Vivo’s sub-brand iQoo has today announced the launch of its latest gaming smartphone series iQoo 9 Series in the Indian market. The company has released iQoo 9, iQoo 9 Pro, and iQoo 9 SE. The Pro variant includes Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC whereas the vanilla and the SE model equips Snapdragon 888+ and Snapdragon 888 processor respectively. All three phones feature an AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate support and a ‘Gimbal’ triple rear camera set up.
iQoo 9 Series price and availability details
The price of the iQoo 9 in India starts at Rs 42,990 for the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage option while the 12GB RAM with 256GB memory model comes at Rs 46,990. The iQoo 9 Pro will be available in two variants 8GB RAM with 128GB storage and 12GB RAM with 256GB storage priced at Rs 64,990 and Rs 69,990 respectively. Lastly, the iQoo 9 SE will retail at Rs 33,990 for the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage and the 12GB RAM with 256GB storage can be purchased for Rs 37,990.
The iQoo 9 Pro and iQoo 9 will be available for pre-order in the nation beginning today while the iQoo 9 SE will go on sale starting March 2. All three devices will be available for purchase via Amazon in the country.
Customers who pre-order the iQoo 9 Pro with an ICICI Bank credit card will receive a flat Rs 6,000 discount, as well as an extra Rs 5,000 exchange discount. Whereas the buyers who pre-order the iQoo 9 will receive a Rs 4,000 discount on their ICICI Bank credit card, as well as a Rs 3,000 exchange discount. The iQoo 9 SE will be offered with a Rs 3,000 flat discount for ICICI Bank credit card members, as well as an extra Rs 3,000 exchange discount. In addition to this, there will also be no-cost EMI options for up to 12 months and an extra exchange incentive of up to Rs 10,000.
iQoo 9 Pro specifications
The iQoo 9 is shipped with a 6.78-inch 2K E5 AMOLED LTPO display. It has 3D curved glass protection, an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate, and 300Hz touch sampling rate support. It runs on Android 12 based Funtouch OS 12 and is powered by octa-core Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of storage.
The iQoo 9 Pro boasts a triple back camera array with a 50-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL GN5 main sensor and ‘Gimbal‘ technology with optical image stabilisation (OIS). In addition to this, there is a 50-megapixel 150-degree fisheye wide-angle lens and a 16-megapixel portrait sensor with 2.5x optical zoom. The iQoo 9 Pro’s camera system is paired with five-axis video image stabilisation (VIS) technology. Also, there is a 16-megapixel selfie camera sensor with an f/2.45 lens for selfies and video calls.
The device also has a 4,700mAh battery and supports 120W FlashCharge and 50W Wireless FlashCharge rapid charging. Additionally, there is a 3D ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor.
iQoo 9 specifications
The iQoo 9 has a 6.56-inch full-HD+ 10-bit AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of 300Hz. The device ships Funtouch OS 12, which is based on Android 12. The handset comes equipped with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ SoC and up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and supports UFS 3.1 storage of up to 256GB.
There is a triple back camera array with a 48-megapixel Sony IMX598 main sensor and ‘Gimbal’ technology. Additionally, there is a 13-megapixel wide-angle or macro sensor and a 13-megapixel portrait sensor. The selfie camera is similar to its elder sibling.
In addition to this a 4,350mAh battery with 120W FlashCharge rapid charging capabilities. The phone also includes a dual X-axis linear motor for improved vibration patterns.
iQoo 9 SE specifications
iQoo 9 SE on the other hand features a 6.62-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of 300Hz. The Snapdragon 888 SoC powers the phone, which is paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
It has a triple rear camera arrangement with a 48-megapixel Sony IMX598 main sensor with optical image stabilisation (OIS), a 13-megapixel wide-angle or macro shooter, and a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor. The selfie camera is the same as above.
The device includes an in-display fingerprint sensor. It also has a 4,500mAh battery and 66W Flash Charge rapid charging capabilities.
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