iQoo 9T will be the first smartphone in the country with the latest Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset. The company has set a benchmark for prices for other devices that are expected to launch in the future. The iQoo 9T costs Rs 49,999 for the base variant and will go on sale from August 2.
iQoo has been teasing this phone for a while and we already knew that it is the same phone that launched in China last week as iQoo 10. And it will be the first phone to go on sale in India. Unpacking (opens in new tab) and first impression videos (opens in new tab) and tweets have confirmed the price of the device.
Asking price is 50k for the basic variant. Comes down to about 46k with banking offers etc.July 28, 2022
iQoo 9T: Pricing and Availability
The iQoo 9T will be on sale on Amazon (opens in new tab) on August 2 at 12 noon. It is available in two colors – the Alpha and Legend. The former is simply a matte black body, while the latter features the signature BMW Motorsport three-stripe vinyl. Here’s the phone’s full price list:
ICICI Bank cardholders can instantly take advantage of a discount of Rs. 4,000, bringing the price of the base variant down to Rs 45,999.
iQoo 9T: specifications and main features
iQoo 9T comes with a design on the back that splits the back of the phone in half. The top half has a glossy back (almost a mirror) and the bottom half has a matte finish.
On the front is a 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It’s a Samsung E5 panel, which means it’s one of the most advanced AMOLEDs out there.
The phone is powered by Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC, the latest and greatest flagship chipset from Snapdragon. It makes the iQoo 9T one of the most powerful smartphones in India right now. And this phone will be the first phone to go on sale with the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC. The Asus ROG Phone 6 was announced earlier this month but has yet to go on sale in India.
For the cameras, the phone comes with a 50MP primary camera, which is a 50MP Samsung ISOCELL GN5 sensor. And it comes with OIS support. For secondary cameras, there is a 13 MP ultra-wide camera and a 12 MP macro camera.
The phone comes with a special chipset for image processing, the V1+ chipset that helps with real-time extreme night vision and gaming (frame interpolation).
iQoo 9T is backed by a 4,700mAh battery and supports 120W fast charging.
Most Affordable Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 in India
The main attraction of the phone isn’t the 50MP GN5 sensor or the 120W fast charging, it’s the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset that packs the phone. It is the latest flagship chipset from Snapdragon and comes with some improvements over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.
Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 gets a higher clock speed like any other Plus variant of a Snapdragon SoC. That’s not the only highlight here. Snapdragon has switched the manufacturer from Samsung Foundry to TSMC, and this has made a big difference to the chipset. It seems that the heating and throttling of the older chipset has been resolved with this new iteration.
To know more about the device, wait for the Gadget Masti review!