iQOO, Vivo’s gaming-focused sub-brand, has introduced its newest flagship telephones for launch in India, the iQOO 9 and 9 Professional. Like earlier iQOO units, they don’t actually appear to be conspicuously gamer-style telephones however are targeted on efficiency nonetheless. iQOO is pushing that in its advertising and marketing by means of a tie-in partnership with BMW M Motorsport and a white mannequin with three rally stripes.
The iQOO 9 Professional has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, as much as 12GB of RAM, and a 4,700mAh battery. The display screen is a 6.78-inch 1440p 120Hz OLED panel, whereas the digicam system features a 50-megapixel ultrawide, a 16-megapixel portrait digicam, and a 50-megapixel major sensor that makes use of gimbal-style stabilization, like different Vivo flagships. It may be charged at 120W with a cable or, nonetheless unusually for a Vivo-adjacent telephone, with wi-fi charging at as much as 50W.
Variations within the non-Professional iQOO 9 embody a Snapdragon 888 Plus processor, a 4,350mAh battery, and a 6.56-inch 1080p 120Hz OLED display screen. The smaller digicam bump homes a 48-megapixel major digicam, a 13-megapixel ultrawide, and a 13-megapixel portrait digicam. The telephone nonetheless has 120W wired charging, however there’s no wi-fi choice. Each the iQOO 9 and 9 Professional run Vivo’s Funtouch OS 12, based mostly on Android 12.
In India, the iQOO 9 Professional will value Rs. 64,990 (~$870) for a mannequin with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, or Rs. 69,990 (~$940) for 12GB/256GB. The iQOO 9 is Rs. 42,990 (~$580) for 8GB/128GB and Rs. 46,990 (~$630) for 12GB/256GB. The telephones will probably be out there from March 2nd.