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
|Model||iQOO 9||iQOO 9 Pro|
|Dimensions and Weight||164.55x 76.7x 8.37mm; 206.1g||164.81×75.2x 8.83mm (Legend) 9.21mm; 209.98g (Legend) / 203.92g|
|Display||6.78-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|
|Audio||USB Type-C audio, 0.53cc Stereo speakers, Hi-Fi audio||USB Type-C audio, 0.87cc Stereo speakers, Hi-Fi audio|
|Software||Android 12 with OriginOS Ocean||Android 12 with OriginOS Ocean|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with Waterfall 3D heat dissipation system||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with Waterfall 3D heat dissipation system|
|Memory||8GB LPDDR5 RAM + 256GB UFS 3.1 storage; 12GB LPDDR5 RAM + 256/512GB UFS 3.1 storage||8GB LPDDR5 RAM + 256GB UFS 3.1 storage; 12GB LPDDR5 RAM + 256/512GB UFS 3.1 storage|
|Battery||4700mAh with 120W wired charging||4700mAh with 120W wired charging, 50W wireless charging, and 10W reverse charging|
|Connectivity||5G, 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.
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.