iQOO Z9 and Z9x 5G malaysia launch

iQOO Z9 and Z9x 5G midrange gaming phones launched in Malaysia

vivo’s gaming-oriented sub-brand iQOO has launched two new phones for Malaysia – the new midrange iQOO Z9 and the iQOO Z9x phones, both of which have 5G connectivity, Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets and an emphasis on gaming, are now available in Malaysia with prices that start from RM999.

iQOO Z9x and z9x 5g malaysia launch

From left: the vivo Z9 and Z9x 5G

From left iQOO Z9x and z9x 5g malaysia launch

From left : The iQOO Z9x and z9x 5g

iQOO Z9 5G Malaysia specs and price

The iQOO Z9 packs a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with 2,800 x 1,260 pixels resolution and a fast 144Hz refresh rate paired with a set of stereo speakers. Powering the phone is a Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 chipset running the latest Android 14 with Malaysia units featuring either 256GB storage and either 12GB RAM or 8GB RAM with an additional 12GB of virtual Extended RAM on call.

iqoo z9 malaysia specs

To ensure sustained high performance, the iQOO Z9 also hosts a large 6K vapour chamber, the largest ever made in the brand’s history with a quoted 6,043mm coverage, to vent heat from the CPU especially during heavy gaming. 

iQOO Z9 malaysia launch

Keeping the whole affair powered is a 6,000mAh graphite battery with 80W wired flash charge. While its cameras aren’t its raison d’etre, it does have a 50MP F/1.8 primary camera paired with a 2MP F/2.4 depth sensor on the rear capable of up to 4K video capture. Up front, you get a 16MP F/2.5 selfie camera in a punch hole for mugshots and video calls.

In Malaysia, you can acquire the iQOO Z9 in your choice of Breeze Green or Phantom Black with the 8GB RAM version retailing for RM1,399 as an online exclusive and the 12GB version for RM1,499. For more details and to acquire the iQOO Z9, check out their official page here.

iQOO Z9x specs and price

The more modest  iQOO Z9x has a slightly smaller 6.72-inch LCD screen with a 2,408 x 1080 pixels resolution, a peak brightness of 1,000 nits and a 120Hz refresh rate and a stereo speaker that can kick up the volume up to 300% on demand.

iqoo z9x 5g malaysia specs

Keeping it powered is a Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 chipset with Malaysia units getting an 8GB RAM configuration with 128GB storage or 256GB storage as well as a 12GB variant with 256GB storage with all variants getting 12GB of virtual Extended RAM and expandable storage via a microSD card. 

iQOO Z9x malaysia launch

Keeping it powered is a 6,000mAh battery with 44W wired flash charge. Much like the iQOO Z9, it also has a dual rear camera setup with a 50MP F/1.8 primary camera and 2MP F/2.4 depth sensor though the front-facing selfie camera is a more modest 8MP model.

In Malaysia, the iQOO Z9X can be acquired in either Northern Green or Mystic Black with the base 8GB RAM/128GB variant retailing for RM999 and the 8GB RAM/256GB storage for RM1,099 with both of these variants sold as online exclusives. The 12GB RAM/256GB variant retails for RM1,199. To check out the vivo Z9x, check out their official page here.

iqoo z9x 5g malaysia launch