iQOO’s Neo9 family so far has been made up of the eponymous Neo9 as well as the Neo9 Pro, but now it looks like a third member is on the way. According to prolific and usually reliable Weibo tipster Digital Chat Station, vivo’s sub-brand is working on a new Neo9, which could be called Neo9 Racing Edition.

It will have a 6.78-inch 1260×2800 flat touchscreen with 144 Hz refresh rate and 2160 Hz pulse width modulation. The camera system will have a 50 MP main shooter and overall is described as “a relatively balanced mid-range camera”. So, in other words, don’t expect flagship-level camera performance.

iQOO Neo9
iQOO Neo9

Interestingly, the Racing Edition is said to sport the upcoming Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 chipset, and as such might be among the first smartphones to get this new SoC. This will be paired with up to 16GB of LPDDR5x RAM and 1TB of UFS 4.0 storage. The phone will also get 120W fast charging support. It’s expected to become official in China next month, so stay tuned for that.


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