The iQoo 9T will be the first smartphone in the country to feature the latest Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset. The company has set a pricing benchmark for other devices expected to launch in the future. The iQoo 9T is priced at Rs 49,999 for the base variant and will go on sale from today.
The iQoo has been teasing this phone for some time now, and we already knew it’s the same phone that launched in China as the iQoo 10 last week. And it will be the first phone for sale in India.
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iQoo 9T: Pricing and Availability
The iQoo 9T is available in two color options – Alpha and Legend. The former is just a matte black body, while the latter features BMW Motorsport’s three-stripe vinyl. It will go on sale on the company’s website at 12:30 pm today.
ICICI Bank cardholders can avail an instant discount of Rs. 4,000, thus reducing the price of the basic variant to Rs 45,999. When purchasing the smartphone through iQoo online store (opens in new tab)the company is making its Gamepad available for free until August 10th.
The smartphone will also be on sale in amazon (opens in new tab) on August 4th at 12 noon. Along with the discount offered for ICICI Bank cardholders, customers can also enjoy an additional exchange discount of up to Rs 7,000 for any iQoo smartphone. However, other smartphone owners can still get a discount of up to Rs 5,000.
|8/128 GB||LOL. 49,999|
|12/256 GB||LOL. 54,999|
iQoo 9T: Specifications and Key Features
The iQoo 9T comes with a back design that splits the back of the phone in two. The top half comes with a glossy back (almost a mirror) and the bottom half comes with a matte finish.
On the front, there is a 6.7-inch AMOLED Full HD+ screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. It’s a Samsung E5 panel, which means it’s one of the most advanced AMOLEDs on the market.
The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC, Snapdragon’s latest and greatest chipset. This makes the iQoo 9T one of the most powerful smartphones in India today. And this phone will be the first phone on sale with Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC. The Asus ROG Phone 6 was announced earlier this month but is not yet on sale in India.
Coming to the cameras, the phone comes with a 50MP main camera which is a 50MP Samsung ISOCELL GN5 sensor. And it comes with OIS support. Coming to the secondary cameras, there’s a 13MP ultra wide camera and a 12MP macro camera.
The phone comes with a dedicated image processing chipset, the V1+ chipset which supports extreme real-time night vision and gaming (frame interpolation).
The iQoo 9T is backed by a 4,700mAh battery and supports 120W fast charging.
Most Affordable Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 in India
The phone’s main draw isn’t the 50MP GN5 sensor or the 120W fast charging, it’s the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset that the phone packs. It is the latest chipset from Snapdragon and comes with some improvements over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.
The Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 gets a higher clock like any other Plus variant of a Snapdragon SoC. That’s not the only highlight here. Snapdragon switched manufacturer from Samsung Foundry to TSMC, and that made a big difference with the chipset. It looks like the heating and throttling of the older chipset has been resolved with this new iteration.
To learn more about the device, wait for the Techradar review!