iQOO Neo 9 Pro confirmed to launch in India in February

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • iQOO  Neo 9 pro could be bringing one of the devices from the newly launched iQOO Neo 9 series to India.
  • The iQOO Neo 9 Pro could directly compete with the OnePlus 12R as both feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipsets.
  • The device will be launching in February in the country with a signature dual-tone leather back design.
  • The iQOO Neo 9series was launched in the brand’s home country last month. The brand is now bringing one of these devices, the iQOO Neo 9 Pro, to India. iQOO has also confirmed the launch timeline for this device with a teaser and has hinted at the hero colour option that will be making its way to the country.

·        iQOO Neo 9 Pro India launch month confirmed

  • iQOO has shared a teaser which confirms multiple details of its upcoming smartphone, with the first one being its name. The brand is supposedly bringing only the iQOO Neo 9 Provariant and not the vanilla model to India. This phone is set for launch in the country in February.

Further, the teaser also hints at the dual-tone leather back model making its way to the Indian market. Here are the specifications of the iQOO Neo 9 Chinese variant, which is expected to be launched as iQOO Neo 9 Pro in India.

  • Display:78-inch 1.5K AMOLED, 2800×1260pm, 144Hz refresh rate display with 2160Hz PWM
  • iQOO Neo 9 chipset:Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  • RAM and storage: 12GB/16GB LPDDR5X RAM, 256GB/512GB/1TB UFS 4.0 storage
  • OS: Android 14-based OriginOS (Funtouch 14 for India)
  • Primary camera:50MP Sony IMX920 VCS bionic primary camera with OIS, 8MP ultra-wide-angle
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery:There is a 5,160mAh battery on both models with 120W fast charging support
  • iQOO recently launched the iQOO 12in India with a focus on performance and cameras. With the launch of iQOO Neo 9 Pro, it could have the most affordable phones in the Indian market with the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipsets. Last year’s iQOO Neo 7 Pro also brought the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 to the market at a competitive price tag.
  • iQOO Neo 9 Pro could be a direct competitor to the OnePlus 12Rwhich is launching globally on January 23rd with the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.

·        Key Specs

·        iQOO Neo 9 Pro
·        MediaTek Dimensity 9300 | 12 GBProcessor
·        6.78 inches (17.22 cm)Display
·        50 MP + 50 MPRear camera
·        16 MPSelfie camera
·        5160 mAhBattery
  • 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.

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