iQOO 9 and 9 Pro with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 120W charging goes official

iQOO 9 Pro Price in Nepal Specifications Features Availability Launch
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Vivo’s sub-brand iQOO has finally announced its latest flagship phones. The newly announced iQOO 9 series consists of vanilla iQOO 9 and its Pro sibling, along with their Legend Editions. Let’s walk through the specs, features, expected price, and availability of iQOO 9 and 9 Pro in Nepal.

iQOO 9 Pro Overview:

Design and Display

Let’s start with the iQOO 9 Pro, which sports a 6.78″ E5 AMOLED display with curved edges. It’s a 2K panel with a 10-bit color depth. Thanks to the LTPO panel, it can dynamically adjust its refresh rate between 1Hz to 120Hz. Its 3D ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor takes just 0.2 seconds to unlock the phone.

At the back, it has a massive camera island that looks inspired by Vivo X70 Pro Plus’ Ceramic Camera Window. The phone has a textured finish and is available in two color options: Orange and Legend Edition. The latter features a tri-color racing stripe representing the company’s ties with BMW Motors.

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Performance and Memory

Under the hood, iQOO 9 Pro packs the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset has you would expect from a 2022 flagship. It is paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. iQOO has used a waterfall VC (Vapor Chamber) heat conduction system to keep the temperature in check. The phone ships with Android 12 with OriginOS 2.0 on top.

iQOO 9 Pro Color Options

Camera

Over on the optics, iQOO 9 Pro flaunts a triple camera setup. The 50MP primary camera uses Samsung’s GN5 with a 1/1.57″ sensor size. It also has Vivo’s micro-head gimbal system for stabilization.

Moving on, there is another 50MP sensor with a 150° ultrawide lens. This ties the phone with Realme GT 2 Pro in having the widest Field of View (FoV) camera in a smartphone. The setup is completed by a 16MP telephoto portrait lens with 2.5x optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

Rest of the specs

Finally, the phone gets its juice from a 4700mAh dual-cell battery. With the 120W FlashCharge technology, it takes only 13 minutes for the phone to go from 0 to 100%. Similarly, there is also support for 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging.

iQOO also ships the phone with a 120W GaN (Gallium Nitride) charger that supports PowerDelivery 3.0 and PPS (Programmable Power Supply) fast charging, while weighing just 135 grams.

iQOO 9 Pro Specifications:

  • Display: 6.78″ E5 AMOLED panel, 10-bit colors, 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate, 1000Hz instant touch sampling rate
  • Resolution: QHD+ (3200 x 1440 pixels)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 8/12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 256/512GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Software & UI: Android 12 with OriginOS 2.0 on top
  • Rear Camera: Triple (with LED flash);
    – 50MP Samsung GN5 primary, micro-head gimbal
    – 50MP ultrawide lens, 150º FOV
    – 16MP telephoto portrait lens, 2.5x optical zoom
  • Front Camera: 16MP sensor, f/2.45 (punch-hole cutout)
  • Security: In-display fingerprint sensor, Face unlock
  • Battery: 4700mAh
  • Charging: 120W wired (0-100% in 13 minutes), 50W wireless, 10W reverse wireless

iQOO 9 Overview:

Moving on, the iQOO 9 is a toned-down version of the 9 Pro. It features the same 6.78″ E5 AMOLED panel but without curved edges and LTPO technology. Similarly, its resolution is also limited to 2400 x 1080 pixels.

iQOO 9 Black Color option

In the camera department, it retains the 50MP primary sensor but swaps the other two for a 13MP ultrawide lens and a 13MP portrait lens. The rest of the specs, including the processor, battery, charging are similar across the two phones. That being said, iQOO 9 is available in an additional black color variant.

iQOO 9 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.78″ E5 AMOLED panel, 10-bit colors, 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate, 1000Hz instant touch sampling rate
  • Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 8/12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 256/512GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Software & UI: Android 12 with OriginOS 2.0 on top
  • Rear Camera: Triple (with LED flash);
    – 50MP primary, micro-head gimbal
    – 13MP ultrawide lens, 150º FOV
    – 13MP portrait lens
  • Front Camera: 16MP sensor, f/2.45 (punch-hole cutout)
  • Security: In-display fingerprint sensor, Face unlock
  • Battery: 4700mAh
  • Charging: 120W wired (0-100% in 13 minutes), 50W wireless, 10W reverse wireless

iQOO 9 and 9 Pro Price in Nepal and Availability

iQOO 9 series will go on sale in China on January 12. The starting price is CNY 3,999 for the iQOO 9 and CNY 4,999 for the Pro model. We expect the price of iQOO 9 and 9 Pro in Nepal to start at NPR 86,000 and NPR 107,000, respectively if and when they launch here.

iQOO 9 Series Price in China Price in Nepal (Expected)
iQOO 9 8/128GB CNY 3,999 NPR 86,000
8/256GB CNY 4,399 NPR 94,500
12/256GB CNY 4,799 NPR 103,000
iQOO 9 Pro 8/256GB CNY 4,999 NPR 107,000
12/256GB CNY 5,499 NPR 118,000
12/512GB CNY 5,999 NPR 130,000
  • Meanwhile, check out our review of the iQOO 7.