Vivo sub-brand launches the flagship iQOO 9 Pro for $870

iQOO, the gaming-focused sub-brand of Vivo, has announced its latest flagship phones for launch in India, the iQOO 9 and 9 Pro. Like previous iQOO devices, they don’t really look like gamer style phones, but they are still focused on performance. iQOO pushes that in its marketing through a collaboration with BMW M Motorsport and a white model with three rally stripes.

The iQOO 9 Pro has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, up to 12 GB of RAM and a 4,700 mAh battery. The screen is a 6.78-inch 1440p 120Hz OLED panel, while the camera system includes a 50-megapixel ultrawide, a 16-megapixel portrait camera and a 50-megapixel main sensor that uses gimbal-style stabilization like other Vivo models. flagships. It can be charged up to 120W with a cable or, still unusual for a Vivo-adjacent phone, with wireless charging up to 50W.

The iQOO9.

Differences in the non-Pro iQOO 9 include a Snapdragon 888 Plus processor, a 4,350mAh battery and a 6.56-inch 1080p 120Hz OLED display. The smaller camera bump houses a 48-megapixel main camera, a 13-megapixel ultrawide and a 13-megapixel portrait camera. The phone still has 120W of wired charging, but there is no wireless option. Both the iQOO 9 and 9 Pro run on Vivo’s Funtouch OS 12, based on Android 12.

In India, the iQOO 9 Pro costs Rs. 64,990 (~$870) for a model with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage, or Rs. 69.990 (~$940) for 12GB/256GB. The iQOO 9 costs Rs. 42,990 (~$580) for 8GB/128GB and Rs. 46,990 (~$630) for 12GB/256GB. The phones will be available from March 2.

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