iQOO Z9x 5G Budget Smartphone Launched Under Rs 13,000 in India: Check Specs, Features and More

By Kanika Sachdeva - May 17, 2024
The iQOO Z9x 5G smartphone comes in Tornado Green and Storm Grey colour options, and 4GB RAM + 128GB, 6GB RAM + 128GB, and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variants. It will go on sale through and....

iQOO, a subsidiary of Vivo, has launched its latest budget 5G smartphone in the Indian market – the Z9x. This is the same phone launched in China last month but comes in Tornado Green and Storm Grey colour options, and 4GB RAM + 128GB, 6GB RAM + 128GB, and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variants. The pricing of the smartphone starts at Rs 12,999 for the base-spec variant and goes up to Rs 15,999 for the top-spec variant. Between the two sits the mid-spec 6GB RAM + 128GB variant costing Rs 14,499. In comparison, the Chinese counterpart can be had in Dark Night, Feng Yuqing, and Starburst White colourways, and is available in 8GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB, and 12GB + 256GB configurations, with prices more or less keeping up with the India-spec Z9x. 

Indian buyers can purchase the iQOO Z9x through and iQOO's online India store. Sales will commence on May 21 at noon. While the Z9x's starting price of Rs 12,999, undoubtedly, makes it an enticing deal to grab onto, you can further drive down the price of the new smartphone using a flat Rs 1,000 discount on ICICI Bank and SBI credit/debit card transactions and EMI purchases, or a flat Rs 500 coupon discount on Amazon. 

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iQOO Z9x 5G: Specifications

Under the hood, the iQOO Z9x 5G gets an octa-core 4nm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 chip paired with up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB internal storage. The latter can be expanded up to 1TB further using a microSD card. As expected, the smartphone uses a massive 6,000mAh battery which offers 44W fast charging support. IQOO offers a four-year battery health guarantee along with two days of battery life on full charge. The phone runs on Android 14-based FunTouch OS 14 out-of-the-box. 

Measuring 165.70 x 76 x 7.99mm and tipping the scales at 199g, the Z9x 5G has an IP64 rating for dust and water resistance. The handset features a 6.72-inch LCD FullHD+ display, translating to a 1260x2800 pixels resolution, a refresh rate of up to 120Hz, and a peak brightness of 1,000 nits. The display also gets Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification to help reduce eye strain. 

Camera-wise, the iQOO Z9x has a porthole-shaped dual camera setup at the back, consisting of a 50-megapixel primary sensor (with f/1.8 aperture) and a 2-megapixel depth sensor (with f/2.4 aperture). The front has an 8-megapixel sensor (with f/2.05 aperture) for selfies and video calls. 

Along with these, the iQOO Z9x 5G also offers a host of connectivity options which include Bluetooth 5.1, Hybrid Dual SIM, 5G support, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a USB Type-C port. A side-mounted fingerprint sensor is also available for biometric authentication.

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With the launch, the iQOO Z9x 5G joins the iQoo Z9 5G in the lineup. Powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 7200 SoC, the iQoo Z9 5G is on sale at a starting price of Rs 19,999.  

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