iQOO Neo 9 Pro teased to launch in India soon: expected specifications and features

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • iQOO India teases new Neo phone launch.
  • iQOO Neo 9 Pro is expected to launch in January.
  • It is rumoured to be a rebadged iQOO Neo 9 from China.
  • iQOO has kicked off the new year with the teaser of iQOO Neo 9 Pro’s launch in India. The phone just launchedin its home market a few days back. So, although iQOO India in its post on X hasn’t spelt out or outright revealed the phone’s name or design, it has enough hints suggesting it is a Neo 9 series phone.

·        iQOO Neo 9 Pro teaser: what it shows

  • The post reveals the device is from the Neo branding and the imprint of the phone given in the image looks like that of the Neo 9 Pro. It has a dual rear camera inside two separate squircle cabins. However, the text below appears to be: Power To Win, which is different from what’s on the Chinese variants.

The phone could be different from its Chinese counterpart. The rumour is that the iQOO Neo 9 (China) could launch as iQOO Neo 9 Pro in India. So, here’s what we could expect it to bring:

iQOO Neo 9 Pro specifications (expected)

  • Display:iQOO Neo 9 Pro could have a 6.78-inch AMOLED panel with 1.5K resolution, HDR10+ support, a 144Hz refresh rate, 2160Hz PWM dimming, and an in-screen fingerprint reader.
  • Processor:In China, iQOO Neo 9 came running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC while the Pro variant packs the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 SoC inside. However, in India, the Pro model is believed to bring the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 as it’s supposedly a rebranded iQOO Neo 9 (China).
  • Memory:The performance could be backed by LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage.
  • Software: You could get Android 14-based FunTouchOS 14 out of the box.
  • Cameras: It could be housing a 50MP+8MP duo on the back and a 16MP selfie snapper.
  • Battery: Under the hood, it could have space for a 5,160mAh battery supported by a 120W wired charger.
  • Miscellaneous: Among other things, the phone could feature 5G, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.4, infrared sensor, GPS, USB-C port, stereo speakers, and NFC.

Key Specs

iQOO Neo 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 | 12 GBProcessor
6.78 inches (17.22 cm)Display
50 MP + 8 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
5160 mAhBattery
  • The iQOO Neo 9 Pro has made an appearance on Geekbench, where it’s revealed to carry the model number V2339A.
  • The upcoming smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 9300 SoC, complemented by a Mali-G720-Immortalis MC12 and an impressive 16GB RAM for enhanced performance.
  • Running on an Android 14-based OS, the iQOO Neo 9 Pro showcases promising benchmark scores on Geekbench, with a single-core score of 2,262 and a multi-core score of 7,657.

While these details provide a glimpse into its capabilities, finer specifics remain undisclosed. Notably, the smartphone has also surfaced on AnTuTu, boasting an exceptional score of 2,334,911, further building anticipation for its comprehensive feature set. iQOO Neo 9 Pro specifications (expected)

Several details about the upcoming iQOO Neo 9 Pro have been leaked ahead of the official launch. The upcoming iQOO Neo 9 Pro is said to come with three stylish color choices – Blue, Black, and a cool Red-White mix. For Indian consumers, the iQOO Neo 9 Pro is expected to come with a different chipset, although the official confirmation is still awaited. Let’s take a quick look at what we’re expecting from the iQOO Neo 9 Pro.

  • Display:The iQOO Neo 9 Pro is anticipated to feature a 6.78-inch AMOLED display, boasting a high 144Hz refresh rate for smooth visuals.
  • Chipset:The Pro variant of the upcoming iQOO series is confirmed to be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 chipset.
  • Rear cameras:The iQOO Neo 9 Pro is rumoured to pack a 50MP OIS main camera and a 50MP ultra-wide-angle lens.
  • Selfie camera:For selfies, the iQOO Neo 9 Pro is expected to sport a 16MP front camera.
  • Storage:The phone will likely be available in two variants – 12GB LPDDR5X RAM with 256GB UFS 4.0 storage and 16GB RAM coupled with 512GB storage capacity.
  • Software:In China, the iQOO Neo 9 Pro is slated to run OriginOS 4, based on the latest Android 14 operating system, ensuring a feature-rich and updated user experience.
  • Battery:The device will likely be equipped with a 5,160mAh battery, complemented by 120W fast charging support.
  • iQOO Neo 9 series is confirmed to feature a 1.5K all-weather super-sensing screen with a 144Hz refresh rate.
  • The phones will support LTPO technology, 100 hours of continuous touch and eye protection 2.0
  • iQOO Neo 9 Pro tipped to launch in India around January 2024.

iQOO Neo 9 series is confirmed to launch in China on December 27th along with its first smartwatch and TWS earbuds, the iQOO Watch and iQOO TWS 1e on the same stage. The lineup will include two models: the iQOO Neo 9 and Neo 9 Pro and these succeed the iQOO Neo 8 series. Ahead of the launch, the company has confirmed the display specifications of the phone.

Separately, tipster Mukul Sharma has exclusively revealed that the iQOO Neo 9 Pro will be launching in India and also mentioned the timeline of the same.

iQOO Neo 9 Pro India launch tipped

  • Tipster Mukul Sharma claimsthat iQOO Neo 9 Pro will be launching in India soon, probably around early January.
  • The Indian variant will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, according to the tipster.
  • In comparison, the China variant is already confirmed to be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 SoC.
  • Mukul also says the red-colour dual-tone design variant will be launched in the countr

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