The upstart company looks to be expanding the range with a new model, known as the iQOO 9T, after debuting the iQOO 9 series earlier this year in India. Although there’s no official date released, reportedly, the device will make a debut in India in the coming July. As confirmed by 91Mobiles, the brand is gearing up for its upcoming launch for which they have leaked some essential specs, courtesy of industry sources. Additionally, the device has obtained BIS certification under the I2201 model number.
Some highlights of this upcoming device include the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 chipset. Now the question is will it be the first smartphone to get the latest Qualcomm chipset? It is in straight competition with One Plus 10T which is also expected to feature the industry’s first and most powerful chipset. Well, this will be decided at the launch. For now, this is all that we know about the iQOO 9T so far!
iQOO 9T: Expected specifications
According to sources, the iQOO 9T is said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, which is the latest SoC. It is said to ship with a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. However, the display resolution isn’t immediately clear. The iQOO 9T is said to come in two models: 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB models. Sources have revealed it would come in a Black colour option. Earlier reports suggested it would come with a 120W fast charging support.
Sources claim that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, which is the newest SoC, will power the iQOO 9T. Hence, it might be the first smartphone to tip it. Moving towards other specs, the smartphone might feature a good 6.8-inch AMOLED screen paired with a 120Hz refresh rate. This already made the scrolling quite smooth and easy.
Also, the upcoming 5G smartphone is also expected to come in two storage variants: 8GB RAM + 128GB and 12GB RAM + 256GB. It will be available in a single black colour, as the sources say. Earlier, some reports also suggested that the device might feature the incredible 120W charging.
This is all on the spec side, but it also revealed some other details as well. In addition to the said features, the iQOO 9T has been also certified by BIS under model number I2201. The listing doesn’t offer much else about the phone, but it is a solid sign that the release may be imminent, and the phone’s July debut appears to be a distinct possibility right now. Although we can assume that the iQOO 9 family won’t see many design changes, it’s still excellent to have alternatives, especially with the newest silicon.
Smartphones expected to feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
These are some of the upcoming smartphones expected to feature the industry’s most powerful, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. Have a look:
ASUS ROG 6
The ultimate gaming champion from ASUS- The ASUS ROG 6 is also expected to feature the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. The smartphone is an addition to its series of other gaming beasts. This one is also expected to come with a high refresh rate and the series exclusive cooling technology.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra
Xiaomi’s upcoming flagship- the Xiaomi 12 Ultra is also one of the most awaited phones of 2022. Additionally, it is also expected to arrive with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. The smartphone is expected to sport a 120Hz screen with a 2K resolution on top. The other highlights of the Xiaomi smartphone include the Leica-branded cameras, a 50MP primary lens, and two 48MP sensors for ultra-wide and telephoto shots. Also, the smartphone is believed to come with 120x zoom support.
One Plus 10 Ultra
OnePlus 10 Ultra, which is rumoured to be launched later this year as a flagship model is also tipped to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. The phone is likely to feature a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 3216 pixels and a high refresh rate. The other goodies to expect from the OnePlus smartphone include a triple-camera setup and support for 80W wired fast charging and 50W wireless fast charging.