iQoo 9 series, the new smartphone lineup from the Vivo sub-brand, is all set to go official on January 5 next year. The upcoming series from iQoo is said to include the vanilla iQoo 9 model alongside iQoo 9 Pro. Ahead of the formal debut, the handsets have been spotted on Geekbench benchmarking website, hinting at their key specifications. The upcoming iQoo 9 series phones are expected to be powered by the recently announced Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. iQoo 9 and iQoo 9 Pro could run on Android 12 as well.
The upcoming iQoo 9 has been spotted on the Geekbench website with model number V2171A. The smartphone has scored 1,233 points in single-core testing and 3,674 points in multi-core testing. iQoo 9 Pro, on the other hand, appeared on the benchmarking site with model number V2172A. It scored 1,277 points and 3,787 points in single- and multi-core tests, respectively. The listing reveals that iQoo 9 and iQoo 9 Pro will have 12GB of RAM. As per the Geekbench listing, both phones will run on Android 12 as well.
As per the listing, a chipset with the codename 'taro' will power the iQoo 9 series. It shows a prime CPU core with a maximum clock speed of 3.0GHz, three cores capped at 2.50GHz and four cores capped at 1.79GHz. All these indicate the presence of a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset on iQoo 9 series handsets.
iQoo 9 series has been in the rumour mill for quite a while now. Both phones are likely to come with upgrades over the iQoo 8 series which was launched in August in China and comprised two models — iQoo 8 and iQoo 8 Pro. Both iQoo 9 and iQoo 9 Pro phones are said to sport 6.78-inch E5 OLED displays developed by Samsung. They are tipped to feature a 4,700mAh battery as well.
Recently, iQoo has confirmed that it will be launching the iQoo 9 lineup on January 5 in China.
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