31 May 2022
iQOO has debuted a new iQOO 9 Phoenix variant of the flagship smartphone in India. It is essentially a new color option which is White in the first look. However, the interesting bit is that the phone has a color-changing back. It means the back panel changes its color to Orange when exposed to sunlight or other sources of UV rays.
The back panel of the phone is covered with Frosty AG Glass. This is the only unique thing about this new variant. Everything else including specifications and features is unchanged. Even the pricing has not been changed and is the same as other color variants. It means the iQOO 9 Phoenix will cost you INR 42,990 for the 8GB/128GB model and INR 46,990 for the 12GB/256GB model.
The iQOO 9 comes with a 6.78-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) flat display with a centered punch-hole. It is a Samsung E5 OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, 1500 nits of peak brightness, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The phone is powered by the Snap 8 Gen 1 processor coupled with 8GB/12GB of RAM and 256GB/512GB UFS 3.1 storage.
In the camera department, you will see a 50-megapixel Samsung GN5 primary sensor with optical image stabilization on the back panel. It is accompanied by a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera with 120-degree FoV and a 12-megapixel telephoto sensor with 2x zoom. The front camera is a 16-megapixel sensor for video calls and taking selfies.
There is a 4,700mAh battery to keep the lights on. It can be charged very quickly through the 120W fast charging as it is claimed to reach 100% from zero within just 19 minutes. It will boot OriginOS based on Android 12 out of the box.