iQOO Z9 Turbo and iQOO Z9 with 6.78″ 1.5K 144Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 / 7 Gen 3, 6000mAh battery announced

iQOO has introduced the Z9 and Z9 Turbo smartphones in the Z9 series in China, as it had promised. The phones pack a 6.78-inch 1.5K TCL C8 screen with 144Hz refresh rate, 3840Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, and local peak brightness of 4500 nits.

The iQOO Z9 Turbo is powered by the latest Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 SoC with up to 16GB LPDDR5x RAM and the Z9 is powered by Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 with up to 12GB LPDDR4x RAM. These feature, 6043mm² canopy VC liquid cooling design.

The phones feature a 50MP Sony LYT-600 main camera with OIS on the Z9 Turbo which also has an 8MP Ultra-wide camera, which is replaced by 2MP depth sensor in the Z9.

The phones come with IP64 ratings for dust and splash resistance, and pack a 6000mAh battery with support for 80W fast charging.

iQOO Z9 and Z9 Turbo specifications
  • 6.78-inch (2800×1260 pixels) 1.5K AMOLED 20:9display, 144Hz refresh rate, 480Hz touch sampling rate, up to 4500 nits peak brightness, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 3840Hz PWM Dimming, DC Dimming
  • Z9 – Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 (4nm) Mobile Platform with Adreno 720 GPU
  • Z9 Turbo – Octa Core Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 4nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 735 GPU
  • Z9 – 8GB / 12GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB 256GB / 512GB UFS 2.2 storage
  • Z9 Turbo – 12GB / 16GB LPDDR5x RAM with 256GB / 512GB UFS 4.0 storage
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Android 14 with Origin OS 4
  • Z9 – 50MP rear camera with 1/ 1.95″Sony LYT-600 sensor, f/1.79 aperture, EIS, LED flash, 2MP depth sensor with GC02M1B sensor, f/2.4 aperture, 4K video recording
  • Z9 Turbo – 50MP rear camera with 1/ 1.95″Sony LYT-600 sensor, f/1.79 aperture, OIS, LED flash, 8MP ultra-wide angle lens with GC08A3 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 4K video recording
  • 16MP Samsung S5K3P9 front-facing camera
  • In-display fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
  • USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers
  • Dimensions: 163.72×75.88×7.98mm; Weight: 194.9g
  • Dust and Splash resistant (IP64)
  • 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 be, Bluetooth 5.4, GPS: L1, Beidou: B1C+B1I, GLONASS: G1, Galileo: E1, QZSS: L1, USB Type-C 2.0, NFC
  • 6000mAh (Typical) battery with 80W fast charging
Pricing and availability

The iQOO Z9 and Z9 Turbo come in Black, Starburst White, and Mountain Green colours. Pricing as follows.

  • iQOO Z9 8GB + 128GB – 1499 yuan (USD 206 / Rs. 17,240 approx.)
  • iQOO Z9 8GB + 256GB – 1599 yuan (USD 220 / Rs. 18,740 approx.)
  • iQOO Z9 12GB + 256GB – 1799 yuan (USD 248 / Rs. 20,690 approx.)
  • iQOO Z9 12GB + 512GB – 1999 yuan (USD 275 / Rs. 23,430 approx.)
  • iQOO Z9 Turbo 12GB+ 256GB – 1999 yuan (USD 275 / Rs. 23,430 approx.)
  • iQOO Z9 Turbo 16GB+ 256GB – 2299 yuan (USD 317 / Rs. 26,945 approx.)
  • iQOO Z9 Turbo 12GB+ 512GB – 2399 yuan (USD 331 / Rs. 28,120 approx.)
  • iQOO Z9 Turbo 16GB+ 512GB – 2599 yuan (USD 358 / Rs. 29,890 approx.)

There is also iQOO Z9x, a rebranded vivo T3x which was launched in India recently, but this is cheaper and comes in different colours. Pricing as follows.

  • iQOO Z9x 8GB + 128GB – 1149 yuan (USD 158 / Rs. 13,210 approx.)
  • iQOO Z9x 8GB + 256GB – 1249 yuan (USD 172 / Rs. 14,360 approx.)
  • iQOO Z9x 12GB + 256GB – 1449 yuan (USD 200 / Rs. 16,985 approx.)

The phones are available to order and will go on sale in China starting from April 29th.


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