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iQOO 9 SE: The Special Edition of the iQOO Flagship 2022

With the flagship 9 and 9 Pro, iQOO; the sub-brand of Vivo has launched another smartphone – iQOO 9 SE. The phone has already started sale in the Indian market. Here, we will discuss the specs, features, availability, and the expected price of iQOO 9 SE in Nepal.

iQOO 9 SE Overview

Design and Display

Beginning with the design, there is a rectangular camera setup at the back panel of iQOO 9 SE. The body measures 8.4mm in thickness and is also resistant to minor splashes and dust. It is safe to say that it resembles iQOO 9 more than it does to the 9 Pro. There are two color variations available – Space Fusion and Sunset Sierra.

iqoo 9 se display

9 SE brings a 6.62-inch AMOLED display with 1080×2400-pixels resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The screen-to-body ratio and aspect ratio here measures 84.9% and 20:9 respectively. Above the screen, there is a center punch-hole cutout that holds the front-facing camera. The most interesting part of the display is that it is protected by Panda Glass which is rarely used in smartphones these days.

Performance and Memory

iQOO 9 SE is powered up with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G processor based on a 5nm manufacturing process. The chipset comes with an Adreno 660 graphics processor coupled with an octa-core CPU with Kryo 680 cores clocked at the maximum speed of 2.85GHz. The system here boots on Android 12 on top of Funtouch 12.

iqoo 9 se chipset

There are two memory configurations for the model – 8/128GB and 12/256GB of UFS 3.1. Unfortunately, you can no longer expand your internal storage because there is no microSD card slot on the device.

Camera and Audio

Over to the optics, there is a triple camera setup in the rectangular module mentioned earlier. The lead sensor here is a 48MP lens with an f/1.8 aperture and 0.8-microns pixel capacity alongside PDAF and OIS support. Like the high-end models, it also has a 13MP ultrawide sensor with a 120-degree field of view. Further, the setup is completed by a 2MP camera for portrait shots. The module also holds a Dual-LED dual-tone flash for better night shots. They can also record the videos up to 4K resolution at 30 frames per second.

IQOO 9SE Camera

Upfront, there is a 16MP selfie snapper with an f/2.0 aperture. Here, the video limits up to 1080p at 30fps. Over to the audio front, there is a loudspeaker system with stereo speakers. However, we are yet to be confirmed if it retains the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Rest of the specs

Fueling the iQOO 9 SE is a medium Li-Po 4,500mAh battery with 66W fast charging support. The brand claims to charge 0-70% in just 18 minutes. For biometrics, there is an under-display fingerprint sensor coupled with a software-based face unlock.

iqoo 9 se battery

Other sensors here include an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. Moreover, there are connectivity options that can be listed out as Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS), and USB Type-C 2.0.

iQOO 9 SE Specifications

Dimension163.2 x 76.4 x 8.4 mm
Display6.62 inches, AMOLED, 120Hz
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
Memory8/128GB, 12/256GB
SoftwareAndroid 12, Funtouch 12
Back CameraTriple (48MP + 13MP + 2MP)
Front Camera16MP
Securityunder-display fingerprint sensor
BatteryLi-Po 4,500mAh, 66W fast-charging
ColorSpace Fusion and Sunset Sierra

iQOO 9 SE Price in Nepal

In the Indian market, iQOO 9 SE sells at the starting price of INR 34,000 for the 8/128GB memory configuration. If it ever makes its way to Nepal, we estimate the iQOO 9 SE to have the starting price of NPR 40,000.

ModeliQOO 9 SE price in IndiaiQOO 9 SE price in Nepal (expected)
iQOO 9 SE (8/128GB)INR 34,000NPR 40,000
iQOO 9 SE (12/256GB)INR 38,000NPR 45,000

Also Read:Vivo V23 Pro: The rebranded Vivo S12 Pro

Pragya Sapkota
Pragya Sapkota
I am a tech content writer at Youtech Nepal who loves travelling and watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Just looking for the light in life!!!

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