced at RMB 5,499 (roughly Rs 64,200), and the top-end 12GB RAM + 512GB storage variant is priced at RMB 5,999 (roughly Rs 70,300).

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Esmail is passionate about the Telecom spectrum, Broadband data services, and video streaming devices. When not writing an article, you can find him binge-watching shows on OTT apps, while sipping on a cup of coffee.

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Launch confirmed in India iQOO 9 & iQOO 9 PRO

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Will be very very costly. Maybe more than 60K. But camera performance is good. It's sad that we didn't get to see iQOO 8 series. Also Funtouch OS 12 needs to improve a lot. Moto Edge 20 Pro in this regard is fabulous device. Camera is better in Moto as well.

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