The company has set a launch date for its BMW-branded top-tier phones. The iQOO 9 series will be available globally in two weeks. It’s flagship Android phone launch season once again, and Vivo has just revealed the launch date for its BMW-branded top-tier phones, just in time. On February 23, the iQOO 9 series will be available in the global market.
Vivo’s connection with BMW M Motorsport is continue, and the iQOO 9 will include racing stripes on the back, exactly like prior iterations. The iQOO 9 series will feature the standard iQOO 9, the iQOO 9 Pro, and a less expensive iQOO 9 SE with slightly less powerful hardware.
Similar to the Galaxy S22 and Xiaomi 12 series, the Vivo series will be Vivo’s first Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 powered phones. The lineup is already official in China, but the iQOO 9 is now available in other countries, beginning with India and Europe.
Because of the introduction in China, we already know the specifications. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC is used in both the iQOO 9 and 9 Pro, although the Pro variant has a superior display. Thanks to LTPO technology, it uses less power and has improved colour fidelity thanks to 10-bit colour capability. The Pro variant also includes HDR10+ and 2K resolution, whilst the iQOO 9 is limited to 1080p.
AMOLED panels with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate are used on both phones, although the Pro phone features curved sides. In addition, the iQOO 9 Pro has a significantly improved camera with gimbal stabilisation and faster charging technology.
The iQOO 9 SE, on the other hand, will be a completely new model that has yet to be revealed. To keep prices low, it will have a more limited set of specifications. It’s possible that the SD8G1 chip will be replaced by the SD888, although this is only speculation at this point.