iQOO has launched the iQOO 9 series in the country. The iQOO 9 and 9 Pro were launched in China earlier this year, while the iQOO 9 SE is a rebranded iQOO Neo 5s. So which upcoming iQOO 9 series smartphone excites you the most?
One is the iQOO 9 because it’s a flagship killer and highly driven by performance and the second is iQOO SE as it is the cheapest of them all. Let’s talk about the iQOO 9 series in detail.
iQOO 9 Series
With the iQOO 9 Pro, the company is stepping into the flagship smartphone market. While the iQOO 9 is a flagship killer. The phones feature the latest Snapdragon chipsets, a 120Hz AMOLED display, and Android 12 out of the box. iQOO 9 Pro will come with the industry’s best 120W fast charging and Gimbal camera. Let’s talk about the iQOO 9 Pro first.
iQOO 9 Pro: Specifications
The iQOO 9 Pro will come with the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. It is the fastest processor on Android as of now. There is a 6.78-inch 2k curved LTPO 2.0 AMOLED display. The LTPO displays can go from one hertz to 120Hz depending on what you are watching on your screen. In addition to that, you get an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. The optical fingerprint sensor uses high-frequency sound waves to scan your fingerprint. It is faster than the traditional fingerprint sensors. We have already seen it in the high-end Samsung flagship phones.
iQOO is known for releasing gaming phones with some really good cameras. Take the iQOO 7 series for an example. Talking of the iQOO 9 Pro, it comes with a 50MP Samsung GN5 Gimbal Camera. This gimbal camera lets you shoot very stable handheld videos thanks to its 5 axis video stabilization. The gimbal camera is accompanied by a 50MP 150-degree wide-angle camera and a 16MP 2.5x telephoto lens.
The iQOO 9 series inherits the intelligent display chip from the iQOO 7 series. The chip automatically detects if you are playing BGMI on a 120Hz display and takes the game to 120fps from 60fps, taking your phone from SDR to HDR.
The iQOO 9 Pro comes with a 120W wired fast charging and a 50W wireless flash charge. It features dual stereo speakers but misses out on the 3.5mm headphone jack. But that’s the case with almost all flagship these days. However, the company has included a Type-C to 3.5mm connector in the box. The device supports WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC. It supports fourteen 5G bands.
iQOO 9: Specifications
After talking about the flagship iQOO 9 Pro, it’s time to check out the flagship killer. The iQOO 9 comes with a 6.56-inch 120Hz 10-bit Full HD+ display. Unlike the 9 Pro, there’s no LTPO display on this one but the intelligent display chip ensures a lag-free gaming experience. The smartphone features a 48MP IMX598 Gimbal camera, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera that doubles as a macro camera, and a 13MP 2x telephoto lens. iQOO 9 derives its power from the Snapdragon 888+ processor. The phone runs Android 12 out of the box and promises two years of Android updates and three years of security updates. The device supports Bluetooth 5.2, WiFi 6, and GPS GLONASS. As for the 5G, it supports 8 5G bands.
There is a 4350mAh battery that supports 120W charging same as the iQOO 9 Pro. The smartphone also features the same dual stereo speakers and dual x-axis haptic motor from 9 Pro.
iQOO 9 SE
iQOO 9 SE is the highly anticipated device in the market right now. The SE stands for Special Edition. Let’s find out what’s so special about it?
To begin with, the iQOO 9 SE runs on the Snapdragon 888 5G chipset. It features a 6.62-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate, and a 1000Hz instant touch sampling rate. The performance on the SE gets a boost from the flagship features such as the Intelligent display chip, LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.1. To amp up your gaming experience the smartphone is equipped with a 4D Game Vibration Motor, Ultra Game Mode, Extended RAM 2.0 (up to 4GB), and dual stereo speakers.
In terms of optics, the iQOO 9 SE is equipped with a 48MP primary sensor with OIS, 13MP wide-angle lens (120-degree) that doubles as a macro lens, and a monochrome lens. The smartphone derives its juice from a 4500mAh battery that supports 66W FlashCharge. It also features the Vapor Chamber Liquid Cooling system for those extended gaming sessions.
Price and Availability
The iQOO 9 and 9 Pro are available for Pre-Order via Amazon and the official iQOO website. iQOO 9 Pro costs ₹64,990 for 8GB+256GB variant and ₹69,990 for 12GB+256GB variant. You will have two colour options, the Dark Cruise and the Legend. The company is offering a ₹6,000 instant discount through ICICI credit card EMI transactions, ₹4,000 exchange bonus, and up to 12 months No-Cost EMI. Apart from this, the company is also offering Accidental Liquid Damage protection for up to 6 months, Free screen replacement for up to 6 months with Amazon Prime. You can own the iQOO 9 Pro for as low as ₹58,990. Available for Pre-Order via Amazon.
The iQOO 9 on the other hand, is priced at ₹42,990 for the 8GB+128GB variant and ₹46,990 for the 12GB+256GB variant. The smartphone will be available in Alpha and Legend colour options. The pre-launch offers include a ₹4,000 instant discount on ICICI credit card EMI transactions, a ₹3,000 exchange bonus, and up to 12 months of No-cost EMI. The bank discount brings the effective prices down to ₹38,990. Available for Pre-Order via Amazon.
Finally, the iQOO 9 SE comes at a special price of ₹33,990 for the 8GB+128GB variant while the 12GB+256GB variant is priced at ₹37,990. It will be available in Sunset Sierra and Space Fusion colour options. The bank offers include an instant discount of ₹3,000 on ICICI credit card EMI transactions, up to 12 months of No-cost EMI. There is an extra ₹3,000 off on exchange. This brings the effective price of the phone down to ₹30,990. However, the Pre-Orders for the iQOO 9 SE will start from March 2nd via Amazon & iQOO’s official website.
This sums up our iQOO 9 series coverage. Which iQOO 9 series smartphone interests you the most? Do let us know in the comments below.
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