iQOO 9 gets a new color-changing Phoenix Orange variant in India

Sagar, 05 April 2022

iQOO launched the iQOO 9 in India in February in two colors - Legend and Alpha. These are today joined by a third version in the country, dubbed Phoenix Orange. But, unlike the other two variants, this one comes with color-changing technology, making it the fifth smartphone in India after the vivo V23 5G, vivo V23 Pro, Realme 9 Pro, and Realme 9 Pro+ to have a color-changing back panel.

iQOO tells us that the rear panel of the Phoenix Orange iQOO 9, covered with Frosty AG Glass, changes to orange color when exposed to sunlight or other artificial sources of UV light. You can watch the short clip below to get a better idea.

Apart from the paint job, everything else remains the same on the iQOO 9 Phoenix Orange as the other two regular versions, meaning you get the Snapdragon 888+ SoC (Chinese variant has Snapdragon 8 Gen 1), 6.56" 120Hz FullHD+ AMOLED screen, Android 12-based FuntouchOS 12, in-display fingerprint reader, and a 4,350 mAh battery with 120W charging.

Photography is handled by a 16MP selfie shooter on the front, while the camera system on the rear consists of a 48MP primary (with gimbal OIS), 13MP telephoto, and 13MP ultrawide units.

iQOO 9 in three colors iQOO 9 in three colors iQOO 9 in three colors
iQOO 9 in three colors

The iQOO 9 Phoenix Orange's pricing also remains the same - INR42,990 ($570/€520) for the 8GB/128GB model and INR46,990 ($625/€570) for the 12GB/256GB model. Although with cashback and other offers you can get it at a lower price. It's available for purchase on iQOO India's official website and

Our iQOO 9 review is underway, but you can read our first impressions here in the meantime. You can also head this way to read our iQOO 9 SE hands-on, and over here for our iQOO 9 Pro review.


Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 06 Apr 2022
  • 7kk

havent u even looked at the cool Nokia (N/Lumia) orange (and other bold colours), man I miss those days of unique phones with a personality, now everything looks the same and the landscape is so bland, smh!🤮

  • Anonymous
  • 06 Apr 2022
  • 8ts

Oppo, OnePlus, Realme, Vivo, iQoo... They are all from the same parent company called BBK Electronics. Now where is the irony?

This would be pretty cool if it changed between 2 colors like black and white. I've never thought to buy an orange smartphone.

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