Last weck, the iQOO 9T was announced in India. The smartphone is simply a rebadged iQOO 10 from China. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC and a triple camera system comprising wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto lenses. The handset is now finally up for sale in the country.
The iQOO 9T comes with a 6.78-inch Samsung E5 AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels (FHD+) and up to a 120Hz refresh rate. The Schott Xensation UP glass-protected panel supports HDR10, 1500 nits peak brightness level, and 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.
The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset paired with LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, and a VC liquid cooling system. It also houses a Vivo V1+ chip for image processing and display optimizations.
On the software front, the smartphone boots Funtouch OS 12.1 based on Android 12. It is guaranteed to receive 3 Android updates and 4 years of security updates.
Further, the triple camera system on the rear consists of an OIS-assisted 50MP Samsung ISOCELL GN5 primary sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide + macro unit, and a 12MP Sony IMX663 sensor with a 2x optical lens. On the front, there’s a 16MP snapper inside the centered punch-hole.
The connectivity options on the handset include dual-SIM, 5G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GNSS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. For security, it uses an in-display fingerprint sensor, and for protection, it has an IP52 rating. It also features dual stereo speakers.
Last but not least, the iQOO 9T is backed by a 4,700mAh battery with support for 120W fast wired charging.
iQOO 9T Specifications
- 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 3G bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
- 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66
- 5G bands: 1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 40, 41, 77, 78
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G
- Announced: 2022, August 2
- Status: Available. Released 2022, August 2
- Dimensions: mm
- Weight: g
- Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame, glass back
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- IP52 – dust and dripping water resistant
- Type: AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1500 nits (peak)
- Size: 6.78 inches, 111.0 cm2
- Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~388 ppi density)
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Monster Touch support
- Android 12, Funtouch 12
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (1×3.19 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
- GPU: Adreno 730
- Memory Card slot: No
- Internal: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
- UFS 3.1
- Main Camera: Triple
- 50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/1.57″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
- 12 MP, f/2.0, 47mm (telephoto), PDAF, 2x optical zoom
- 13 MP, f/2.2, 16mm, 120˚ (ultrawide)
- Features: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
- Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS
- Selfie Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide)
- Features: HDR
- Video: 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
- Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes, with dual speakers
- Audio 3.5mm jack: No
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- 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: Yes
- USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4700 mAh, non-removable
- Charging: Fast charging 120W, 100% in 19 min (advertised)
iQOO 9T Price in India, Launch Offers
The iQOO 9T retails at the following price tags in India.
- 8GB + 128GB – INR 49,999 ($636)
- 12GB + 256GB – INR 54,999 ($700)
The handset can be purchased in either Alpha (Black) or Legend (BMW M Motorsport) color options from iQOO.com. It will be also available via Amazon India from 12 PM on August 4.
Buyers can avail of a INR 4,000 cashback on ICICI Bank credit/debit card transactions. They can also get an exchange bonus value of INR 5,000 (non-iQOO devices) or INR 7,000 (iQOO devices).
Additionally, customers ordering the phone from iQOO.com during August 2-10 will get an iQOO Gamepad worth INR 2,999 for free.
Finally, both Amazon and iQOO.com buyers are eligible for a one-time screen replacement offer with a validity of 6 months. They have to order the smartphone by August 10 as well as activate it by August 31.