iQOO has launched the iQOO Neo9 and Neo9 Pro smartphones in China. These pack a 6.78-inch 1.5K 1-144Hz LTPO AMOLED screen with 2160Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, 16,000-level brightness adjustment with SGS low blue light certification, and peak brightness of 1400 nits.

vivo iQOO Neo9 launched

In this post, we are going to take a look at what the standard variant – Neo9 has to offer in terms of specs, features, price and availability.

The Neo9 is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC which is paired with up to 16GB LPDDR5X RAM and up to 1TB UFS 4.0 storage.

In terms of heat dissipation, these feature a 6K Canopy VC liquid cooling, with an area of ​​6043mm², accounting for 48.82% of the entire projection area. At the same time, the heat dissipation system has also achieved upgrades in material and structural design: the entire body is made of 3D stainless steel stamped VC.

vivo iQOO Neo9 specs

Just like the Pro model, the Neo9 also has a Sony IMX920 VCS sensor with OIS, the same sensor as the vivo X100. It has a 50MP ultra-wide camera, and the standard model has a 8MP ultra-wide camera. It comes with a 16MP front camera.

The glass version of the iQOO Neo9 series is as thin as 7.99mm, adopts a new exquisite square design, and the photography module accounts for just 7.62%; it is equipped with a flagship micro-curved glass back cover and a body width of 75.7mm. The red and white version has a two-color double-grain plain leather splicing technology, the nautical blue color scheme uses enamel texture glass technology, and the fighting black color scheme uses fluorite AG glass technology.

The phone packs a 5160mAh dual-cell battery with support for 120W fast charging that can charge from 1% to 40% in 9 minutes.

vivo iQOO Neo9

iQOO Neo9 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, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G bands: 1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA, LTE-A, 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2023, December 27
  • Status: Exp. release 2023, December 30

Design

  • Dimensions: 163.5 x 75.7 x 8 mm or 8.3 mm
  • Weight: 190 g or 196 g (6.70 oz)
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Red
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: LTPO AMOLED, 1B colors, 144Hz, HDR10+, 1400 nits (HBM)
  • Size: 6.78 inches, 111.0 cm2 (~89.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1260 x 2800 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~453 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 14, OriginOS 4

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8550-AB Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)
  • GPU: Adreno 740
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • Internal: 256GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 16GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM, 1TB 16GB RAM
  • UFS 4.0

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Dual
    • 50 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.49″, PDAF, OIS
    • 8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide)
  • Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 8K, 4K, 1080p, gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide)
  • Video: 1080p@30fps

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers (closed type)
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6/7, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth: 5.3, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX Lossless
  • Positioning: GPS, GALILEO, GLONASS, QZSS, BDS (B1I+B1c)
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared port: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0, OTG

Multimedia

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

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: 5160 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: 120W wired, 1-40% in 9 min (advertised)
  • Reverse wired

Models: V2338A

iQOO Neo9 Price and Availability

  • iQOO Neo9 12GB + 256GB – 2299 yuan (USD 322)
  • iQOO Neo9 16GB + 256GB – 2499 yuan (USD 350)
  • iQOO Neo9 16GB + 512GB – 2799 yuan (USD 392)
  • iQOO Neo9 16GB + 1TB – 3199 yuan (USD 448)

vivo iQOO Neo9 price and colors

The phone is available for order and will go on sale in China starting from December 30th.

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