After launching the iQOO 9 series smartphones in the Chinese market last month, iQOO is finally launching the smartphone series in the global market on February 23, starting from the Indian market.
Recent reports have claimed that the company will release three different models, including the vanilla iQOO 9, iQOO 9 Pro, as well as a more affordable model known as the iQOO 9 SE.
For now, the company has yet to reveal details regarding the phones, although a recent teaser seems to suggest that the iQOO 9 and iQOO 9 Pro will ship with a 4,700mAh battery with support for 120W fast charging. In addition, they are likely to have the same characteristics as the Chinese variants.
iQOO 9 Pro
Let’s start with the more expensive model, we have the iQOO 9 Pro with a 6.78-inch Samsung E5 AMOLED (LTPO 2.0) display that offers ultra-clear QHD+ screen resolution and a fast 120Hz adaptive refresh rate that makes animations and scrolling buttery. smooth.
To sweeten the deal, it also supports 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut for accurate color reproduction, as well as an impressive 1500 nits peak brightness. Some may be pleased to hear that the front display also features a new ultrasonic wide-angle 3D fingerprint sensor that is capable of unlocking the phone in as little as 0.2 seconds.
On the back, the iQOO 9 Pro has undergone significant changes, allowing us to easily distinguish it from its predecessor. In fact, the design of the camera body is clearly inspired by last year’s Vivo X70 Pro+, which goes well with the overall design of the phone.
For photography, the phone features a triple camera setup consisting of a 50MP Samsung GN5 main camera with Gimbal-style stabilization, another 50MP ultra-wide camera with a 150-degree field of view, and finally a 16MP telephoto lens for portrait photography. This will be complemented by a 16-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calls.
Under the hood, the iQOO 8 Pro is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. In terms of software, the iQOO 8 series smartphones are the first batch of phones from iQOO to ship with the new OriginOS Ocean based on Android 12.
Moving on to the iQOO 9, this model features a 6.78-inch Samsung E5 AMOLED display with a slightly subdued FHD+ screen resolution and a 120Hz (non-adaptive) refresh rate. However, it retains an in-display fingerprint scanner as well as a 16-megapixel front camera.
In terms of images, the iQOO 9 is equipped with a triple camera setup that includes a 50MP Samsung GN5 main camera, a 13MP ultra wide-angle camera, and a 12MP portrait lens.
Like its Pro counterpart, the iQOO 9 also features the flagship Snapdragon 888 chipset with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. In fact, this similarity also extends to the same 4,700mAh battery with 120W fast charging.