Vivo’s iQOO brand has officially unveiled its new family of flagship smartphones. The series consists of the basic iQOO 9 and the more powerful iQOO 9 Pro. Both new products boast Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset and Samsung’s cutting edge AMOLED E5 display.
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Both iQOO 9 series smartphones use a 6.78-inch Samsung E5 AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz and a resolution of 3200 × 1440. The display is surrounded by a narrow bezel that is only 1.7 mm wide. The screen offers a high brightness level of 1500 cd / m2 . The polling frequency of the sensor layer reaches 1000 Hz. It is worth noting that the basic iQOO 9 received a flat screen, while the iQOO 9 Pro has a curved panel at the edges.
The heart of the novelties is the latest flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, which works in conjunction with 8 or 12 GB of RAM, depending on the configuration. The storage capacity can be 256 or 512 GB. Since iQOO is positioning new products as gaming flagships, the chipset is complemented by a powerful cooling system with a large evaporation chamber for more efficient heat dissipation.
The base iQOO 9 received a triple main camera, which combines the main 50-megapixel Samsung GN5 sensor, a 13-megapixel sensor with ultra-wide-angle optics (130 degrees) and a 12-megapixel portrait module. In the iQOO 9 Pro, the main sensor Samsung GN5 is complemented by a 50MP ultra-wide-angle camera with a viewing angle of 150 degrees and a 12MP sensor for portrait photos. The front cameras of both smartphones boast a 16 megapixel resolution.
The iQOO 9 smartphones are equipped with a dual cell 4700mAh battery with support for fast 120W charging. The iQOO 9 Pro can also offer users 50W wireless and 10W reversible charging.
The basic iQOO 9 with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of permanent memory will cost $ 629. The version with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage is priced at $ 690. The iQOO 9 with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage costs $ 755. iQOO 9 Pro with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage will cost $ 785. A model with the same amount of permanent memory, but expanded to 12 GB of RAM, is estimated at $ 865. The most advanced configuration iQOO 9 Pro with 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage will cost $ 945. New items will go on sale on January 12th. iQOO 9 will be available in black and orange. Black color is not available for iQOO 9 Pro. Both smartphones will also be available in the BMW M MotorSport Edition, which stands out for its BMW sports car styling.