Details about the iQOO 9 smartphone’s price in India along with a slew of other key details are likely to be revealed soon. The iQOO 8 series smartphones didn’t see the light of the day in India citing a global chip shortage. Moreover, the Chinese smartphone brand doesn’t seem to have any plan to launch the lineup in the country. Nevertheless, if a new report from 91mobiles is anything to go by, the company will be bringing its iQOO 9 series smartphones to India.
iQOO 9 Launch Date In India
Some industry sources have confirmed to 91mobiles that the iQOO 9 series India launch is around the corner. If this piece of information is anything to go by, iQOO will be skipping the iQOO 8 lineup, and directly launching its iQOO 9 series in the country. Furthermore, the sources claim that the iQOO 9 series smartphones could go official in the country either by late January or February 2022. Last month, a report from GizNext suggested that the lineup will launch in January 2022.
Moreover, sources have told 91mobiles that there will be at least one iQOO 9 series model in India that will support 120W fast charging. Moreover, the series is likely to have multiple models. These include an iQOO 9 Pro/Legend model and a vanilla iQOO 9 variant. Moreover, iQOO has previously revealed that it is working on a flagship that packs a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset under the hood. This could be the iQOO 9 or the iQOO 9 Pro model.
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Previously Leaked Details
The iQOO 9 was spotted on the IMEI database with model number V2171A back in October. Regrettably, the aforesaid listing did not divulge any key specs of the device. Nevertheless, the iQOO 9 series has been subject to a lot of leaks and speculations lately. For instance, the upcoming lineup is said to offer notable upgrades over its predecessor, the iQOO 8 series. Furthermore, the iQOO 9 series smartphones are likely to sport an AMOLED display that offers a 120Hz refresh rate. The phone could run Android 12 with a new iQOO UI skin on top.
To recall, the iQOO 8 features a 6.56-inch AMOLED display with an FHD+ (1,080 X 2,376 pixels) resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. Moreover, the phone uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC along with an Adreno 660 GPU. Aside from that, the phone comes with 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and offers 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. It runs Android 11 OS with iQOO skin on top. For optics, it features a 48MP Sony IMX598 camera, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 13MP portrait lens. For selfie enthusiasts, the iQOO 8 houses a 16MP front shooter.