iQOO Neo9 and Neo9 Pro with 6.78″ 1.5K 144Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 / Dimensity 9300, up to 16GB RAM announced

iQOO has announced the iQOO Neo9 and Neo9 Pro smartphones in China, as it had promised. These pack a 6.78-inch 1.5K 1-144Hz LTPO AMOLED screen with 2160Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, 16,000-level brightness adjustment with SGS low blue light certification, and peak brightness of 1400 nits.

The Neo9 is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, and the Neo9 Pro is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 9300 SoC, and feature Q1 self-developed chip. These pack up to 16GB LPDDR5X RAM and up to 1TB UFS 4.0 storage.

In terms of heat dissipation, these feature a 6K Canopy VC liquid cooling, with an area of ​​6043mm², accounting for 48.82% of the entire projection area. At the same time, the heat dissipation system has also achieved upgrades in material and structural design: the entire body is made of 3D stainless steel stamped VC.

The Neo9 and 9 Pro have a Sony IMX920 VCS sensor with OIS, the same sensor as the vivo X100. The Neo9 has a 50MP ultra-wide camera, and the standard model has a 8MP ultra-wide camera. Both these have a 16MP front camera.

The glass version of the iQOO Neo9 series is as thin as 7.99mm, adopts a new exquisite square design, and the photography module accounts for just 7.62%; it is equipped with a flagship micro-curved glass back cover and a body width of 75.7mm. The red and white version has a two-color double-grain plain leather splicing technology, the nautical blue color scheme uses enamel texture glass technology, and the fighting black color scheme uses fluorite AG glass technology.

The phones pack a 5160mAh dual-cell battery with support for 120W fast charging that can charge from 1% to 40% in 9 minutes.

iQOO Neo9 and Neo9 Pro specifications
  • 6.78-inch (2800×1260 pixels) 1.5K AMOLED 20:9 aspect ratio screen with HDR10+, up to 1400 nits brightness, 1-144Hz refresh rate, 2160Hz PWM dimming
  • Neo9 – Octa Core Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 4nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 730 GPU
  • Neo9 Pro – Octa-Core Dimensity 9300 4nm SoC with Immortalis-G720 GPU
  • 12GB / 16GB LPDDR5X RAM with 256GB/512GB/1TB (UFS 4.0) storage
  • Android 14 with OriginOS 4.0
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Neo9 – 50MP camera with 1/ 1.49″ IMX920 VCS bionic, f/1.88 aperture, OIS, LED flash, 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, f/2.2 aperture
  • Neo9 Pro – 50MP camera with 1/ 1.49″ IMX920 VCS bionic, f/1.88 aperture, OIS, LED flash, 50MP ultra-wide-angle camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.45 aperture
  • In-display fingerprint sensor, infrared sensor
  • USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers, Hi-Fi audio
  • Dimensions: 163.53× 75.68×7.99mm (Glass) / 8.34mm (Leather); Weight: 196g (Glass) / 190g (Leather)
  • 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 7 802.11 be, Bluetooth 5.4, GPS: L1+L5, Beidou: B1C+B1I+B2a+B2b, GLONASS: G1, Galileo: E1+E5a+E5b, QZSS: L1+L5, NavIC: L5, USB Type-C, NFC
  • 5160mAh (Typical) battery with 120W ultra-fast flash charging
Pricing and availability
  • iQOO Neo9 12GB + 256GB – 2299 yuan (USD 322 / Rs. 27,770 approx.)
  • iQOO Neo9 16GB + 256GB – 2499 yuan (USD 350 / Rs. 29,140 approx.)
  • iQOO Neo9 16GB + 512GB – 2799 yuan (USD 392 / Rs. 32,635 approx.)
  • iQOO Neo9 16GB + 1TB – 3199 yuan (USD 448 / Rs. 37,300 approx.)
  • iQOO Neo9 Pro 12GB + 256GB – 2999 yuan  (USD 420 / Rs. 34,970 approx.)
  • iQOO Neo9 Pro 12GB + 512GB – 3299 yuan (USD 462 / Rs. 38,470 approx.)
  • iQOO Neo9 Pro 16GB + 512GB – 3599 yuan (USD 504 / Rs. 41,965 approx.)
  • iQOO Neo9 Pro 16GB + 1TB – 3999 yuan (USD 600 / Rs. 48,310 approx.)

The phones are available to order and will go on sale in China starting from December 30th.


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