Teased last month, the iQOO Z9 has made its official debut in India. Just as suggested in the teaser, the new smartphone sports an attractive design that is coupled with good mid-range specifications.

More importantly, the iQOO Z9 debuts with an attractive price tag. The base model costs INR 19,999 (around $240), making it a worthy competitor to the Redmi Note 13 Pro 4G and Realme 12+.

Key highlights of iQOO Z9

Under the hood, the iQOO Z9 packs a MediaTek Dimensity 7200 chipset. This SoC can deliver much better performance than the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 and Dimensity 6080 found in similarly priced phones. The SoC is paired with 8GB of RAM, which is hardly enough these days. However, the good part is that iQOO has implemented a software feature that adds virtual memory.

As for memory, two options are available: 128 GB and 256 GB. If that’s not enough internal storage for you, you can use the dedicated microSD card slot to expand up to 1 TB.

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Sony IMX882 on iQOO Z9

Additionally, the iQOO Z9 comes with an attractive primary camera on the back. It’s the Sony IMX882, which is a high-end 50MP sensor that offers OIS for even better photos. There’s also a secondary camera on the back, but it’s just a primary 2 MP depth sensor.


On the front, the iQOO Z9 has a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen. It features FHD+ resolution, 1800 nits peak brightness, 300 Hz touch sample rateand 120 Hz refresh rate. It’s a good screen for the price and features a 16MP selfie camera in a centered hole on top. In terms of battery capacity, the smartphone comes with a 5000 mAh cell that can offer 44W fast charging.

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Other highlights of the phone include 4K video recording at 30 FPS, Bluetooth 5.3, 5G connectivity and dual nano SIM support.

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iQOO Z9 debuts with Dimensity 7200, Sony IMX882, and 5000 mAh battery