iQoo 9 and iQoo 9 Pro made their debut last week in the Chinese market. The iQoo 9 series India launch has already been confirmed by the brand. However, the company will launch the iQoo 8 (Chinese variant) as iQoo 9 in India.
Now, a new tip by Yogesh Brar suggests that the iQoo 9 and iQoo 9 Pro Indian variants won’t be the same as the iQoo 8 and iQoo 9 Pro (Chinese variant). Brar claims that the Indian variants will have modified hardware and the company will remove some features from these devices to keep the cost low.
iQOO 9 series for India gets a mix between iQOO 8 and 9.
SD888 on the vanilla model
SD8 Gen 1 on the Pro model
These won’t be the exact same ones launched in China, some features/hardware will be removed to keep the cost down.
— Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) January 10, 2022
However, Brar didn’t specifically reveal what all changes the company could make on the Indian variants to keep the cost low. iQoo has already confirmed that the iQoo 9 Pro in India will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. The iQoo 9 Pro will be equipped with a 4,700mAh battery unit and will support 120W fast charging. The iQoo 9 Indian variant will also support 120W as per the details mentioned on the landing page.
iQoo 9 Pro Specifications and Features
The iQoo 9 Pro flaunts a 6.78-inch Quad HD+ LTPO 2.0 AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 1500nits peak brightness, and HDR10+ certification. The display houses an optical in-display fingerprint scanner and a punch-hole notch. It comes in three configurations – 8GB + 256GB, 8GB + 512GB, 12GB + 512GB.
The handset packs a 50MP Samsung GN5 sensor along with a 50MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 16MP portrait sensor. For selfies, it offers a 16MP shooter at the front. It is equipped with a 4,700mAh battery unit and 120W fast charging support. It also supports 50W wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.
iQoo 8 Specifications and Features
The iQoo was launched back in August 2021, and features a 6.56-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and Adreno 660 GPU. It packs a 4,350mAh battery unit and supports 120W fast charging.
In the optics department, you will find a 48MP Sony IMX598 sensor along with a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 13MP portrait camera on the iQoo 8. For selfies, it offers a 16MP front shooter. It has an in-display fingerprint scanner and comes in two configurations – 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB.
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