iQOO 9 Series Launched in China with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1


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In case you missed it, iQOO unveiled the iQOO 9 series comprised of the iQOO 9 and iQOO 9 Pro last week. The duo is equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

iQOO 9

The vanilla variant features a 6.78-inch AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 1500 nits. Housed in a punch hole upfront is a 16MP camera with an f/2.45 aperture.

iQOO 9 series launch - vanilla

Meanwhile, around the back are a trio comprised of a 50MP Samsung ISOCELL GN5 main sensor, a 13MP ultra wide-angle snapper, and a 12MP 2x telephoto lens.

The flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is coupled with 8/12GB RAM and 256/512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Additionally, it has a 4700mAh battery with support for 120W fast charging.

iQOO 9 series launch - vanilla colors

The iQOO 9 comes in three colorways including the BWM M Edition with stripes on the back. The 8GB/256GB variant is priced at CNY 3,999, while the 12GB/256GB configuration goes for CNY 4,399. The top-specced variant with 12GB RAM and 512GB storage will set you back CNY 4,799.

iQOO 9 Pro

Meanwhile, the Pro variant shares much of the spec sheet like screen size and refresh rate, main rear and front camera, battery capacity, as well as chipset and memory configurations. However, a couple of these are upgraded.

iQOO 9 series launch - Pro

The display is now an LTPO 2.0 panel with 1440×3200 resolution. Meanwhile, the main rear sensor is joined by a 50MP ultra-wide sensor with a 150-degree FoV and a 16MP sensor with 2.5x optical zoom.

The Pro option also supports 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging.

iQOO 9 series launch - Pro colors

While the iQOO 9 Pro is pretty much the same but slightly more powerful, it only comes in two colors. As far as price goes, the base 8GB/256GB is available for CNY 4,999, while the 12GB/256GB variant goes for CNY 5,499. Lastly, the 12GB/512GB option is listed to go for CNY 5,999.

Currently, the iQOO 9 series is only available in China with the launch in India reported to be coming soon.


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