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

Vivo has unveiled the iQOO 9 and 9 Pro as the company’s latest flagship phones for launch in India. iQOO is Vivo’s gaming-focused sub-brand. They don’t look like gamers’ phones in the same way that past iQOO phones did, but they are focused on performance nonetheless. With a tie-in collaboration with BMW M Motorsport and a white variant with three rally stripes, iQOO is promoting this in its marketing.

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The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, 12GB of RAM, and a 4,700mAh battery power this Vivo device. The smartphone has a 6.78-inch screen1440p 120Hz OLED display. The camera system features a 50mp ultrawide, a 16mp portrait camera, and a 50mp primary sensor that incorporates gimbal-style stabilization. You can charge the smartphone via cable at 120W or wirelessly at up to 50W, which is unique for a Vivo-adjacent phone.

A Snapdragon 888 Plus processor, a 4,350mAh battery, and a 6.56-inch 1080p 120Hz OLED screen distinguish the non-Pro model. The smaller camera bump features a 48MP main camera, a 13MP ultrawide, and a 13MP portrait camera. There is still 120W of wired charging on the phone, but no wireless charging. Vivo’s Funtouch OS 12 (based on Android 12) is powering the iQOO 9 and 9 Pro.

The iQOO 9 Pro will cost $870 for an 8GB/256GB model and $940 for a 12GB/256GB variant. The 8GB/128GB variant costs $580, while the 12GB/256GB iQOO 9 costs $630. From March 2nd, the phones will be accessible. Gaming users are going crazy about smartphones for having these.