iQoo Neo 8 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC was launched in China in May. The new model is yet to debut in other global markets including India, but rumours of the purported iQoo Neo 9 are already surfacing on the Web. In a new update, the schematics of the iQoo Neo 9 have surfaced online, offering a brief look at the possible rear design of the upcoming handset. The image suggests a dual rear camera module on the rear. It is tipped to come with a 6.78-inch display.
Tipster Digital Chat Station (translated) posted schematics of the iQoo Neo 9 on Weibo. It suggests a hole-punch cutout at the top centre of the display and narrow bezels. The handset appears to have a dual rear camera unit. The primary and secondary sensors are seen arranged in separate small circular cutouts on the top left corner alongside a dual-LED flash unit. Volume buttons and power button are seen arranged on the left spine.
Furthermore, the tipster claims that iQoo Neo 9 will feature a 6.78-inch display. The iQoo Neo 8 and iQoo Neo 8 Pro also sport a similar display with 1.5K resolution.
iQoo is expected to announce the iQoo Neo 9 and iQoo Neo 9 Pro in the first quarter of next year. The iQoo Neo 9 is tipped to run on Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, paired with up to 16GB of RAM and 256GB of inbuilt storage. It is expected to ship with Android 14-based FunTouchOS 14 or OriginOS 4 depending upon the region. It might get a 50-megapixel Sony IMX920 1.49-inch sensor as well.
The iQoo Neo 9 Pro is expected to be powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 9300 chipset, paired with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage.
The iQoo Neo 8 was unveiled with a starting price tag of CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 29,300).