iQoo Neo 9 Pro Confirmed to Launch in India in February; May Get Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC

The iQoo Neo 9 Pro was unveiled in China in December 2023 alongside the iQoo Neo 9. The phone comes with a MediaTek Dimensity 9300 SoC, a 50-megapixel dual rear camera unit, a 5,160mAh battery with 120W wired fast charging support, and 68. – inch AMOLED panel. The model is now confirmed to arrive in India. The company has announced the launch timeline of the handset in the country. It is expected to carry similar specifications as its Chinese counterpart.

In a post on X, iQoo India has confirmed that the iQoo Neo 9 Pro will be launched in the country in February. The company is yet to announce the exact launch date. The promotional image shared on the post teases the upcoming handset in its signature red and white dual-tone color option. The Indian version of the smartphone is expected to share the same hardware and software features as the Chinese version. Notably, an earlier leak suggested that the iQoo Neo 9 Pro might launch in India with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, as seen in the vanilla iQoo Neo 9 variant in China.

iQoo Neo 9 Pro Price (China)

Offered in Fighting Black, Nautical Blue, and Red & White Sole (translated from Chinese) colorways, the iQoo Neo 9 Pro starts at CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 35,100) for its 12GB + 256GB variant in China. The 16GB + 256GB, 16GB + 512GB and 16GB + 1TB variants are listed at CNY 3,299 (roughly Rs. 38,600), CNY 3,599 (roughly Rs. 42,100), and CNY 3,999 (roughly, Rs. 408). The color options and RAM and storage configuration of the Indian variant of the handset are yet to be known.

iQoo Neo 9 Pro Specifications

The Chinese variant of the iQoo Neo 9 Pro features a 6.78-inch AMOLED panel with 2,800 x 1,260 pixel resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio and HDR10+ support. It is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 9300 SoC paired with an Immortalis-G720 GPU, up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and up to 1TB of UFS 4.0 onboard storage. The dual nano SIM-enabled model boots Android 14-based OriginOS.

In the camera department, the iQoo Neo 9 Pro sports a 50-megapixel Sony IMX920 primary sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS) and a 50-megapixel secondary sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens at the back. The front camera is equipped with a 16-megapixel sensor. The handset packs a 5,160mAh battery with 120W wired fast charging support. It supports 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, OTG, GPS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NFC and USB Type-C connectivity. For security, it gets an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Is the iQoo Neo 7 Pro the best smartphone you can buy under Rs. 40,000 in India? We discuss the company’s recently launched handset and what it has to offer in the latest episode of Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and wherever else you get your podcasts.
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