The hotly-anticipated iQOO 9 and iQOO 9 Pro smartphones graced the BGMI India Series 2021 semi-finals, ahead of their imminent launch in India. The iQOO 9 series featuring the iQOO 9 and the iQOO 9 Pro models went official in China earlier this week. Moreover, the Chinese smartphone brand recently confirmed that the iQOO 9 series phones are headed to India. The iQOO BGMI (Battlegrounds Mobile India) Series semifinal event kicked off on January 7. The event showcased a teaser image confirming that the iQoo 9 series is coming to India soon.
iQoo 9 Series Teaser Spotted On BGMI India Series 2021 Semi-Finals
The teaser image for the iQOO 9 series features two smartphones. Interestingly, one of these two smartphones looks like an iQOO 8 series phone. The other handset appears to be an iQOO 9 series phone.
According to MySmartPrice, one of the phones displayed in the teaser image is the iQOO 8. Likewise, the publication suggests that the second phone is the iQOO 9 Pro. Moreover, a dedicated microsite for the iQOO 9 series phones has gone live on the company’s India website. As expected, the landing page divulges some key specifications of the upcoming handsets.
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The landing page suggests that the iQOO 9 Pro will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor under the hood. Aside from that, the phone will use a 4,700mAh battery to draw its juices. iQOO launched the iQOO 8 in August 2021 in China. However, the company did not bring the iQOO 8 series phones into the Indian market. Now, a report suggests that the company will be revealing more details about the iQOO 9 Series at the impending BGMI Series final.
To recall, the iQOO 8 sports a 6.56-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution, and a refresh rate of 120Hz. The iQoo 9 Pro, on the other hand, features a larger 6.78-inch LTPO AMOLED curved display with Quad HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The iQoo 8 smartphone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. Whereas, the iQoo 9 Pro features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor.
Furthermore, the iQOO 8 has a 4,350mAh battery, while the iQoo 9 Pro uses a 4,700mAh battery. However, both phones offer 120W fast charging support. In the photography department, the iQoo 8 houses three cameras at the back. This rear-mounted camera setup features a 48MP main camera, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 13MP portrait sensor. The iQoo 9 Pro houses a 50MP main camera, a 50MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 16MP portrait sensor. Upfront, both phones have a 16MP selfie camera.
This isn’t the first time iQOO has adopted this strategy. In 2021, the company launched the iQOO 7 and the iQOO Neo 5 5G in India. Moreover, the brand launched the Chinese version of the iQoo 7 in the country with the iQoo 7 Legend moniker.