iQOO 9 Pro launched with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: Specs & Price

It was just last month that Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, and we already have smartphone makers lining up to flood the market with their flagship offerings. Following the Xiaomi 12 seriesMoto Edge X30, and the upcoming OnePlus 10 Pro, iQOO has announced its own flagship – iQOO 9 series in China today. It includes the iQOO 9 and iQOO 9 Pro, both of which are powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, include a 50MP primary camera, 120W fast-charging, and more.

iQOO 9 Pro Announced

iQOO 9 Pro Launched

Starting with the design, the company doesn’t seem to have changed much on this front in comparison to its predecessor. You still have an AG glass back but iQOO 9 Pro now includes a huge rectangular camera module that spans along the entire width of the device. You can see the iQOO 9 Pro BMW M Motorsport Edition pictured below.

The iQOO 9 Pro includes a 6.78-inch curved Quad-HD+ E5 AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate support and LTPO technology. The panel also support a 1000Hz touch sampling rate, 1500 nits of peak brightness, and 3200 × 1440p resolution. The front panel also sports a 16MP punch-hole selfie camera and an under-display fingerprint sensor.

iQOO 9 Pro display

Talking about the rear, the triple camera setup on the iQOO 9 Pro packs a 50MP primary Samsung ISOCELL GN5 sensor with gimbal stabilization, a 50MP ultra-wide lens with a 150-degree FOV (similar to the recently launched Realme GT 2 Pro), and a 16MP telephoto camera. You also get the dual-LED flash baked into this camera module. The ultra-wide camera here also supports the FishEye mode, alongside other cool camera features.

iQOO 9 Pro cameras

Under the hood, the iQOO 9 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset as earlier mentioned. You also have up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. For thermal management, the company has included a 3923 sq. meter vapor cooling system on this device. It runs Android 12-based OriginOS Ocean, which was unveiled by vivo recently. You also get all the essential connectivity options, such as Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, and more.

Last but not least, the device also includes a 4,700mAh battery unit with 120W wired fast-charging support. Also, you get support for 50W wireless charging on the iQOO 9 Pro, which is great from a convenience standpoint.

iQOO 9 Pro

iQOO 9 Pro Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • CDMA2000 1x
  • 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 66
  • 5G bands: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2022, January 05
  • Status: Available. Released 2022, January 12

Design

  • Dimensions: 164.8 x 75.2 x 8.8 or 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 204 g or 210 g (7.20 oz)
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Build: Glass front, aluminum frame, glass back or aramid fiber back
  • Colors: Legend (White w/ BMW M branding), Dark Cruise, Orange
  • Splash and dust resistant

Display

  • Type: LTPO2 AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 500 nits (typ), 1000 nits (HBM), 1500 nits (pe
  • Size: 6.78 inches, 111.0 cm2 (~89.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~518 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 12, Funtouch 12 (International), Origin OS Ocean (China)

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
  • GPU: Adreno 730
  • Storage: 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • UFS 3.1 (V6)

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/1.57″, 1.0µm, PDAF, gimbal OIS
    • 16 MP, f/2.2, 60mm (telephoto), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2.5x optical zoom
    • 50 MP, f/2.3, 15mm, 150˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.76″, 0.64µm, AF
  • Features: Dual-LED lash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 8K@30fps, 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with dual speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No
  • 32-bit/384kHz audio

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
  • NFC: No
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4700 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 120W, 50% in 8 min, 100% in 20 min (advertised)
  • Fast wireless charging 50W
  • 10W reverse wireless charging

iQOO 9 Pro Price and Availability

Starting at CNY 4,999, the  iQOO 9 Pro will be available to buy in three RAM + storage configurations. Here are the price details for all the variants right here:

  • 8GB + 256GB – CNY 4,999 (~US$ 787)
  • 12GB + 256GB – CNY 5,499 (~US$ 865)
  • 12GB + 512GB – CNY 5,999 (~US$ 945)

iQOO 9 Pro in white

The iQOO 9 Pro is currently up for pre-order in China and will be available to buy starting from January 12. There is currently no word on when the company plans to bring its flagship series to the global market, so stay tuned for more information.

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