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iQOO 9, 9 Pro India variants to be tweaked versions of models sold in China

Highlights

  • iQOO 9 and iQOO 9 Pro are expected to launch soon in India
  • A new leak has revealed the processor of both model
  • The iQOO 9 series will be tweaked versions of iQOO 8 and iQOO 9 models from China

iQOO 9 and iQOO 9 Pro are expected to launch in India soon. The landing page of the iQOO 9 duo is now live on the company’s official website. The listing has revealed key details of both smartphones. Hence, it appears that the company may announce the iQOO 9 series as early as this month in India.

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Earlier this month, iQOO announced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 powered iQOO 9 and iQOO 9 Pro smartphones in China. Tipster Yogesh Brar has claimed that the iQOO 9 and 9 Pro models heading to India will be somewhat different from their Chinese counterparts. He also shared the processors that will be driving the iQOO 9 and 9 Pro heading to India.

iQOO 9, 9 Pro key specifications

iQOO 9 series

iQOO 9 series for India

The official listings reveal that the iQOO 9 and iQOO 9 Pro will sport a different rear design. The vanilla model has a black-coloured rear shell with diagonal lines, whereas the Pro model has a white-coloured back panel with red, black and blue stripes inspired by the BMW M Motorsport brand. The Pro model features a large camera module on the back.

The listing confirms the iQOO 9 Pro is equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, a 4,700mAh battery, and 120W fast charging. The iQOO 9 is fitted with a dual x-axis linear motor. The rear design of the smartphone suggests that it could be rebranded version of the Snapdragon 888 powered iQOO 8, which debuted in China back in August 2021.

According to tipster Brar, the iQOO 9 will be equipped with the Snapdragon 888 mobile platform. The tipster claims that some features/hardware will be removed on the Indian variant to cut down on the cost. The iQOO 8 available in China supports 120W fast charging. It appears that its rebranded version for India may be limited to 66W fast charging like its predecessor, the iQOO 7 series.

iQOO 9, 9 Pro specifications (rumoured)

The iQOO 9 Pro will come with a 6.78-inch AMOLED LTPO QHD+ 120Hz display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, and a 4,700mAh battery with 120W fast charging. For photography, it may feature a 16-megapixel front camera and a gimbal-OIS 50-megapixel (main) + 50-megapixel (ultrawide) + 16-megapixel (telephoto) triple camera unit.

The iQOO 9 will come with a 6.56-inch AMOLED FHD+ 120Hz display, Snapdragon 888, and a 4,500mAh battery with 66W fast charging. It will come with a 16-megapixel front camera, and a 50-megapixel (main) + 13-megapixel (ultrawide) + 13-megapixel (telephoto) triple camera unit. The iQOO 9 lineup may come with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage, and Android 12 OS.

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