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iQOO 9 series India launch on February 23rd; here’s what to expect

Highlights

  • iQOO 9 series launch date has been confirmed
  • The smartphones will debut in the fourth week of this month
  • The iQOO 9 series will reportedly include a standard, Pro and SE variants

iQOO 9 series will launch in India on February 23rd, 2022. After a leak by publication Passionate Geekz this morning, the sub-brand of Vivo has now officially confirmed the launch date. The iQOO 9 series is expected to comprise standard, Pro and SE variants.

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Amazon has put up a dedicated microsite of the iQOO 9 series confirming the availability of smartphones on the e-commerce platform. Earlier this month, YouTuber Technical Guruji had shared live images and information of the upcoming devices.

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iQOO 9 series India launch date

iQOO 9 series specifications and features (expected)

The iQOO 9 series debuted in China last month and the Indian variants are expected to come with the same specifications. The Vivo sub-brand is confirmed to partner with automaker BMW for the iQOO 9 Pro. The device will come with a large horizontal rectangular camera module and Red, Black and Blue stripes on the back panel. Meanwhile, the regular iQOO 9 will feature a textured back panel with a vertical rectangular camera island.

The live images shared by Technical Guruji reveals that the smartphones will sport triple rear cameras. The iQOO 9 and 9 Pro sport 120Hz AMOLED panels bearing an FHD+ 6.56-inch and QHD+ 6.78-inch displays respectively. The former comes with an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner whereas the latter is equipped with an optical scanner. 

The iQOO 9 and 9 Pro are expected to be powered by Snapdragon 888+ and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processors respectively. They will pack up to 12GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Both devices are confirmed to support 120W fast charging. 

As for the iQOO 9 SE, it will be an affordable flagship with Snapdragon 888 SoC. It will have a 6.62-inch FHD+  AMOLED display and a 120Hz refresh rate. Other details about the smartphone remain a mystery at the moment. 

As per reports, the iQOO 9 Pro Indian variant seems to be the same as its Chinese counterpart. The regular variant is expected to be a rebranded version of the iQOO 8 that didn’t debut in India. Lastly, the iQOO 9 SE could be a rebadged iQOO Neo 5S in China.

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