iQOO 9 series has debuted and there are two phones — the iQOO 9 and the iQOO 9 Pro. Both the handsets feature highlights like Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, 50MP triple cameras by the back, and 120W charging support. There are many more commonalities between both models and some discrepancies too. So, let’s begin with a spec-by-spec difference list.

iQOO 9 vs iQOO 9 Pro Specifications

ModeliQOO 9iQOO 9 Pro
Dimensions and Weight164.55x 76.7x 8.37mm; 206.1g164.81×75.2x 8.83mm (Legend) 9.21mm; 209.98g (Legend) / 203.92g
Display6.78-inch FHD+ 120Hz, AMOLED, 1.07 billion colors, DCI-P3 color gamut, up to 1500 nits brightness, HDR10+6.78-inch QHD+ curved 120Hz E5 LTPO AMOLED, 1.07 billion colors, DCI-P3 color gamut, up to 1500 nits brightness, HDR10+, Ultrasonic 3D fingerprint reader
AudioUSB Type-C audio, 0.53cc Stereo speakers, Hi-Fi audioUSB Type-C audio, 0.87cc Stereo speakers, Hi-Fi audio
SoftwareAndroid 12 with OriginOS OceanAndroid 12 with OriginOS Ocean
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with Waterfall 3D heat dissipation systemQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with Waterfall 3D heat dissipation system
Memory8GB LPDDR5 RAM + 256GB UFS 3.1 storage; 12GB LPDDR5 RAM + 256/512GB UFS 3.1 storage8GB LPDDR5 RAM + 256GB UFS 3.1 storage; 12GB LPDDR5 RAM + 256/512GB UFS 3.1 storage
Battery4700mAh with 120W wired charging4700mAh with 120W wired charging, 50W wireless charging, and 10W reverse charging
Connectivity5G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, USB Type-C, NFC
5G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, USB Type-C, NFC

So, the advantages of going with the iQOO 9 Pro are its curved LTPO Samsung E5 AMOLED display, better speaker audio, ultrasonic 3D fingerprint sensor, 50W wireless charging, and 10W reverse charging.

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iQOO 9, iQOO 9 Pro Price and Availability

The iQOO 9 has launched in China at 3999 yuan (~₹46,675) for 8GB + 256GB, 4399 yuan (~₹51,415) for 12GB+256GB and 4799 yuan (~₹56,090) for 12GB+512GB unit. It will be available in Black, Orange, and Legendary (White with tricolor strips) colors.

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As for the Pro variant, the prices are 4999 yuan (~₹58,430) for 8GB + 256GB, 5499 yuan (~₹64,195) for 12GB+256GB and 5999 yuan (~₹70,030)  for 12GB+512GB variant. It comes in Orange and Legendary (White with tricolor strips) colors.

Even though the iQOO 8 series didn’t make its way to India, now that its successor iQOO 9-lineup has launched, we hope for this to cross borders sometime later this year.

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