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iQOO Neo9 Pro Launches in India: Prices Begin at Rs 35,999, Explore Features and Specifications

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iQOO has introduced its latest offering in the mid-range smartphone market, the Neo9 Pro, in India on Thursday. Following the success of its previous flagship, the iQOO 12, launched in December 2023, the Neo9 Pro comes equipped with a robust Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and boasts a 144Hz refresh rate. Alongside this launch, iQOO is hosting its India League 2024 event, a professional gaming LAN event scheduled from February 22nd to 24th, 2024, at the Noida Indoor Stadium.

iQOO Neo9 Pro: Price, Availability in India

The iQOO Neo9 Pro starts at Rs 35,999 in India, with prices reaching up to Rs 39,999, depending on the storage and RAM variant. Available in Conqueror Black and Fiery Red colors, the smartphone will go on sale at 12 PM (noon) on Friday via Amazon and the iQOO e-store. Customers who pre-book can get their hands on the Neo9 Pro on February 22, 2024, at 1 PM.

Pricing by Variants

8GB+256GB: Rs 37,999
12GB+256GB: Rs 39,999
8GB+128GB: Rs 35,999 (available from March 21st)

Discount Offers

HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank: Rs 2,000 off
Promotional Offer until February 26: Rs 1,000 off

While the 8GB+256GB and 12GB+256GB variants of the iQOO Neo9 Pro are currently available, the 8GB+128GB option will be released on March 21st.

iQOO Neo9 Pro: Features, Specifications

The iQOO Neo9 Pro is driven by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, offering a 144Hz refresh rate for an immersive gaming experience. It is available in two storage configurations: 8GB RAM with 256GB storage and 12GB RAM with 256GB storage. Additionally, it features the company’s proprietary Q1 chipset and MEMC (Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation) technology for enhanced visuals on streaming platforms. Weighing approximately 190 grams, it runs on Funtouch OS 14 (based on Android 14) and promises 3 years of OS updates along with 4 years of security patches. Here are the key highlights from the live event:

Display:

Size: 6.78 inches
Resolution: 1.5K (1260 x 2800 pixels)
Technology: LTPO AMOLED
Refresh Rate: Up to 120Hz (regular use), 144Hz (gaming)
Wet Touch Technology: Enables usage with wet hands
Hardware:

Processor: Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
RAM: Up to 12GB LPDDR5X
Storage: Up to 256GB UFS 4.0
Battery: 5,160mAh with 120W SuperVOOC charging
Software:

OS: Funtouch OS 14 (based on Android 14)
Updates: 3 years of OS updates, 4 years of security updates (first Neo series phone with this offering)
Cameras:

Rear:

50mega pixel main camera (Sony IMX920 sensor, OIS, f/1.88 aperture)
8mega pixel ultrawide camera (OmniVision OV08D10 sensor, f/2.2 aperture)
Front:
16mega pixel (Samsung S5K3P9SP04-FGX9 sensor, f/2.5 aperture)
iQOO Neo9 Pro Powers India League 2024 on BGMI

The iQOO India League 2024 esports event will witness India’s top 16 teams battling it out in Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI). With a total prize pool of 40 lakh INR, the champions will bag 16,00,000 INR. The iQOO Neo9 Pro smartphone was launched on the inaugural day of the event, February 22nd. The event, expected to draw over 6,000 esports enthusiasts, will be live-streamed on the iQOO e-sports YouTube channel from 4:30 PM to 10:30 PM over the next three days. The iQOO Neo9 Pro, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, boasts a 6.78-inch LTPO AMOLED display supporting a 144Hz refresh rate. With a 50MP IMX 920 primary sensor featuring OIS, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 5,160mAh battery with 120W fast charging, the smartphone promises to enhance the gaming experience. The launch of the iQOO Neo9 Pro during this event is anticipated to mark an unforgettable journey for gaming enthusiasts involved.

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