iQOO’s next-generation flagship, iQOO 9 series has passed the Chinese network access certification. The model numbers in the China network access certification document are V2171A and V2172A. These two phones are expected to be the iQOO 9 and iQOO 9 Pro. Furthermore, these flagship smartphones will probably come with the new Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chip. Furthermore, a recent report shows that the batteries of these two mobile phones have passed China’s CQC certification. The manufacturer of the batteries is Dongguan Xinnengde Technology Co., Ltd.
While iQOO 9 will come with a 4550mAh dual-cell battery, and iQOO 9 Pro will use a 4700mAh dual-cell battery. Both smartphones will support 120W fast charging. According to previous reports, the iQOO 9 will come with dual X-axis linear motors, dual speakers, and dual pressure sensors. The screen of the series will have a refresh rate of 120Hz, and the appearance will continue the design of the iQOO 7 and 8 series.
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The appearance of iQOO 9 will be basically the same as the previous generation. Thus, it will come with a center punch-hole screen design. The standard version will have a straight screen, while the Pro version will have a curved screen. Generally talking, this series has been always known for its super-high quality. So there is every reason to think the upcoming line will continue this tradition.
As a reminder, the iQOO 8 is the first smartphone to use Samsung’s latest E5 material OLED screen. The power consumption is 25% lower than that of E4 material. The local peak brightness is 1500nit and the global maximum brightness is 1000nit. Moreover, the Pro version has a 2K resolution + 120Hz high-refresh rate.
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, there was an unconfirmed report that this series will launch in January 2022.
iQOO 9 series uses Snapdragon 8 Gen1
This processor should be a popular demand for Android flagship smartphones in 2022. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 uses a three-cluster design. The cores are now based on the ARMv9 architecture. The Cortex-X2 prime core clocks at 3.0GHz; three Cortex-A710 performance cores run at 2.5GHz; four A510 efficiency cores run at 1.8GHz. In effect, the new CPU is 20% faster than the one in the Snapdragon 888. At the same time, it reduces the power consumption by up to 30%. The chip integrates a new GPU, which should have a 30% performance increase and up to 25% power saving. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has an integrated X65 5G modem. It supports both sub-6 and mmWave operation.