The iQOO 9T smartphone is now official in India with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. It also has a Vivo V1+ display chip that allows real-time extreme night vision. The new phone by the Vivo sub-brand inherits a lot from the iQOO 9 Pro, including the 6.78” E5 AMOLED screen. It has a 120 Hz refresh rate and 360 Hz touch sampling rate. There is a supersonic fingerprint scanner underneath. On the back, we have a rectangular island, housing the trio of cameras – 50MP main with Samsung GN5 sensor and OIS, 13 MP ultrawide and 12MP telephoto units.
The iQOO 9T offers a vapor chamber liquid cooling system with a 3,930 sq. mm. area, which promises great heat dissipation and proper cooling of the device under prolonged heavy usage. and there are also dual stereo speakers. The Vivo V1+ chip already debuted in the vivo X80 Pro, but this is the first time it makes its way to an iQOO device. It brings enhanced noise reduction and motion estimation motion compensation technology. The iQOO 9T got from its 9 series predecessors is the 4,700 mAh battery with 120W wired and 50W wireless fast charging. The claim of the 8-minute charging from 0 to 50% and the battery fill up in 20 minutes has been tested and proven to be true.
The iQOO 9T has two color versions – Legend with the BMW M Motorsport stripe and colors and a plain black version called Alpha and a less available Orange version is also seen. It is priced at INR 49,999 (8/128 GB) or INR54,999 (12/256 GB) and you can buy it from Iqoo’s website or Amazon.in – I bought it from the latter. Dimensions are 165 x 77 x 8 mm (6.50 x 3.03 x 0.31 in) and 206g in weight. Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame, glass back Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by), dust and dripping water resistant. AMOLED display 6.78 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Android 12, Funtouch 12, Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm), Octa-core (1×3.19 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510), Adreno 730 GPU. I bought the 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM and the big disappointment is that there is no memory card slot. Main camera : 50 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.57″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 12 MP, f/2.0, 47mm (telephoto), PDAF, 2x optical zoom, 13 MP, f/2.2, 16mm, 120? (ultrawide) & Video : 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps. Front facing selfie cam : 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), HDR, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS.
Dual speakers, but no 3.5 mm headphone jack. Sensors include Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass. Battery : Li-Po 4700 mAh, non-removable, Fast charging 120W, 50% in 8 min, 100% in 19 min (advertised).