The iQoo Z9x 5G is set to launch in India on May 16. The company had earlier confirmed the design and availability on Amazon of the Indian variant of the phone, which is similar to its Chinese counterpart. Now iQoo India has revealed some key specifications of the smartphone which are also similar to the Chinese variant. The upcoming iQoo Z9x 5G will join the iQoo Z9 5G that was launched in India in March this year.

Several key specifications of the Indian variant of the iQoo Z9x 5G have been confirmed by the company ahead of its May 16 launch via Amazon microsite. The phone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 SoC. It is said to have an AnTuTu score of 560,000, which is said to make it the fastest phone in the segment.

In the fine print, the company states that tests to achieve this result were conducted on the 8GB + 128GB variant. Hence, the iQoo Z9x 5G is likely to be available in India in 8GB + 128GB option. The company further confirmed that the phone will support virtual RAM expansion up to 8GB. It will also support up to 1TB of expandable storage via a microSD card.

The upcoming iQoo Z9x 5G will feature a 6000mAh battery with support for 44W wired fast charging and is claimed to be the slimmest phone in the segment with a 6000mAh battery. The battery is said to last up to two days on a single charge. A 30-minute charge is said to offer 10 hours of video playback time.

It is also confirmed that the iQoo Z9x 5G will get a 6.72-inch display with up to 120Hz refresh rate and 1000 nits peak local brightness. It will sport a 5-megapixel AI-powered dual rear camera. The phone will ship with Android 14-based Funtouch OS 14 and will receive two years of Android updates with three years of security patches.

The Indian variant of the iQoo Z9x 5G will be the first in its segment to come with an IP64 rating for dust and splash resistance. It will also be equipped with dual stereo speakers, Hi-Res audio certification and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

In a press note, the iQoo Z9x 5G is being launched in India in two color variants – Black and Light Green. The company is yet to announce the price range of the phone. however, in China, the iQoo Z9x 5G starts at CNY 1,299 (roughly Rs. 15,000) for the 8GB + 128GB option.

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