The global iQOO 9 series also includes a rival to the Galaxy S21 FE.
What you need to know
- iQOO has announced the global launch of its flagship 9 and 9 Pro phones.
- Both phones are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset and support 120W wired charging.
- The company also launched a new value-focused device called the iQOO 9 SE.
Back in January, iQOO launched two new flagship phones in China: iQOO 9 and iQOO 9 Pro. Nearly two months later, the company announced the global launch of the iQOO 9 series.
In addition to the standard iQOO 9 and 9 Pro, the global lineup includes a brand new value model called the iQOO 9 SE. iQOO has also partnered with BMW M Motorsport to launch the Legendary Edition of the iQOO 9 and 9 Pro devices. The devices feature a unique design with three signature pull stripes on the back.
The iQOO 9 Pro features a 6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 1,500 nits. The phone is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip as the Samsung Galaxy S22 phones, paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
It features a triple-lens camera system on the back with a 50MP Samsung GN5 primary sensor with the same gimbal stabilization technology that Vivo’s best Android phones offer. The gimbal camera is linked to a 50MP 150-degree fisheye wide-angle camera and a 16MP telephoto/portrait lens.
The standard iQOO 9 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ chipset, a 6.56-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, and a triple-camera setup with a 48MP Sony IMX598 primary sensor and gimbal stabilization, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 13MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom.
The biggest selling point of iQOO 9 and 9 Pro is that they support 120W fast charging. iQOO claims the 9 Pro’s 4,700mAh battery can be charged to 100% in 20 minutes, while the standard iQOO 9’s 4,350mAh can be fully charged in 18 minutes. In addition, both phones support 50W wireless charging.
The iQOO 9 SE runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 chipset and features a triple-camera setup with a 48MP main camera, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP monochrome lens. It also houses a 4,500mAh battery that supports 66W wired charging.
The iQOO 9 series will be available in India from March 2. Pre-orders for the iQOO 9 and 9 Pro will start on February 23. The iQOO 9 Pro is priced at 64,990 rupees (about $870) for the 8GB/256GB version and 69,990 rupees (about $938) for the 12GB/256GB version.
The standard iQOO 9 retails for 42,990 rupees (about $576) for the 8GB/128GB version and 46,990 rupees (about $630) for the 12GB/256GB version. iQOO’s value-focused 9 SE is priced at 33,990 rupees (~$455) for the 8GB/128GB version and 37,990 rupees (~$510) for the 12GB/256GB version.