iQOO Neo 9 launched with SD 8 Gen 2 and Sony IMX920 sensor

iQOO Neo 9 Price in Nepal and Availability
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After quite a bit of hype, iQOO has finally the iQOO Neo 9 model in China alongside its Pro sibling. This vanilla Neo 9 arrives with a last-gen flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, 144Hz AMOLED panel, and more. In this article, let’s delve into the specs, features, and expected price of the iQOO Neo 9.

iQOO Neo 9 Overview:

Display and Design

As for the display, the iQOO Neo 9 sports a 6.78-inch OLED with a 1.5K resolution and LTPO 144Hz refresh rate. You also get HDR 10+ and an in-display fingerprint scanner here.

iQOO Neo 9 Design and Display

Talking of the design, it boasts a flat panel build with slightly curved edges and super slim 1.54mm bezels. It is available in three colors: black, blue, and a striking red-white dual-tone. Notably, the red variant features a leather back, while the others go for a glass back.

 

Performance

Under the hood, the iQOO Neo 9 houses a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. This last-gen flagship SoC still packs a punch in terms of power and performance. It features one Arm-Cortex X3 (@3.19GHz), two Arm-Cortex A715 (@2.8GHz), two Arm-Cortex A710 (@2.8GHz), and three Arm-Cortex A510 (@2.0GHz). For graphics, there is an integrated Adreno 740 GPU. To keep the thermals in check, there is a 6K Canopy VC liquid cooling system. On top of that, you also get the Q1 chip for frame interpolation.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

iQOO has paired the chip with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage. Booting the phone is OriginOS 4 built on top of Android 14.

Camera

As for the optics, the Neo 9 sports a dual camera, comprising a 50MP Sony IMX920 primary sensor, also found on the Vivo X100. It is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide lens. On the front, there is a 16MP snapper for selfies and video calls.

iQOO Neo 9 Camera

Battery and Others

Powering the phone is a 5,160mAh battery with 120W wired fast charging support. In terms of connectivity, the phone supports 5G, WiFi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, GPS, and a USB Type-C port. Other features include dual stereo speakers, an IR blaster, and an X-axis linear vibration motor.

iQOO Neo 9 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.78-inch OLED 1.5K, 144Hz RR display
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, 4nm Mobile Platform
  • Gaming Chip: Self-developed iQOO Q1 chip
  • RAM/ STORAGE: 12GB+256GB / 16GB+256GB / 16GB+512GB / 16GB+1TB
  • Camera: 50MP (Sony IMX920, OIS) + 8MP UW
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • Sensor: In-display fingerprint sensor, IR blaster, dual speakers, X-axis linear motor,
  • OS/UI: Android 14, OriginOS 4
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Red-white dual-tone

iQOO Neo 9 Price in Nepal and Availability

In China, the iQOO Neo 9 retails at the starting price of CNY 2,299 for the base 12/256GB trim. We expect the iQOO Neo 9 price in Nepal to begin from NPR 51,999 if and when it launches here.

iQOO Neo 9 Price in China (Official) Price in Nepal (Expected)
12/256GB CNY 2,299 NPR 51,999
16/256GB CNY 2,499 NPR 56,999
16/512GB  CNY 2,799 NPR 62,999
16GB/1TB CNY 2,999 NPR 67,999
    • Meanwhile, watch our Vivo X100 Pro initial impressions.