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iQOO 9 Pro, iQOO 9, and iQOO 9 SE debut internationally

By Sanuj Bhatia February 23, 2022, 4:40 am
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IQOO announced the IQOO 9 series back in January of this year. Up until now, the smartphone series from Vivo's sub-brand was available only in China. But, today, IQOO 9 series is making its international debut. The company has also partnered with BMW M Motorsport to launch the 'Legend edition' of the IQOO 9 and 9 Pro. Here's everything you need to know!

Starting right off the bat, the IQOO 9 series features flagship-grade specs at an affordable price tag. The smartphone series contains three models: IQOO 9, IQOO 9 Pro, and IQOO 9 SE. The Pro model is the company's top-end flagship smartphone. IQOO 9 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 whereas the 9 and 9 SE are powered by Snapdragon 888 Plus and Snapdragon 888, respectively.


The specs difference is evident all across the board. Here are the official specs of IQOO 9 Pro, 9, and 9 SE:

CategoryIQOO 9 ProIQOO 9IQOO 9 SE
Display6.78-inch, AMOLED, WQHD, LTPO 2.0, 1-120Hz6.56-inch, 120Hz, 10-bit AMOLED, FHD+6.56-inch, 120Hz, 10-bit AMOLED, FHD+
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 PlusQualcomm Snapdragon 888
Expandable StorageNoNoNo
Rear Camera 150MP Samsung GN548MP48MP
Rear Camera 250MP 150° Fisheye Wide Angle13MP Super wide-angle camera13MP wide-angle
Rear Camera 316MP Telephoto/Portrait13MP Portrait2MP monochrome
Front Camera16MP16MP16MP
Operating SystemAndroid 12Android 12Android 12
Connectivity5G, LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.25G, LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.25G, LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2
Headphone JackNoNoNo
Battery4,700 mAh4,350 mAh4,500 mAh
Charging (Wired)120W120W66W
Charging (Wireless)50WNilNil
Dimensions164.81 x 75.2 x 8.83 mm159.06 x 75.14 x 8.63 mmNA
ColorsLegend, Dark CruiseLegend, Alpha, PhoenixSpace Fusion, Sunset Sierra
Starting Price~$870~$580~$450
IQOO 9 Source: IQOO

IQOO has partnered with BMW M Motorsport for the 'Legend' versions of the IQOO 9 and 9 Pro smartphones. The Legend version devices feature some of the design elements that are inspired by the racetrack. It comes in white color with three 'iconic' rally stripes running down the back of the smartphone. The strips are in, of course, the colors of the BMW M Motorsport logo: blue, purple, and red. The company says the BMW M Motorsport edition IQOO 9 smartphones bring a sense of speed to the user and pay homage to the brands’ dedication to ultra-fast technology and pursuit for excellence.

IQOO 9: Pricing and Availability

IQOO 9 Source: IQOO

For now, IQOO 9 series is available only in India. The smartphones are available for pre-orders (IQOO 9 and 9 Pro) from today, i.e., February 23. The phones will be available on open sale from March 2, 2022. Here's the pricing for IQOO 9 series in India:

VariantIQOO 9 ProIQOO 9IQOO 9 SE
8GB/128GB-Rs. 42,990Rs. 33,990
8GB/256GBRs. 64,990--
12GB/256GBRs. 69,990Rs. 46,990Rs. 37,990


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