iQOO 9, iQOO 9 Pro, iQOO 9 SE tipped to launch in India this month

iQOO 9 SE is tipped to retail around Rs 35,000 in India.

Highlights
  • iQOO 9 series is tipped to launch in India this month.
  • The series will include iQOO 9, iQOO 9 Pro, and iQOO 9 SE.
  • The price of the iQOO 9 series has been tipped.

iQOO is reportedly gearing up to launch its iQOO 9 series in India. The series includes iQOO 9, iQOO 9 Pro, and iQOO 9 SE. The lineup has already launched in China and is now making its way to the Indian smartphone market. Previously we exclusively learned about the launch of the iQOO 9 series in India, followed by potential pricing and specifications of the iQOO 9 in India, which are a bit tweaked from the Chinese variant. Now, popular Youtuber Technical Guruji has uploaded a video that suggests the price of the iQOO 9 series, and it will launch in India this month. Let’s take a look at what to expect from the iQOO 9 lineup.

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iQOO 9 series launch and price in India

According to Technical Guruji, the iQOO 9 series will debut later this month in India. The YouTuber also suggests the series will include the vanilla iQOO 9, iQOO 9 Pro, and iQOO 9 SE. iQOO 9 SE is said to be the cheapest smartphone in the lineup, retailing around Rs 35,000. The iQOO 9 and iQOO 9 Pro are expected to cost around Rs 45,000 and Rs 55,000, respectively, for the base variant.

iQOO 9 series specifications (tipped and confirmed)

iQOO 9
iQOO 9: iQOO 9 is said to flaunt a 6.5-inch LTPO 2.0 E5 AMOLED display with 2400 x 1080 pixels resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, the device will be powered by the last year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ flagship processor, compared to the newer Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset found on the Chinese variant. It draws power from a 4,350mAh battery with support for 120W fast charging. 

As for the cameras, the device will house a triple camera setup, including a 48MP primary camera, a 13MP portrait sensor, and a 13MP ultra-wide lens, compared to the 50MP + 13MP + 13MP camera setup of the Chinese variant. It packs a 16MP selfie shooter on the front. It packs up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM along with up to 4GB virtual RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage.

iQOO 9 Pro

iQOO 9 Pro:  iQOO 9 Pro flaunts a 6.78-inch LTPO 2.0 E5 2k AMOLED display with 3200 x 1400 pixels resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, the device will be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, paired with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage. iQOO 9 Pro draws power from a 4,700mAh battery with 120W fast charging, 50W wireless charging, and 10W reverse charging support.

As for the cameras, the iQOO 9 Pro will house a triple camera setup, including a 50MP primary camera, a 16MP depth sensor, and a 50MP ultra-wide lens. The handset packs a 16MP camera for selfies and video calls on the front.

iQOO 9 SE: According to the video, the iQOO 9 SE will flaunt a 6.6-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, the handset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. iQOO 9 SE houses a 48MP triple camera setup on the back and a 16MP snapper on the front. It could pack a 4,500mAh battery that supports 65W fast charging. The iQOO 9 SE shares similar specifications to iQOO Neo 5S debuted in China last year.

Key Specs

iQOO 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus | 8 GBProcessor
6.56 inches Display
48 MP + 13 MP + 13 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
4350 mAh Battery
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iQOO 9 Price
Rs. 42,990
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Best Competitors

iQOO 9 Pro 5G Rs. 64,990
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OnePlus 9 RT Rs. 39,999
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iQOO 9 SE Rs. 33,990
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iQOO 7 Rs. 28,499
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5

Design
★★★★★
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Display
★★★★★
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Software
★★★★★
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Camera
★★★★★
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Performance
★★★★★
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Battery
★★★★★
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Pros

  • Excellent performance
  • Nice display
  • Superfast 120W charging speeds

Cons

  • Cameras could use improvement
  • Some gaming-centric features are gimmicky
  • Poor battery life
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