iQOO Z9 with Snapdragon 8s Gen3, Turbo Debut Next Month!

iQOO Z9 Series Officially Announced with Snapdragon 8s Gen3 Processor

Recently, the long-rumored iQOO Z9 series has finally been officially announced. According to @iQOO手机, they stated, “Get ready to witness the power of Snapdragon 8s with iQOO! Equipped with the all-new Snapdragon 8 Gen3 flagship chip, #iQOO Z9# series will debut in April! #Third-generation Snapdragon 8s mobile platform#” As per previous leaks in the online community, this new series is expected to include iQOO Z9, iQOO Z9x, and iQOO Z9 Turbo, focusing on long battery life and flagship performance. It seems all documentation is ready for the launch.


According to information revealed at a recent Qualcomm event, the Snapdragon 8s Gen3 processor is built on TSMC’s 4nm process. It features a high-performance Cortex-X4 super core clocked at 3.0GHz, along with four 2.8GHz large cores and three 2.0GHz small cores. Positioned between the Snapdragon 8 Gen2 and Snapdragon 8 Gen3 in terms of performance, it can be seen as a lite version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen3. However, the Snapdragon 8s Gen3 processor is expected to excel in power efficiency.



Furthermore, as per digital blogger @数码闲聊站, the upcoming iQOO smartphone featuring the Snapdragon 8s Gen3 processor is likely to be the iQOO Z9 Turbo, not part of the iQOO Neo9 series. The device is rumored to sport a 6.78-inch 1.5K resolution domestic OLED display with 144Hz refresh rate, a plastic-free frame, a dual rear camera setup with a 50-megapixel main sensor, a massive 6000mAh battery, and support for 80W wired fast charging. It seems all certifications are in place for its imminent release.



Based on current leaks, the iQOO Z9 series will consist of Z9, Z9x, and Turbo versions with the following key specifications:

iQOO Z9 Turbo

  • Processor: Snapdragon 8s Gen3 (3.01GHz X4 + 42.61GHz A720 + 31.84GHz A520, Adreno 735 GPU)
  • Display: 6.78-inch 2800×1260 144Hz OLED screen, 2160Hz PWM high-frequency dimming
  • Camera: 50-megapixel dual rear cameras
  • Battery: 6000mAh, 80W fast charging


  • Processor: Snapdragon 7 Gen3 (rumored to be MediaTek Dimensity 7200 Ultra processor)
  • Display: 1.5K resolution AMOLED screen, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Camera: 50-megapixel Sony IMX882 OIS main camera
  • Battery: 6000mAh battery

Snapdragon 6 version with LCD and large battery


Moreover, considering the previously released models in the iQOO Z series, the Turbo version exposed this time is a debut, and historically, this series has focused on delivering value for money. Competing brands have introduced Turbo versions in their previous models and garnered positive market responses. Hence, it seems reasonable for iQOO to introduce a Turbo version in the Z9 series to gain more market share in the same segment. For further details on the standout features of this series, stay tuned for our upcoming coverage.

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